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Gene Johnson

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Re:windows xp firewall process?
« Reply #15 on: August 23, 2004, 04:30:41 AM »
I personaly think I will stick with ZoneAlarm for the time being. Thanks Bob for the tip on the Video, it was informative.

I have known many ex-military folks. Tact is one of their weak points. It is hard to be gentle to a newbie when you have been a drill sergeant, especially when english is you second (or third) language. I find responding with humor to their brusqueness rather than derision, usually gets the point across better. Imho.

The Windows updates icon has been sitting in my system tray for two days now saying "downloading updates 0%". Come on SP2 do your thing. Yahoo has an SP2 compatability download waiting for me too.

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Re:windows xp firewall process?
« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2004, 04:34:25 AM »
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The Windows updates icon has been sitting in my system tray for two days now saying "downloading updates 0%".
Disable/stop the update and go to http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com, works much faster.

Gene Johnson

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Re:windows xp firewall process?
« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2004, 04:46:21 AM »
I've been waiting for Windows to do it, just to see how they handled it. I will manually download however, if it is not done automatically shortly.

KezzerDrix

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Re:windows xp firewall process?
« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2004, 10:37:23 PM »
Use windows firewall for incoming and an AppWall for outgoing.  

Such as

Agnitum's Jammer
or
Pc Security <-- I use

This will lock down your outgoing while keeping system resources at a minimum

professional reviews on the subject.

http://www.flexbeta.net/main/articles.php?action=show&id=76

http://www.winnetmag.com/MicrosoftExchangeOutlook/Article/ArticleID/43363/MicrosoftExchangeOutlook_43363.html

http://www.winsupersite.com/reviews/windowsxp_sp2.asp

Plus, windows firewalls protects from boot up to shut down.  Other software firewalls only work when windows is up and running.  HENCE, the sasser, blaster virus's being able to reak havok.

AppWalls

Pc Security (i use)
http://www.tropsoft.com/pcsecurity/

Agnitum Jammer
http://www.agnitum.com/products/jammer/


I am sure there are others.  

UPDATE:  I found a freeware version of jammer at
http://www.ntu.edu.sg/CITS/SoftwareDirectory/Internet/Comm.htm

Found this FREE appwall
http://www.geocities.com/Ichinin/procwall.htm
« Last Edit: August 24, 2004, 11:48:11 PM by KezzerDrix »