Thankyou for response. Well it seems that because every thing is trying to startup at the same time things are going wrong. The xp tune that usually plays upon logging in no longer happens, windows messenger doesnt allow me to sign in, to top it off the firewall becomes disabled and denies my acces to it saying that I dont have the authority. I have xp but this is on the adminisrtator account so theres no reason to deny access???????? Help me please
try downloading zonealarm,its also on this months PCA coverdisc.its very easy to set up.
select the autoconfigure option when installing it then turn off the advanced alerts.all of your installed programs/browser will have rules already set up to allow access.when you install any new software that requires access zone alarm will ask you to allow it or block it.click details and then select yes or no.tick the always do this box and it wont ask again.simple.
The PC I've just bought has 1 month's Norton Security pre-installed. Should I choose to renew my subscription at the end of the month or save my money by downloading zone alarm (recommended by one of the helpful chaps at work)? Will the latter do as good a job as Norton does?