Every time I switch on my laptop I get a message saying Windows firewall is off. I then turn it on. Next time I switch on my laptop I get the same message saying Windows firewall is off. How can I get the On setting to "Stick"?
I am using AVG for antivirus. I do not use a security suite like Norton or Mcafee. My OS is XP Pro. As far as I am aware the Windows firewall is the only one on my computer. I do a use wireless router, could this have any effect?
Give up on Windows fire wall it is next to useless. It might stop incoming attacks, but it will not stop anything out going I am told. You can read all about the short comings of Windows fire wall on this forum if you use the search forum section. Diversion has pointed you in the right direction to Zone Alarm. However I use Comodor and there are a fair number of other good free ones on the net.
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