firewall settings

  bobbybluenose 15:02 15 May 2008

i cannot open my firewall settings when i try to open the settings ,i get the message due to unidentified problem windows cannot display windows firewall setting's have not had a problem opening the firewall in the past, i did do a restore yesterday and a repair last week any ideas please bbn

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:39 15 May 2008

Vista or XP?

XP firewall is a waste of time asit only blocks incomming not outgoings.

Firewalls :-
Comodo Personal Firewall 2.0 click here
Filesclab click here
Jetico click here
Kerio4 click here
Netveda click here
Nrt firewall 2.0.1 click here
Outpost free click here
R-firewall click here
Securepoint click here
Softperfect click here
Sygate click here
Wyvernworks click here
ZoneAlarm click here

I recommend ZoneAlarm, Sygate or Kerio from personal use.

  bobbybluenose 18:13 15 May 2008

cheers fruit bat /\0/\
how do i delete fire wall

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:22 15 May 2008

you don't,

any of the three I recommended will switch off the windows firewall when you install it.

  birdface 08:25 16 May 2008

Kerio free Firewall may be your best bet,Works just like windows Firewall download it and forget about pop ups wanting you to allow or deny programs.It will automatically switch windows firewall of when you download it.

  davidprc 13:17 16 May 2008

Windows XP FW is not a waste of time, it works very well as a FW.

Just because it does not look at what is leaving your system does not make it bad.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:05 16 May 2008


didn't sa it was bad - just a wast of time.

if you download a tojan or keylogger via e-nmail or install from an infected file the it can send information out through windows firewall.

A firewall that blocks outgoing attempts warns you if an unauthourised program s attempting to contact the web.

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