Firewall on windows xp

  hargranules 16:34 03 Feb 2006

I am trying to sort out a windows xp machine that has had virus problems. I have put on avast anti - virus but have noticed that the pc has no windows firewall.

Firstly if I have avast home addition installed do I need firewall. If so, why has the xp machine not got windows firewall (it is a dell machine about 4 years old)

Is there any free firewalls that i can download?

  alan227 16:44 03 Feb 2006

The firewall in XP is only inckuded if SP2 has been installed.
Zone Alarm is a good free firewall and can be downloaded from here.

click here

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:46 03 Feb 2006

Use Zone alarm (one of the last free really good firewalls wil block incomming and outgoing connctions .

  hargranules 17:02 03 Feb 2006

Thanks for your help

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