Hi, everyone. I am running a Windows XP based system with BT Broadband connection at the moment. i had Norton Internet Security in my system protecting me from hackers.
But, after a while when I tried to do this little experiment by turning off the Norton Internet Security and then turning on the Windows XP built in firewall my broadband got real fast.
I don't know but before my Norton was disabled my BT Broadband was really slow compared to my other broadband connected mates.(i was getting speeds of about 200kbps-400kbps downstream and 60kbps-120kbps upstream).But after the little experiment according to the broadband speed testing websites in average I am getting 500kbps-530kbps downstream. One time it reached upto 537kbps(but I am only paying for 512 kbps).
I am now in real confusion because if I turn on the Norton Internet Security then i will lose all my precious speed and if I continue protecting my PC with the Windows XP built in firewall I might find myself in bit of a concern as it only blocks inbound connection not outbound.
Can anyone help me or if there is anyone with windows XP and NIS then u can try my experiment as it worked with every single one of my mates! Please I need some help.