windows firewall!?!?!?

  thetrickster 19:38 19 Apr 2006
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just a question with regards to windows xp firewall. is it any good?? does it offer good protection like zone alarm???

  VoG II 19:40 19 Apr 2006

No it is inbound only so it would not spot a nasty trying to 'phone home'.

  Stuartli 19:48 19 Apr 2006

Disable it and use ZoneAlarm's free version.

  Jackcoms 20:16 19 Apr 2006

"it would not spot a nasty trying to 'phone home'"

But if you're using BB and your dial-up modem is disconnected, although diallers can still get into your PC, they cannot dial out.

I use the Windows firewall and basic common sense.

  VoG II 20:19 19 Apr 2006

I should have said 'connect to the internet' rather than 'phone home' but the principle is the same.

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