I am currently using Windows XP Pro enabled Firewall, however is this safe enough? I have used Norton before however had lots of problems. I also have Internet Sharing set up on my home network. The other machine running (ME) connect directly to this one (XP Pro) however doesnt have a firewall itself of Antiv Virus. Is that ok?
If any1 could direct me in the right direction then that would be a great help.
XPs firewall unlike ZoneAlarm does not prevent progams on your PC from accessing the internet. Only stops incoming. On ZoneAlarm you have to grant each program permission but it will remember next time so it is only the once. Permission can easily be changed from ZoneAlarms control panel.