firewall first

  123pete 00:21 22 May 2005

Can anyone help me.
I am running xp sp2 and I want to ensure that my firewall/ainti virus are started before my broad band conection is active.

  123pete 12:06 22 May 2005

I am running xp home

  TomG 20:17 23 May 2005

What firewall/anti virus package are you using - all the decent ones start up first as a matter of caorse (otherwise they would be useless).

  123pete 00:05 24 May 2005

I'm runing norton firewall, on start up my network conection to yahoo appears in the system tray first. I am using automatic sign in.

  TomG 19:07 24 May 2005

I wouldn't worry too much what windows shows in the system tray as loading first - you could check the symantec site but I'm pretty sure Norton loads itself into memory first.

As i said an anitivirus package wouldn't be much good if it didn't load at startup.

Are you using a combined router/broadband modem? If so you can set that firewall to be on all the time (set a wep security key) and then you don't need the norton firewall.

  Mr Mistoffelees 19:37 25 May 2005

I use Norton's too and it always loads before the modem connects.

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