Does anybody know whether I am at risk from the various nasties out there by relying on XPs own ICF? I have run numerous checks on the online facilities which tell me I am secure, hidden etc and that my AV software is just fine. In short, what possible reason could I have for using an add on (bought) firewall, when XP seems to be OK.
I was using xp firewall and was infected by a trojan, that has been a pain to get rid of, try zone alarm but take your time setting it up, and read the help files. The first time that i tried to use it I didn't and caused myself a few problems by blocking some of my own programmes, that was why i was using the xp icf it gives you a lot more peace of mind. grouse