About XP's built-in firewall

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by xtree, Sep 30, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. xtree

    xtree Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2006
    Posts:
    96
    Hello,

    I would like to have your help in the following 2 questions:

    My system is behind a router and I use xp firewall to protect my pc from the possible threats coming from other pcs also behind the same router.

    1. Does xp firewall really provide such level of protection by default in this case?

    2. Is there a way to protect xp firewall from killing by malicious apps?

    Thanks in advance. xtree
     
  2. stapp

    stapp Global Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2006
    Posts:
    7,283
    Location:
    England
  3. ASpace

    ASpace Guest

    Yes , it does.


    You need antivirus/antispyware/antimalware application to do that .
    As of protection - limited user account (limited rights) will protect the Windows Firewall as applications cannot access registry keys connected to WF.
     
  4. xtree

    xtree Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2006
    Posts:
    96
    Thank you for the info indeed.
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.