Is Windows XP firewall enough to block ARP, ICMP or other nasty inbound stuff?

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by 1nvad3r, Apr 3, 2010.

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  1. 1nvad3r

    1nvad3r Registered Member

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    Is Windows XP firewall enough to block ARP, ICMP or other nasty inbound stuff? Because I'm planning to switch from a security suite to a free antivirus program w/o a firewall.
     
  2. Cudni

    Cudni Global Moderator

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    probably not blocking arp like some 3rd party fw
     
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    If you are normal surfer then its safe to use Win XP firewall and yes it doesn't block ARP bound messages, also an important thing always keep your OS up-to-date:)
     
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    JRViejo Global Moderator

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    1nvad3r, Wilders has a Windows XP firewall tutorial, written by Stem, that could show you the settings, options and filtering capabilities of the windows XP firewall. Just FYI.
     
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