WinXP Firewall Logs

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  1. Jimbob1989

    Jimbob1989 Registered Member

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    How do you view the logs for the firewall that came with WinXP Service Pack 2?

    I came accross some software that displayed it for me but it was not the best of quality.

    Jimbob
     
  2. nadirah

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    You should be using some other firewall, not the one that comes built-in to SP2. The built-in firewall in SP2 does not provide users with complete overall protection as it does not protect outgoing traffic.
    Jimbob, you should seriously consider using another firewall. The built-in SP2 firewall is lousy as it does not allow users to view its logs easily.
     
  3. Jimbob1989

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    I know, I just want to know how to access the logs.

    Jimbob
     
  4. nadirah

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    The logs won't show anything if you don't use the firewall, but here's a firewall log viewer.

    http://www.snapfiles.com/get/firelogxp.html
     
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    CrazyM Firewall Expert

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    There are not a lot of options at the moment in terms of software for reading/filtering the Windows Firewall log.

    Another alternative to the raw logs is to import them into Excel.

    Regards,

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    Does my firewall need 100% internet access.. or should I need to block any port or IP access?
     
  9. nadirah

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    What? Your firewall does not need to connect to the internet, once you install your firewall, it should already be protecting you automatically.
    Which firewall are you using?
     
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    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    BB I believe that the one at majorgeeks would be a pretty good one.
     
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    Thanks Bigc!
     
  15. Jimbob1989

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    I just couldn't be bothered in the end. Switched Windows Firewall off.

    Jimbob
     
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