XP Firewall question

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by Q Section, Dec 11, 2003.

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  1. Q Section

    Q Section Registered Member

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    Hello Everyone

    We are using 98SE and Outpost Firewall but we speak to XP users regularly and we want to tell them the firewall in XP is insufficient. No one in-the-know uses it seriously (that we know) as their exclusive firewall but since we do not use XP on this computer can someone let us know just how insufficient the firewlall in XP really is? For starters we have heard that it does not stop undesireable outbound traffic. Any comments are gladly appreciated.

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  2. controler

    controler Guest

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/using/howto/networking/icf.asp

    Results from one user at GRC using XP firewall.

    http://www.wown.com/j_helmig/wxpmdfrw.htm


    http://www.qsl.net/vk2jtp/xpfirewall.htm

    con
     
  3. gkweb

    gkweb Expert Firewall Tester

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    Indeed XP firewall has no outbound filtering, and no outbound application filtering, even a simple packet filter is better than XP firewall.
     
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    Thank you controler and gkweb for your assistance.
     
  5. Peaches4U

    Peaches4U Registered Member

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    Hi QSection - I use WinXP and do not rely on the XP firewall because it is inadequate - instal a good firewall that protects you both incoming and outgoing. My preference is ZoneAlarm Pro but the freebie is good, so is
    Sygate and a few others.
     
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