Learn how to configure and test the Windows XP Firewall
The Windows XP Firewall provides a basic level of protection against hackers as soon as you start your computer up. Although many users opt for a third party firewall with a greater level of security, the XP Firewall has the advantage of being built-in to Windows XP. Therefore, it will start protecting your computer before you have even thought about a third party firewall.
This video tutorial demonstrates the most common configuration options for the XP Firewall and discusses when you might need to use them. Finally, if you need to turn off Windows Firewall for any reason, this video shows you how to do that too.
To start the video presentation, please click on the picture below.
You can learn more about the XP Firewall and about adding exceptions by visiting the Microsoft.com pages for the Windows XP firewall. Microsoft have even prepared a tutorial for you, though there is no video this time!
ICMP – If you are curious as to what Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) is (and not IMCP as I mistakenly call it in the video!) you can check out this Wikipedia page. Be warned though, it’s pretty technical stuff!
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