Firewalls – Various
Use – firewall
Cost – Free
Means that you can control incoming and outgoing contact with the internet to avoid hackers and spyware causing you problems.
ONLY USE ONE FIREWALL – Test with shields up
- You could use windows XP firewall (but this only stops incoming not outgoing connections);
- Better still (the solution I use with XP) is to download Kerio Personal Firewall 2 here and then this configuration file. Install KPF2, then click File / admin / Misc open up the admin panel -> miscellaneous -> Load and select this file. Thanks to MB for this! Check you are fully secure by going to shields up.
Use the integrated firewall
Everything just got a lot easier – use the integrated firewall
Shields up by Steve Gibson – Test your firewall and find out lots more
http://www.pcflank.com/art41b.htm – all you need to know about firewalls. Use Leaktest, Firehole and copycat to test your firewall.