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#1 killmypc

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 07:40 AM

Hey ya'll,
First of all, I want to thank you guys for all the help!! :thumbsup:

I have read many times in the forums that the XP firewall lacks a lot. I purchased "PC-Cillin Internet Security 2006", which I run in "real time"...and tried to run that firewall, but every time I turn XP firewall off and PC on...I get the "this page cannot be displayed" message. My browser won't open anything.

I have looked thru just about everything I can imagine, I have tried using the "exception list" for sites, but can't even pull up msn, or hotmail.

I am uncomfortable just running XP Firewall....is PC-Cillin any good?

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 06:26 AM

sounds like a the PC firewall is blocking ur internet man.
try check the firewall rules in PC cillin....
and make sure ALG.exe svchost.exe and IE.exe is allowed thru the firewall.

and just make sure the programs u want on internet is allowed too.

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 07:05 AM

The Windows XP firewall protects against port scanning but has limitations and it is no replacement for a 3rd-party personal firewall.

1. The XP firewall is not a full featured firewall. Normal firewalls allow you to specifically control each TCP and UDP port but XPís firewall does not provide you with this capability. Instead, it takes a point and click approach to enabling or disabling a few common ports.

2. The XP firewall does a good job of monitoring, examining and blocking inbound traffic but makes no attempt to filter or block outbound traffic like most 3rd-party personal firewalls. Thus, the XP firewall does not identify which programs attempt to initiate outbound network or Internet communications nor does it block the traffic when suspicious activity occurs.

This feature can be helpful in preventing many types of malware attacks that may attempt to open ports or communicate with outside servers without the user's knowledge or consent. It also means that if your system has been compromised, a hacker could use your machine as part of a distributed denial of service attack.

If you choose to use a 3rd-party firewall, you need to disable the Windows firewall. Running multiple software firewalls on a single computer can cause conflicts that are hard to identify and troubleshoot. Only one of the firewalls can receive the packets over the network and process them. Sometimes you may even have a conflict that causes neither firewall to protect your connection. However, you can use a hardware firewall (your router) and a software firewall (Kerio or ZoneAlarm) in conjunction.

As Saitzu said, check the firewall rules in PC-Cillin.
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Posted 07 July 2006 - 08:34 AM

Thanks ya'll, that helps a lot :thumbsup:

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Posted 07 July 2006 - 08:40 AM

No problem, we are more then happy to help out.

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 06:19 AM

I followed ya'lls advice, and with a little effort, discovered I had the settings wrong, think it's straightened out now. Thanks again :thumbsup:

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 06:24 AM

Good job. Glad to hear the problem is resolved. :thumbsup:
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