Posted 12 November 2006 - 12:39 PM
I would have to agree with rlprlp about using the Windows firewall. First, it only reviews incoming packets, not outgoing; this means that should you become infected, say, by a spambot, that it can "call home" with impunity, or infect other computers. Second, it does not provide logs or real user controls, so it cannot be manually configured. With the number of free, and fully featured software firewalls available, there does not seem to be a reason to continue to use the Windows version.
Only use, however ONE firewall, since like multiple anti-virus real time protection applications, they can conflict and cause dysfunctionality in both the operating system and in protecting your computer.
Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one should be silent.