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Xp Pro Kicked Offline By Firewall ?

Q: Xp Pro Kicked Offline By Firewall ?

Hello all I did away with the problematic ME software and now am trying to learn Kicked By Xp ? Firewall Pro Offline XP Pro I am using a wired D-Link router with DSL high speed service One gig of RAM video card and a processor Also included is AVG Zonelab Spybot and Spyware blaster While there is activity I am fine butt if I walk away from the keyboard for an hour and try to resume where I was at I am no longer connected to the internet ZL gives me a box saying the svchost is being blocked I have allowed it full access with the program control panel settings butt it is still timing out somewhere I check the router time out setting and have green checks across the board in ZL for this service Upon reboot all is well again until there is a lapse in activity and then I get the ZL box Can someone give me some direction towards a solution btw I have had my IP check the line and re-check the line it runs fine when it is running Thankx xtraloud

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A: Xp Pro Kicked Offline By Firewall ?

What version of XP Pro are you using? Does it have SP2 (SP2 has a firewall)?
start > right click on My Computer > Properties

If so, you may have two firewalls running at once, Windows firewall and ZoneLabs firewall (if you have the ZoneLab firewall). But it is easy to check and should be the first thing to check IMHO.

To turn off Windows firewall:
Start > Control Panel > Security Center
Scroll down to the bottom of the page, click on Windows Firewall to open up a window that will allow you to turn it off.

Running two firewalls at once is not a good idea.

Like I said, this is a quick and easy thing to do, and may be the problem. Let us know.
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A:Low FPS with online Games, 60 fps offline

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If your friend is connected (wired or wifi) to your router, you can fix that.

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jra64 said:

The hard drive has begun to click a little bit sometimesClick to expand...

Can you elaborate "clicking"
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singapork said:

configure the "inside interface" of cisco router with /24 subnet, which is connected to a layer 3 switch which has few network segment using /23 subnet...would it cause routing conflict?

FIREWALL "inside" interface" ( |----->LAYER 3 SWITCH------->internal network, to expand...

hmm; *IF* there's one connection from the Cisco to the switch which then provides the fan-out into the x.100.0/24, then the rules would be generic filters; high level, non-destination ip specific (no layer 2,3 rules)

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see this vista tip:

it is mostly germane (just ignore the Public vs Private settings)

For background
Sharing uses ports

138: Name services: this controls the visibility of system names in View Entire Network --> Ms Windows Network -->Workgroup
139,445: these are the actual data ports used for access (Samba and CIFS support). Printers will show up here too.
631: this is the print spooling port for CUPS support
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PING is a useless test for this condition.

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pimpmypc said:

Which is better linksys wireless n firewall enabled with wpa2 or software firewall. I here that if you have a hardware firewall then the software one is pretty much useless, what do you people say?.Click to expand...

A hardware firewall appliance is much better than a software FW.
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sorry i can't help you too much mate, i don't have any experience with windows server 2003 but somebody else who is online no might that wasn't online earlier

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Update Windows XP and use the Windows firewall
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zonelabs will not run along side other firewalls happly
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A:Need good free firewall for novice user that's easy to use

That's a good question and I too am interested in the answers.

What I typically do is expose the individual's firewall to everything good that must not be blocked (i.e. fill up the exceptions list). Then, I just tell them to hit block on pretty much anything unless you are installing a new program or connecting to a different network for the first time. Also, Adblock Plus for Firefox silently blocks the bad content on most sites before it even reaches the firewall so that has helped to make the whole process more automated.
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Zone Alarm free is another popular one.
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A:Best firewall for XP

Turn off notifications and the irritation will stop.

The default XP firewall was very week, and I opted for Comodo (which has been bought out but I cant cite a reference). Also ignore the Comodo Internet Security offer - - just get the standalone firewall.
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A:Best firewall for Windows 8

Check the compatibility center for more info:

It'll let you browse through to see what's compatible.
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Internet Protocol Security (IPsec) is a protocol suite for securing Internet Protocol (IP) communications by authenticating and encrypting each IP packet of a communication session.Click to expand...

On linux platforms, it is literally the name of the firewall itself.

What is exception in firewallClick to expand...

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allow nothing inbound
allow all outbound
User defined rules become the "exceptions" usually to allow more control, as in DENY all outbound and then ALLOW specific programs to access the web, eg your browser, email and any host servers. This stops many forms of virus' from "calling home"
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We need more information such as, are you saying the firewall is preventing you from accessing the internet? What firewall are you using?

1. Please give us all your security software you are running/have installed at this moment.

2. You are behind a router, correct?

3. What browser are you using?

4. How long has this issue been going on?

5. Have you scanned for infections?

6. Give us your system specs including OS.
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Video Error; We were not able to access your video​

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jo - not sure if this helps but it might:
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Now that I've moved to Win/7 which has a much better default FW, I no longer advocate any 3rd party FB.
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{I can't believe I just said that :wink:}
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is this ok?
why does this happen?
and what can i do to fix it?

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Uninstall it fully
Re-install it

That's the easiest way to default all settings

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A:XP firewall question, I think

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A:Should I replace Windows Firewall with another?

DCTCJT said:

... should I continue using Windows Firewall, replace it with another, or run an additional firewall like COMONDO with Windows Firewall?Click to expand...

consider Comodo / Sunbelt Personal Firewall 4. These behave very similarly and have a training mode to LEARN your software. Pretty soon the prompting quites and they become silent until you perform some updates

Also, if I update Malwarebytes to Real Time scanning, should I continue to use Windows Defender?Click to expand...

One or the other but not both. Personally, I disable RTS.

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A:Nuisance free firewall software

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It is a very helpful community. You should receive answers quickly.

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A:64-Bit Vista Compatible Firewall

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The Differences and Features of Hardware and Software Firewalls

Good protection is a hardware firewall (in the router)) plus installing a software firewall to run on each computer. You don't want to have more then one software firewall running on a computer

/* edit */
Check your router manual to see what firewall functions it provides.
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A:Eset having problems with Windows Firewall

Windows prefers its own Cr** and the Security Wizard does not recognize all other OEM tools like A/V & Firewalls.

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A:Recomendation against Zone Alarm Firewall

Hmm was thinking of going back to Zone Alarm as I used it for years and loved it so what firewall software do you recommend?

Also what antivirus software do you recommend - I have used AVG for years then went to avast couple years ago (I actually use full versions not the free ones lol) I am wondering should I stick with avast or go to a new one as I got 15 days left on my license.
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A:Anti-Virus Software & Firewall Software - need advice

I had Norton pre-installed on my computer when I got it and I honestly dont like it. .. it seemed to cause more problems than it solved for me.

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Am I missing something?

A:Zone Alarm personal free firewall

uninstall it and DL Sygate free. Does not function with Vista, great with XP. Just google sygate and go from there. Can't run both so uninstall the other first.