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Windows XP - Service Pack 2 (SP2) - Firewall

Posted Tuesday, August 17, 2004

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Windows XP - Service Pack 2 (SP2) - Firewall

              

XP originally came with a firewall, but it was switched off by default, now you get the new updated version which has passed the shield up test at www.GRC.com with a perfect “TruStealth” rating. 

The firewall can be accessed from the Windows security center which is located in "START/PROGRAMS/ACCESSORIES/SYSTEM TOOLS/ THEN SECURITY CENTER" and then click on Windows Firewall at the bottom the screen. You can configure the exceptions list here. One you wish to setup is file and printer sharing, that is if you are using this option in a local network.