How to Turn On or Turn Off Windows Firewall? PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 22 August 2006

Introduction
A firewall is software or hardware that creates a protective barrier between your computer and potentially damaging content on the Internet or network. The firewall helps to guard your computer against malicious users, and also against malicious software such as computer viruses and worms. Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) helps to provide more security in the form of a firewall that is known as Windows Firewall.

 

This article discusses how to enable Windows Firewall in Windows XP SP2. This article also discusses how to disable Windows Firewall in Windows XP SP2. Disabling the firewall may help you to troubleshoot applications that do not function as expected behind a firewall.

 

Enable Windows Firewall in Windows XP SP2
1.Click Start, click Run, type Firewall.cpl, and then click OK.
2.On the General tab, click On (recommended), and then click OK.
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Disable Windows Firewall in Windows XP SP2
Note a firewall is designed to help protect your computer from attack by malicious users or by malicious software. Malicious software includes viruses that use unsolicited incoming network traffic to attack your computer. Before you disable your firewall, you must disconnect your computer from all networks, including the Internet. To do this, follow these steps:
1.Click Start, click Run, type Firewall.cpl, and then click OK.
2.On the General tab, click Off (not recommended), and then click OK.

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