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Making Win XP as future-proof as possible [closed]

So Win XP is finally going off life support. Unfortunately, the Print Shop I work for has equipment that requires XP (i.e. no drivers are supported in the newer OSes) We have upgraded most of our ...
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Is it safe to run Windows XP behind firewall

I have a Linux Mint host running Windows XP Virtual Machines with VirtualBox. The XP VM's are connected to the internet via the host. In the Linux host, I have blocked every port with a firewall ...
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How can I confirm if a process is being blocked from communicating on a network?

I have a user system with a third-party vendor product that needs to communicate with the network. We're noticing symptoms that suggests that the program/process is being blocked from communicating ...
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Download stops in all browsers and download managers on Windows XP

I have Windows XP on my desktop and I can't download anything on it. Download stops after a few seconds or even doesn't start. I've tried using Firefox, Chrome, IE, different download managers, but ...
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Windows port opening

I had a problem with opening port between my host (windows 7) and a virtual box (windows xp) system. On my host win7 system, I added a port from the inbound rule (port 777) under the firewall advance ...
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How can I block all internet connections except the Microsoft Update website?

I want download updates for Windows XP. Until all updates have been downloaded, my computer will be more exposed to hackers. How can I block all internet connections except those to/from the Microsoft ...
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How can i make my Netgear WPN824V2 Router more secure?

I realize, in the research I have done so far, that the memory to import into this router is too low to run any custom firmware, it is updated to the current newest firmware. But my problem is that ...
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What security changes are necessary when connecting DSL modem directly to PC instead of router?

Windows XP I have a user with a single PC that was connected to the internet via a standard home router. The router is now having hardware-related issues and to save money, they're considering ...
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How can I put the Windows XP firewall into an “allow all” port configuration and only block certain ports?

Without going into too much detail on why I need to do this, I'm trying to put the Windows XP Firewall into an allow all ports configuration, and only deny certain ports I have in a list. I've ...
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Windows XP Firewall Individual Interface Exceptions Don't Stick

In testing some machine hardening settings I noticed what appears to be a bug in Windows XP's firewall. If you open firewall.cpl and go to the Exceptions tab you can add exceptions for known ...
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Is Windows Firewall with Advanced Security available for Windows XP / Windows Server 2003?

Is Windows Firewall with Advanced Security available for Windows XP / Windows Server 2003? If yes, what is the download link, or how do I add it on?
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How do I block all outgoing ports in Windows XP firewall?

The built-in Windows firewall seems to only block incoming ports, but not any outgoing traffic. I am looking for an application to install on an xp machine which can be configured a way to block ...
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Windows XP Wifi connected but can not access Internet with browser

I have two laptops: Windows Vista laptop which connects fine to Internet (writing this post from it now) Windows XP SP2 laptop which connects fine to Wifi, Router but not Internet When I try to ...
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System.exe trying to connect microsoft ISP

When i connect to internet, I often get these firewall notification requests that system.exe is trying to connect Process: System Remote Address: 94.245.121.212, PROTO41 through PROTO41, the ...
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nvmctray.dll and then daemonu.exe trying to access Internet on startup?

When I start-up my PC, Comodo Firewall 5.4.189822.1355 shows an alert that this is trying to access the Internet: Application: nvmctray.dll Remote: 127.0.0.1 - TCP Port: 2559 Shortly, afterwards, ...
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Installing a third party firewall [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is the Windows XP firewall good enough? Should you worry about using third party firewall or the windows firewall is sufficient?
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Windows Firewall service - Safe to disable?

I installed Comodo Firewall on my Windows XP 32bit and it turned off the Windows Firewall like these softwares usually do. However the Windows Firewall/ICS service is still on Automatic and Started. ...
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What is blocking the FTP and HTTP traffic on XP with Windows Firewall disabled?

I've just had to reinstall the drivers for the D-Link G510 wireless card on an XP machine as they were causing a BSOD. It now successfully connects to the internet as I can ping and tracert to ...
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Can't start firewall or automatic updates in Windows XP

On a friends laptop following some viruses infestations there is a problem in starting the Windows firewall. The error is: Could not start the Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing(ICS) ...
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Why do I get an “Access Denied” message intermittently? How can I change this? Should I?

Windows XP SP3 I use utorrent. Occasionally, in the logger I will get this message: "Error opening Windows firewall: 0x80070005 Access is denied". It is not always there, it is intermittent. Can I ...
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UDP blocked by Windows XP Firewall when sending to local machine

I work for a software development company but the issue doesn't seem to be programming-related. Here is my setup: Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 3, all updated Program that sends UDP ...
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1answer
315 views

lsass and svchost should they access internet or not? On WXP-SP3

My Zone Alarm 8 firewall on WXP-SP3 is advising me: svchost.exe (Generic Host Process for Windows 32 services) lsass.exe (LSA Shell (Export version) both try sometimes to access internet. Should ...
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Looking for a new, free firewall (Sunbelt has a huge hole)

I've been using Sunbelt Personal Firewall v. 4.5 (previously Kerio). I've discovered that blocking Firefox connections in the configuration doesn't stop EXISTING Firefox connections. (See my post ...
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1answer
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Sunbelt Firewall 4.5 won't block Firefox

I blocked Firefox with Sunbelt Personal Firewall v.4.5 (formerly Kerio Firewall), by placing red X's on the four in/out points in the configuration. I noticed that the posted text messages on the ...
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How can Windows XP's firewall be made to block a specific application?

I haven't used Windows XP in a while, and as it looks, its built-in firewall. When turned on it should be blocking every application, while letting you add exceptions to let some through. However, ...
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Windows Security Center Not Recognizing Third Party Utilities After System Restore

I am running Windows XP Professional 64-bit. I recently had to do a system restore, after Windows Update blue-screened my machine while updating the network driver. The system restore went without a ...
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How do I use one computer as the firewall of another computer?

I recently obtained a NetGear Router together with a ADSL line, I have two PC's PC1 and PC2, I want PC1 to have complete control over PC2, eg. serve as a Firewall for PC2. I should also be able to ...
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Is my PC less secure, by enabling XP Firewall - File and Printer Sharing exception?

I have 2 XP machines sitting behind a router (and it's firewall). I want to share files between them. I've shared C:\ but found the XP firewall was blocking access. I enabled the File and Printer ...
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Is the Windows XP firewall good enough?

I used to use a third-party firewall like ZoneAlarm and some others whose names I forget, but their complexity ended up annoying me. Assuming one runs his computer as a normal user/powersuser, is it ...
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1answer
1k views

Block all network traffic from/to laptop except explicit apps/protocols/targets?

Usually I connect my WinXP laptop via WiFi to my home LAN, but sometimes I have to use tethering with cellular phone where traffic prices are very high ($1 = 2 MB traffic counted in both directions). ...
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What alternatives exist for Zone Alarm?

I like having Zone Alarm to warn me when programs are trying to phone home / request for updates etc. However, I feel its interface is a little clunky and was wondering if there are any alternatives ...