Windows XP Internet Connection Firewall blocks incoming attacks only

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I have checked a lot of times that Windows XP does not monitor the outgoing connections from the computer. That is why, all Trojans, malicious programs and data-miners are not being detected. Because of this, my PC as well as net speed is very slow.

How can I make my firewalls more effective with incoming and outgoing traffic?

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Answered By 0 points N/A #114896

Windows XP Internet Connection Firewall blocks incoming attacks only

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Good Day James,

Your question is regarding Windows Firewall and the outgoing/incoming web traffic.

It is true that Windows Firewall does not monitor the outgoing traffic. It is made to monitor the incoming web traffic to keep the system secure from different malicious viruses and Malwares.

In order to monitor your outgoing web traffic, I would recommend you to use good anti-virus software (AVG, Kaspersky, Norton etc.), that would enable you to monitor your outgoing traffic. These softwares are purposely made for security, so they have more options to keep your system secure.

Thank you.

Answered By 564990 points N/A #114897

Windows XP Internet Connection Firewall blocks incoming attacks only

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That's how Windows is programmed. It aids people in many ways especially in doing their respective jobs. And it is also a gateway for other people to communicate with each other. And there are others that rely on it to do business. But the fact that it cannot defend itself from any form of attack is absolutely true.

If Windows can block all forms of attack from an outside source or detect and remove a virus that made its way in, then what’s the use of creating an antivirus? Antivirus would be useless because Windows doesn’t need any help.

You can strengthen your Windows’ firewall by installing reliable antivirus and internet security programs. Besides turning on Windows Firewall, these programs add up in the integrity of the computer’s security. You can use Norton Antivirus, Norton Internet Security, McAfee Antivirus, Avast Antivirus, AVG Antivirus, and others.

Answered By 10 points N/A #114898

Windows XP Internet Connection Firewall blocks incoming attacks only

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Hello James,

Your computer might be vulnerable to threats from using the internet or sharing information with other computers because you have not turned on the firewall on your computer to filter all incoming connections and block harmful and the outgoing connections too, and you may be lacking an antivirus on your computer too.

You will have to ensure that your windows firewall is turned on by using the following procedure:

  • Go to the control panel and click on system security.
  • Click on firewall, and then click on turn firewall on of off.
  • Make sure that the firewall is turned on in the window that will open.
  • Save the changes.

Also look for a strong antivirus and install it on your computer so as to protect your system from any malicious threats. The antiviruses that I will recommend are:

  • AVG
  • Kaspersky
  • Bitdefender

Install only one of them and update it.

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Regards
Lee Hung

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