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Windows FirewallThe firewall built into Windows starting with Windows XP Service Pack 2. Windows Firewall provides a stateful inspection of packets that accepts only responses to requests originated by the user. This prevents outside requests for data from entering the computer, unless specifically allowed by the user. However, spyware programs are often clandestinely installed in a user's computer which then make valid requests that a stateful firewall will allow responses to. Windows Firewall superseded Internet Connection Firewall (ICF) and is turned on by default. See firewall and XP SP2.
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In addition, Windows XP users can use this tool to automatically enable the Internet Connection Firewall
and set up the Automatic Updates feature.
A, which disables the Internet connection firewall
on Windows computers, was recently discovered on three continents and has affected CNN, ABC and The New York Times.
If you're running Windows XP, you don't even have to go online to find a firewall--the Internet Connection Firewall
(ICF) will protect you from a multitude of singes.