Windows Firewall


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Windows Firewall

The 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 Windows Firewall superseded Internet Connection Firewall (ICF) and is turned on by default.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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If you go the free route, AVG Free (free.avg.com), combined with Windows Firewall, which comes with Windows, is a good combination.
In addition to the firewall that comes with your PC (for example Windows Firewall), it will also be great if you could use a good software firewall.
Issues with Windows Firewall were fixed and known bugs were fixed.
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"Taking Steps Toward Bot Preparedness," a report by Peyton Engel, technical architect with CDW-G, outlines key steps for districts to take to prevent an attack: install a Windows firewall, disable auto run, break password trusts, consider network compartmentalization, provide the least amount of privilege allowable to users, filter data leaving the network use a proxy server, and monitor DNS queries.

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