On 2007-01-14 05:23:11 +0000, "SD_JH843" <SD_JH843@NotForUseNet.Com> said:
> I've gone through the help file but find it so so. I simply want to rid
> the system
> of unecessary communication. I probably just need to dive in and play
> with settings,
> I got good at that with Tiny under XP.. I thought that someone may have a site
> that goes through tightening up the firewall. I'm sure the default
> config isn't really
> that good due to the fact that MS support doesn't want to many calls..
Actually, the default settings and so-on in the Windows firewall are
pretty good. Out of the box it's designed to keep the system locked
down to external intrustions and only allow internal stuff to create
exceptions as you allow (note that running an installer as admin and
clicking 'OK' on the UAC prompt is deemed to be allowing it to do
whatever it wants to your system).
As you say, MS don't want too many calls, nor bad press about their new
baby. They were getting far more bad press about previous systems being
too open and not stopping malware than they were about the firewall
being too complex. I'm not suggesting you shouldn't look, learn, figure
stuff out and tweak it to your heart's desire, of course you should.
But there isn't any immediate need to rush and do it right now or else
your computer is in trouble, if you see what I mean.