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How do I set up a firewall in Windows 98 ?
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by:mhartog
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use wingate software (get it on the internet)
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by:BabyBoomer
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where ?

how to install it and set it up ?
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by:mhartog
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search and read the documentation

you are very lazy...........

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by:HELPME2070199
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There is also a brilliant cheap firewall/proxy software it runs on 95/98 and also nt its called browsgate by netcplus.  Their web site is www.netcplus.com.  You can get a full version demo for 15 days, it acts as a firewall\ proxy and also doe your e-mail sending to your smtp server and reteiving from the pop3 severs.
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by:BabyBoomer
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I've been told that browsing with internet explorer 'exposes' your computer and even a newborn baby can hack into explorer, even with a firewall set up.

First, a firewall is a door and only what I say comes through, is allowed to pass through, right ?

It's in windows self. I just don't know how to activate and tweak it.
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by:HELPME2070199
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Is this firewall for a home pc or work pc, the differnce being for a home pc you really dont need a firewall as i take it you are not going to be on the net for such long periods,  If it a networked workstation sitting in a domain you will need some sort of protection only if you have a permanant connection to the outside world.

can you explain your situation a bit clearer

thanks
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by:BabyBoomer
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It's a home PC, and maybe you won't believe it, but I'm on the net VERY frequently. Ask Belgacom ! ( belgian telephone company ). They've gotten rich because of me :)

I used to use ICQ, but at a given moment, I noticed I was receiving data when I was searching my harddisk for a file.

Later research came up with BackOrifice. Some ass-hole had sent me that TH without Windows or Explorer alarming me about it. That's why I want the tighest security possible in Windows 98.
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HELPME2070199 earned 400 total points
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I take it you dial up the net, here in the company i work for we use a new open connection to the outside world it uses radio waves and it faster than isdn and cheaper, and it called Tele2.  We have to have a firewall due to the fact the connection is open at all times, we use proxy sever but at £600 quid this is out of the question for a home user,  As i have said before Netcplus have an excellent alternative browsegate itworks like a proxy server if youhave more than one pc in your home (and of course if the are on a small hub) you can get connection through browse gate also.  Now what a firewall or proxy server do is stop any one from the outside wall from seeing your internal network.  But buy the sounds of it you need an uptodate virus checker, one that deals with e-mail and also while you are on the net,  i have one running on my laptop at the moment calle pc cillen, every time i goe on to the net it starts up etc etc, There is a web site that might be usefull to you it also does an online virus scan of your system but more important they have some free downloads,  www.antivirus.com

hope that this has been of some help

see ya
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