A firewall is designed to help protect your computer from attack by malicious users or by malicious software. Malicious software includes viruses that use unsolicited incoming network traffic to attack your computer.

For Windows XP Service Pack 2

1. Click Start, click Run, type Firewall.cpl, and then click OK.

2. On the General tab, click On (recommended), and then click OK.

For Windows XP or Windows XP Service Pack 1

To enable Internet Connection Firewall feature using the Network Setup Wizard in Windows XP or Windows XP SP1:

1. Run the Network Setup Wizard. To access this wizard, point to Control Panel, double-click Network and Internet Connections, and then click Setup or change your home or small office network.

2. The Internet Connection Firewall is enabled when you choose a configuration in the wizard that indicates that your computer is connected directly to the Internet.

For further assistance, please contact the IT Services Help Desk at (414) 288-7799.


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