Windows Firewall (applies to users who have Windows XP Service
Pack 2 ONLY.)
Click on Start and then Control Panel.
You will have one of two control panels. Click on the Security
Click on the Windows Firewall icon beneath the status updates.
Click Off (not recommended) and then click OK.
* NOTE: To turn it back on at a later date, go through these
same steps except click On (recommended). When turning the
back on, you can stop at this step, there is no need to continue.
After turning off the Windows Firewall, you will get the
following error. This error will continue to pop up in the system
you tell Windows that you realize the Firewall is turned off.
To do this, continue to Step 6.
Click on the balloon, or on the red shield in the system
tray, and you will get the screen below. Click on the Recommendations...
Place a check in the "I have a firewall solution that
I'll monitor myself" box. This will stop Windows from popping
up alerts that you are at risk. Click OK.
After you click OK, you will get the following screen. This
screen is saying that Windows will not monitor your firewall
settings. Just close the window, and you are done.
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