Windows XP is an operating system which use with so many computer user in the world. There are some people maybe or community do the pilot or try to find the problem or bug or hole for Windows XP or any other Microsoft products, whether it's still beta version or already final released.
Base in my experience, especially for Windows XP with Service Pack bellow 3 (maybe SP 1 or SP2), there are some bug and hole that can make the computer attach by other user which usually connected by internet. One reason for Windows XP user to installed the personal firewall, this is better than none even the Windows XP also have Firewall, but the Windows XP firewall is not as safe, because the development of technology that so fast, than the firewall also have to update regularly.
What is Good Firewall?
There are so many type for developer who produce the Firewall software, but I already choose Comodo Firewall Pro. I think this firewall is enough for my need, but some website told that this Comodo Firewall is very good personal firewall. This software also Free to download and use without have to pay anything.
Using Comodo Firewall with my Windows XP SP3, make me feel safe to browse or do anything with my computer. Comodo Firewall have two main defense category: Firewall & Defense+.
Firewall category use to protect the computer from possible attach for the computer, usually this is from network connection. Defense+ category use to protect and give the information for user about something that try access or try install something at computer. Both of this is really function able for me. If I want to install or update a software at my computer, the Comodo Firewall will tell me by popup window that something need my approval. There will be appear some radio button to choose whether I accept or block the request.
For some people, maybe the Comodo Firewall popup bother and does not make comfortable, but for me this is really helpful, because I know what will happen at my computer which usually run backdoor without our permission. If let's say I don't want the approval request appear, I can turn it off the firewall for temporary time, or we also can choose the Firewall security level and Defense+ security level to make it more secure or make it more vulnerable, becareful and make sure before change the default security level.
Am I Feel Safe With My Computer?
Yes, with additional firewall and also default Windows XP firewall, I could feel safe using the computer. But always do the safe way to do anything with our computer, always update the antivirus and update the firewall also update Windows XP patch. Unfortunately Comodo Firewall have facilities to update itself. This is good.
I always regularly watch the Startup process at my computer. Use StartupCPL to see what will start when the computer booting at the first time. If I see something strange, I can directly turn off that strange startup. StartupCPL is also free, this is good for complementary our Windows XP.