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    Always On defined (IE6)

    Hi -

    (Done many searches and can't find an answer to this

    does Always On mean that regardless of having clicking on, say IE to "open it," that PCs are 'exposed' to the Internet and whatever nasties are lurking there? Is Always On on as soon as I boot?

    Thank you for clarifying what the term means.

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    Re: Always On defined (IE6)

    Assuming you have a constant (always on) connection to the Internet - e.g. DSL - then as soon as your networking kicks in you are connected to the whole wide world. (Hence posts such as <post:=407,306>post 407,306</post:>)

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    Re: Always On defined (IE6)

    Thank you, Leif.

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    Re: Always On defined (IE6)

    If you are running XP SP-2 then the Windows Firewall is on during the boot process regardless of the presence of a third party firewall. So, you are protected during Windows initialization until the third party firewall is running.

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    Re: Always On defined (IE6)

    Joe -

    Thanks. I am aware of the Windows Firewall. Are you saying it ONLY protects during initialization - that it, too, is not "always on"?

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    Re: Always On defined (IE6)

    Windows Firewall will stay on until it is turned off by you or your third party firewall.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Always On defined (IE6)

    Thank you.

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