Discovery of Windows XP firewall covert abilities.Written by Serge Grabo
XP Firewall Control overbuilds Window XP firewall. SphinxSoftware has started development of a new consumer product line for personal network security. The first product of line - XP Firewall control – has been released. Basing on firewall included into Windows XP Service Pack 2, XP Firewall control expands area of application of firewall and offers new approaches to application security. Every application being behind firewall has its own object and unique behavior. Therefore, there is no a universal approach to determine beforehand which type of network access will be safe for an application. As result, application network access requires individual adjustments. The purpose of adjustment is to define a proper “security zone” for application. XP Firewall Control allows composing, storing and using security zones for a single application and for application group. Using all present abilities of Windows XP firewall, XP Firewall Control extends them with application level security model, introduces per-application named security zones and allows security zone manipulation at friendly consumer level.
Using System Restore to save yourself from formatting your hard drive Written by Guil Tabasa
It is most annoying thing when one day you use your computer and nothing seems to work fine. Program freezes, files get corrupted or internet doesn’t work. You called customer support or some friends you know who’s very much familiar with computer and still didn’t solve problem.
There could be one to many things why this happens, you probably came across with spy- wares or dangerous ad-wares or even virus when you were working on that computer last time, but whatever reason is, your only main concern is to get it up and running so you can go on with your work.
You tried everything and only hope you can think of now is to format your computer. Formatting is last and ultimate solution you should resort into. You just don’t format a computer like your deleting a file. You need to back up all your software data, personal documents, pictures, other folders you may feel important, and of course you got to look for those original installation disk for your devices such as printers, scanners or any other device hooked up in your computer, these are called drivers. If your computer came with original recovery disks then you need that too, recovery disks are usually bundled with your branded computer system, such as HP, Dell, Gateway or any other leading computer manufacturer and if you have them, its as easy as putting CD recovery disks and running it, it will do rest of process for you.