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I am trying to get my Symantec pcanywhere to work, and I think the
firewall is preventing it. How can I see if ANY firewall is currectly
running. I think my router may also have firewall, and I want to stop
that too.

From what I hear, you can tell the firewall to listen for pcAnywhere,
but I also want to be able to disbale it. I am running XP and WIN2000

Thanks
 
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Very, very bad idea. 10 seconds, unprotected on the internet is all it takes to get infected, particularly if your antivirus software is not up to date, and you haven't applied all of the security patches for XP. You need to find out what ports PC Anywhere uses, and open those ports and only those ports in your software or hardware firewall.

http://www.nthelp.com/NT6/pcanywhere_ip_port_usage.htm

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"Xaos" <zahc76@aol.com> wrote in message news:9cqWe.2916$zN6.1447@fe10.lga...
>I am trying to get my Symantec pcanywhere to work, and I think the
> firewall is preventing it. How can I see if ANY firewall is currectly
> running. I think my router may also have firewall, and I want to stop
> that too.
>
> From what I hear, you can tell the firewall to listen for pcAnywhere,
> but I also want to be able to disbale it. I am running XP and WIN2000
>
> Thanks