True you need to configure it properly but you dont' need to go around everywhere reading up on it by any means, just pick a good Personal firewall and use it correctly, . Just use something simple and effective like Sygate personal firewall or Neowatch. www.sygate.com and www.neoworx.com. BTW I'd get Noewatxh before McAfeee screws it up......
Anyway those are simple to use and if you read the help when you need it and dn't just clicking at crap you should be fine.
Hope this helps.
i am just curious (and am not flaming you in the least....) why are you so paranoid, just curious.
Just like to thank you all again for your replies.
I am paranoid because i have friends that use computers like mine as stepping stones to advance thier skills. I don't want to become the next victim. And I know for everyone of them there are a hundred more.
-thanks again for the post everyone
some kind of friends