March 4th, 2004 07:22 PM
March 4th, 2004 07:30 PM
What are you using that makes your IP address available? Do you have Password protected accounts on Windows XP? Why are you using pirated software, there are free versions out there. I would trust free over pirated anytime.
March 4th, 2004 08:10 PM
March 4th, 2004 08:16 PM
Sites can setup scripts to do such and there are many other ways a user can find out. As for a firewall, I have a hardware firewall and as a software based I use Agnitum Outpost.
If you insist on using pirated software, which most individuals here frown upon. Atleast get a legit download and use another individuals registration number. These can easily be found by doing a search on google/yahoo or any other search engine.
*Note, I in no way/shape/form condone pirated software, but if a user is going to do it, they are going to do it no matter what I say.
March 4th, 2004 08:17 PM
You could use a proxy, but you cannot really change your IP or keep people from accessing it, through kazaa downloads especially. Zone alarm is a good start, and once you have that running you should be solid. Also, you might want to invest in a good router and/or turn on Microsoft's built in internet firewall.
Btw, why do you think a specific person is trying to mess with you?
March 4th, 2004 08:37 PM
Thanks alot Guys! ..
Hey I have a router?but about that zone alarm I got! do you think I should turn on windowsXP's internet Firewall as well as the Zone alarm? or do i have to turn one off?
And about that guy well!! he doesn't like me and In don't like him! and he can't kick my ass so!!..lol he's pretty good with computers and,well one of my friend told me he herd him saying stuff about that so!!! .. that's why I want to protect myself insted of kicking his ass and getting The law involved!!
March 4th, 2004 08:45 PM
I dont use either Zone Alarm or MS Firewall since my router's firewall is generally bullet proof. You should be able to run them side by side, and you can lock down Zone Alarm to only let out the programs you OK.
March 4th, 2004 09:04 PM
Go for a proxy or use things like www.anonymizer.com... etc... Nothing to do with pirated software. I am sure Kazaa is behind all this... hope it helps... cya
March 4th, 2004 09:42 PM
Softwares/products which offers IP address masking such as anonymizer etc.. will slow down your internet connection. (i tried using one of these and it slows down connection speed by as much as 50%).
March 4th, 2004 10:30 PM
How do I know if my router has a firewall in it? sorry but I'm really new at this!.
it's a D-Link Wireless Broadband Router! and at the front it says: DI-614+ but I don't know if that's enough information?
And about Zone Alarm PRO! how do I do that? do I just put all the security to Max? I've only had it for about a week and I'm not sure how to configure it!! .
I feel kind of stupid but! I've got to start somewhere? .. but to my credit! I'm a fast learner! ..