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seinmind

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I just began dabbling with Kerio Firewall 6.2.2 and I am having a few problems as well as some questions.

First and most important. Is it possible on a Windows XP home machine to prevent the firewall software "stop Kerio Winroute Firewall" from being disabled from the sys tray? I can lock down this computer really good, but its all in vain if all my users have to do is exit out of the program.

I have also been working with some issues and I was wondering if someone could help me understand.

This is a local machine on a private home network (cable modem directly connected). I use VNC and find that I cannot connect to this machine using the network name or even be able to browse the pc shared folders. The only way I found to do it is to make the source: any, the destination: any, the service: any and to allow. This basically defeates the purpose of having a firewall. What services do I have to allow to be able to browse this local network from another machine and to connect using VNC with the computer name (instead of IP).

I noticed too that Logmein is really slow to connect after the pc reboots. Is there something in the firewall that is delaying the connection. or is there a way I can speed it up.

I am going to be installing the follow programs and was wondering if there is anything I should know (port forwarding) or other hints users have found when installing similar software.

Itunes
Webcam (probably through yahoo)
Limewire (yuck)
Aim
Msn

This firewall software seems really advanced, I only hope someone can help with these few qwarks as well as tell me if there is a way to prevent someone from turning the firewall off.

Thanks for any info.
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Pavel Dobry (Kerio)

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Kerio Winroute Firewall is a perimeter firewall with routing and sharing network connections. According to your description I think you're looking for personal firewall which will protect your computer - like Kerio Sunbelt Personal Firewall - http://www.sunbelt-software.com/Kerio.cfm
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