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How can I enable the firewall protection once Panda Internet Security 2008 has been installed?

Information applies to:

Panda Internet Security 2008

Operating systems
Windows 2000 ProfessionalWindows Vista (64-bit Edition)
Windows XP Media Center EditionWindows XP (32-bit Edition)
Windows Vista (32-bit Edition)Windows XP (64-bit Edition)

To enable and configure the automatic firewall protection in Panda Internet Security 2008 once the program has been installed, follow the steps below:

  1. Open Panda Internet Security 2008. To do this, click the Windows Start button, select Programs > Panda Internet Security 2008 and click Panda Internet Security 2008.
  2. Click Status in the Control panel.
  3. Expand Security protection.
  4. If the firewall protection is not installed, click Install and the installation and set up wizard will open.
  5. If your computer has only one connection to the network or only one dial-up connection to the Internet, indicate if it is connected to a computer network, by clicking This computer is connected to a local network.
  6. If your computer has more than one connection to the network or more than one dial-up connection to the Internet, you will be able to select those that must be used to share files and printers in the network.

    In this case, you will see the list of all the network connections and/or all the phone connections in your computer. Select the ones you want to use by checking the corresponding box (it is not advisable to check those that establish a direct connection to the Internet- MODEM, XDSL; etc-).
  7. Click Next without disabling the Do not ask when common programs access the network checkbox, if you don’t want a warning message to be displayed when a program you normally use needs to connect to the Internet. This is the most recommendable option.
  8. If you click View the common programs in your computer, you can see the list of common programs. If you want, you can disable the ones you don’t want to allow to access the Internet.
  9. Now, you will be asked to restart Windows. Click Finish to restart your computer, as the automatic firewall protection will only be enabled after the system has been restarted.

Once you have completed these steps, the firewall protection in Panda Internet Security 2008 will be enabled.

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