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    Vista Media Centre HTPC firewall?

    hey folks,
    I've just built a HTPC using vista and was wondering if i need to install a firewall or do you think i should leave the windows one on by default?

    It's gonna be left on or on standby 24/7, opinions welcome.
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    Re: Vista Media Centre HTPC firewall?

    Windows one will be fine if it's just an HTPC. If you've got a router firewall there's not need whatsoever.

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    Re: Vista Media Centre HTPC firewall?

    Cool, wanna keep the resources as low as possible. It's behind a router firewall (DG834GT) but will leave windows firewall on just for safety.

    I think i'm a little paranoid, don't know what of though

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    Re: Vista Media Centre HTPC firewall?

    Knock off all unneeded services, make sure its not in the DMZ on your network, make sure its patched up and enable the firewall - Can't see any major issues
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