I am asking a question regarding the time interval after startup of a PC and the time the firewall becomes effective.
The details are briefly as follows:
On my PC the startup contains the following sequence: first the DSL connect is started up, followed by my firewall. There is a gap in time between the two, which is being used to deposit a Trojan onto my system. The Trojan is detected by my Antivirus program and can be removed.
Question: Should a firewall not become effective BEFORE any connection to the internet is opened?? If this is true, are there any firewalls which will do just that?
Thanks for any help G.R.