I am running a single computer, Compaq Presario R4025CA, with a broadband (cable) connection under Win XP Pro. I just use the XP firewall.
When I go to grc.com and use their ShieldsUp, they tell me that my port 1028 is wide open. I am concerned about intrusions. I can't find any way to close this port under Win XP. Is there one?
Do I need to get a hardware firewall (router)?
I tried comodo firewall a couple of years ago but it drove me to distraction, and I'm not sure that it ever really did what I wanted it to do.
Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
Thank you, Mary