Many firewalls are "alarmists." For your firewall software division to show more "success" you may set it to popup on every ping from the outside world even if there was no real threat.
You should adjust the alert settings for the firewall as you see fit.
I'm working with a Gateway 500, Windows 98, Small Business Edition 2000. I have 256 MB of memory and 14G harddrive.
We use cable connection for our internet so I have the above firewall protection along with Norton SystemWorks 2003.
As I've mentioned in other posts, there is more than one user on this computer and unfortunately I know enough to get me in trouble but another user doesn't know anything so he STAYS in trouble!!
For some reason, we are constantly getting the Program Control alert window, which indicates "a remote system is attempting to access your computer". This window displays Norton Personal Firewall in the title bar and shows the time, date, protocol, remote address and choice of what I want to do within the window. I have looked everywhere to try to figure out how to keep this window from popping up because I can get ten of these within seconds and it's very annoying.
The Personal Firewall didn't used to do this and I don't understand what has changed to cause it to start doing this. All I'm interested in is being alerted if a "Trojan" etc. tries to get into my computer and knowing I'm protected with a good system but I certainly get tired of this alert popping up constantly.
If anyone uses Norton PF &/or AV (because for the money you pay, you certainly don't get any support), could you please advise! Thanks so much in advance.