Thanks for the screenshot Francisco.
The firewall built into windows is really bad, it doesn't let a lot of programs work properly and a lot of people don't even know it is turned on when it's causing the problems.
I was a beta tester for a TCP (Worked over the internet) program and that was one of the main problems, people couldn't use it properly because of the XP firewall and they didn't even know it was turned on.
Is the firewall in the latest update better Francisco?
I have a firewall and anti-virus program running on my computer anyway, and I can tweak that a lot more than you can tweak the XP firewall.
For the popup stopper, I don't really use IE, use firefox about 99% of the time now, firefox has had a built in popup stopper for a long time now