RE: Increasing Performance on Windows XP ( and FSX)
>If you block ports 80 (http),25 (smtp), 26(some isp's use 26 for smtp) and any other open ports, then you should be protected from any internet interference and can comfortably turn off your virus scanner and malware solution. Just be sure to turn them back on. If you are going to block your ports, you might as well diconnect the line by pulling the plug.<
Instead of unplugging it, why not just disable the adapter in Device Manager. Wouldn't that work?
i5 2500k / Asrock P67 Extreme4 gen3 / 8800GTS 512 / 8GB DDR3 1600 / CM hyper 212 / antec 550W / ASUS 23" VH232H / Windows 7 - 64
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