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Screw zonealarm its an annoying pos -_-, go with sygate, simple and very effective, I use it and love it. In fact im fixing to propose to it.
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post #12 of 33
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Originally Posted by Fishie36
Like said many times, you don't need a firewall. I don't know how on earth you would go about getting spyware or adware, but that's not related to the firewall. Just use spybot and ad-aware for that.
Microsoft Anti-Spyware is another good program, although you need a copy of Windows XP to run it.
post #13 of 33
Your router iwill act as a HARDWARE firewall so no need for a software firewall like Zonealarm or Sygate.
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post #14 of 33
My security is a router and Avast! anti virus. I visit some dark places on a regular basis - ahem - without problems. If you want a software firewall then the one built into XP SP2 is fine for home use.
post #15 of 33
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Originally Posted by ItsLasher
Your router iwill act as a HARDWARE firewall so no need for a software firewall like Zonealarm or Sygate.
Well what if someone wants some control over what applications get to access the internet or which ones don't? Not to mention spyware loves to gain access to the internet and download additional crap to make you spend even more time cleaning your computer up.
post #16 of 33
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Originally Posted by OJX
Well what if someone wants some control over what applications get to access the internet or which ones don't? Not to mention spyware loves to gain access to the internet and download additional crap to make you spend even more time cleaning your computer up.
With a router it cann't get in your PC .
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With a router it cann't get in your PC .
It still can if you're an average PC user and you follow all the instructions to installing it Or if it comes bundled with a program and you don't even read the installer to uncheck it. I can't tell you how many programs just love to leave the install spyware button checked by defult or make it hard to notice.
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[Semi-Off-Topic] Does my router have a firewall? I've never seen it on the config. tabs. It's a Linksys Wireless-B Router, model BEFW11S4. [/Semi-Off-Topic]
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[Semi-Off-Topic] Does my router have a firewall? I've never seen it on the config. tabs. It's a Linksys Wireless-B Router, model BEFW11S4. [/Semi-Off-Topic]
The word router in itself implies firewall. It's a type called NAT (network address translation) It may also have additional options such as SPI (stateful packet inspection) but in my opinion this is not nessicary.
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post #20 of 33
Ah. Gotcha. Thanks.

> Back on topic.
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