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post #21 of 31
best is a hardware router.. saves money b/c you dont have to upg.
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post #22 of 31
the best combination: hardware firewall and nod32, nuff said.
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post #23 of 31
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Originally Posted by metalkobra
the best combination: hardware firewall and nod32, nuff said.

nod32 is an antivirus. I hate to sound like an overbearing nuisance, but what do you do for your outbound protection? For instance the bigest threat is trojans, and most antivirus software can't protect against that, but a software firewall or REALLY GOOD anti-trojan program will.
post #24 of 31
I use a PII-266 with IPCop installed as a router/firewall....very nice....nothing gets through unless I say so....harder to hack too seeing as though it's linux based.
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post #25 of 31
1-2 good routers windows built in and active armor by nvidia
    
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post #26 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chosen
1-2 good routers windows built in and active armor by nvidia
overkill....seriously u dont need that much
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post #27 of 31
Funny thing is, most virus are user activated. Same with most spyware.

Pay attention to what your doing and if you are going to do something you are unsure of, run a virtual machine and do it.
post #28 of 31
I run the firewall I mentioned before and Symantec Corporate AV 10 and my machine is clean as a whistle.

if I try and open an infected file the AV jumps on it straight away.

same with browser hijackers and trojans.

all you need is a good firewall and a good AV and do the occasional spyware/adware clean out and it's all good.

anything more is just paranoia
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post #29 of 31
ZoneAlarm is so overbloated it's not even funny, I like kerio personal firewall, it's got the best UI I've ever seen on a firewall, and beleive me, I've tested a bunch. Too bad there's no software firewall for windows x64.....
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post #30 of 31
zone alarm, although it can get a bit annoying at times.
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