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  • Windows Firewall

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Anyone here use it? I just got a relatively newer version of it and I'm wondering if it's actually useful and not just a memory hogger. For some reason, the Windows Firewall actually always worked quite well for me. I never had any intrusions and such..<br />
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Should I use it or not? <br />
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surprisingly windows Firewall is good, i use it and i have to say, im protected, thats pretty good for Microsoft.
 

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Comodo!
 

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the windows firewall is pretty good, theres also My Firewall Plus by Webroot which i hear good things about. i would rather Microsoft it though, never let me down
 

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you do know that ms firewall only blocks incoming traffic, so if you have a nasty already on your pc, say a keylogger it is free to phone home whenever it wants. if you insist on using it though i recommend <a href="http://dewasoft.com/privacy/i-hate-keyloggers.htm" target="_blank">this</a>.<br />
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i use outpost pro its the shizniz
 

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Wow..actually so many other programs
 

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comodo is also decent
 

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I don't use software firewalls or virus scanners of any kind. They take a horrendous toll from your system. Surf cleanly and use web based virus/spy bot/malware/trojan once a week is my motto. I've never had a problem. <br />
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Hardware NAT translator/firewall...now THAT is critical.
 

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I just use Windows Firewall and an antivirus prog. and my pc is fine and dandy <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />
 

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Firewalls - don't connect broadband without it. Your router will give you 80-90% protection, but that is like being 80-90% certain you are not going to get your girlfriend pregnant. It is not enough. Any of the current firewalls are good. I use Zonealarm pro, it checks incoming, emails, outgoing leaks, stops spyware before they are installed, phishing - lots of reasons to like it.
 
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