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15 years 3 weeks ago #488 by rob
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what is the best free firewall to use and i know you can use only 1 firewall on your pc.
what is the best way to download a firewall as you must disable windows firewall and i am on a 56k line and leaving myself with no protection on this point or am i missing something here.:)

thanks

Rob

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15 years 3 weeks ago #45793 by wyseyes
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Use windows firewall, it does the same job as every other downloadable one out there, and it is less intrusive.

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15 years 3 weeks ago #45798 by GrantK
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quote:Originally posted by rob

...i am on a 56k line and leaving myself with no protection on this point or am i missing something here.:)

Yes indeed, you have no protection on dialup. My Dad's PC -- running Windows 2000 -- got completely nuked by Spyware through his Xtra dialup connection.

Your best protection is to switch to broadband and buy a router for around $150. It has a hardware firewall built in which is fairly effective. Hopefully you can get broadband in your area of Pukekohe, if so, I heartily recommend it. Priced from $29.95 it's hardly any more expensive than dialup, and you can use the phone at the same time you're on the net.

And Yes, I agree with Wyseyes, the Windows Firewall is good to have enabled as well. Don't bother with any other downloadable firewalls, they are often more trouble than they are worth.

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