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#1 jakestar

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Posted 12 September 2004 - 03:29 PM

i wuz just wonderin, is ther a point in getting a firewall for my pc?

#2 Bobbi Flekman

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Posted 12 September 2004 - 10:19 PM

A firewall keeps unwanted programs/people out, so I would answer yes! There are several good free firewalls that you can use, here are two...

ZoneAlarm Kerio

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Posted 13 September 2004 - 01:33 AM

Defintitely yes. :D

Its another layer of protection against all the threats you will find on the internet.

If you want to make it hard for others to get in and out of your computer , then a decent firewall is the best way to do that.

Edited by Moore, 13 September 2004 - 01:34 AM.


#4 jakestar

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Posted 13 September 2004 - 11:12 AM

ok thanks,

also wats the dif between a hardware and software firewall

and would there be a point in me gettin 1 of those as well?

#5 Bobbi Flekman

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Posted 13 September 2004 - 12:02 PM

A software firewall is a piece of software. You download it or buy it, install it on your computer and run it. Examples, Zonealarm and Kerio.

A hardware firewall is a piece of software that is inside of a piece of hardware, usually a router. You don't install it. You just buy the hardware, install the hardware and the firewall will kick in.

Hope this makes sense! :p

#6 jakestar

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Posted 13 September 2004 - 03:32 PM

ok im getting a router actually, will this firewall come with it?

or should i buy one

#7 GoonMan

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Posted 13 September 2004 - 05:43 PM

A FireWall will come with your Router. This is a Hardware FireWall and it stops others from coming in.

You need to use a Software FireWall to control what leaves your computer. A Software FireWall will also stop what might get by the Router FireWall.

There are alot of Good FireWalls on the Net you can do a Google Search for FireWalls.

One piece of Advice is trial more than one FireWall before Purchasing one. This way you will see what works best for you and your System. Most Software Firewalls have a 30 day trial period before purchasing.

I used ZoneAlarm Free and then Swapped to OutPost Free. I now use OutPost Pro. But I use it because it works for me and my system.
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#8 jakestar

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Posted 13 September 2004 - 09:24 PM

ill prolly just d/l 1 from suprnova.com no need to purchase :)

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Posted 17 September 2004 - 10:49 PM

ill prolly just d/l 1 from suprnova.com no need to purchase :)

I seriously hope you're kidding...
For those of you who don't know, Suprnova.com is a site where you illegally download files that you normally need to purchase.
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#10 jakestar

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Posted 18 September 2004 - 08:48 AM

lol i am kidding.

thats wat my friend does but wats so bad about that

#11 Bobbi Flekman

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Posted 18 September 2004 - 09:25 AM

thats wat my friend does but wats so bad about that

Illegally downloading programs is the same as stealing in a store! There are lots of people that have worked on the program you download. Those people will not get paid for their work!

From a security standpoint, you will not be eligible for support/updates/bugfixes/etc. for those programs. That, coupled with the fact that those boards usually crawl with viruses and other bugs, means that you are opening up your PC for a whole new can of trouble...

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#12 Hydroponic Garden

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Posted 21 September 2004 - 02:09 PM

Point in having a firewall...? well, to be blunt: No. That is of course if you want to be hacked... by all means don't use a firewall.

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