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#1 murphy2007

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 09:44 AM

Is Windows Firewall ok for a casual user whom does not go to unsafe sites?

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#2 OldGrumpyBastard

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 09:58 AM

Windows Firewall should definitly be used...Specially if you don't have another one installed...The only drawback with the Windows Firewall is that it protects you from stuff coming into your computer not stuff going out...There are a lot of members here that feel if you use a good Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware program along with this firewall that you shouldn't have many issues. The advantages of having additional firewall protection (either the software or the hardware kind) is that they protect information from coming and going...In other words, if someone was to somehow try to gain access to personal information via Trojans and the like they won't be able to retrieve it if you are using a firewall outside of Windows...It is pretty much up to you...If you feel secure with Windows Firewall by all means use it...At least it provides some protection...
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Posted 02 May 2008 - 11:24 AM

Windows Firewall should definitly be used...Specially if you don't have another one installed...The only drawback with the Windows Firewall is that it protects you from stuff coming into your computer not stuff going out...There are a lot of members here that feel if you use a good Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware program along with this firewall that you shouldn't have many issues. The advantages of having additional firewall protection (either the software or the hardware kind) is that they protect information from coming and going...In other words, if someone was to somehow try to gain access to personal information via Trojans and the like they won't be able to retrieve it if you are using a firewall outside of Windows...It is pretty much up to you...If you feel secure with Windows Firewall by all means use it...At least it provides some protection...


very true :thumbsup:
Also be careful when blocking sites, Before I installed another firewall just to be more secure, it was called Comodo Firewall pro.
I think I made a mistake and I couldn't acces the internet for a very long time. I didn't know what was wrong so I removed the firewall and everything was back to normal.
Just wanted to bring that up, incase your internet doesn't function as well. Yes, windows firewall is good, but if you want to be more safe just install another firewall.

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Edited by extremeboy, 02 May 2008 - 11:26 AM.

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 12:24 PM

Thank you all for your replys :thumbsup:

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 01:07 PM

The windows firewall is not enough if you want to have pretty full control over the Internet traffic. You need a firewall with traffic control. Not being able to connect to Internet depends on the type of firewall and the configuration or creating a rule to allow IE or FF to connect to Internet.

You may read more on this here: Understanding and Using Firewalls




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