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Do I Need Additional Firewall


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#1 lazlopitt

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 04:34 PM

I got a refurbished computer for my son. It has AVG free 8.0 and Spybot S&D. Do I also need a firewall or does Spybot act for that. Spybot's not a firewall right?? Thanks

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 04:57 PM

Spybot is NOT a firewall, so yes you do need a firewall.
My advice-if you want to purchase a firewall, see if what you are interested in has a trial offer.
Install it, use it and get a feel for it. If it slows your system down, or you don't like it uninstall and find something else. You wouldn't want to pay for something that doesn't play nice with your computer.
Another option-there are excellent free programs available.
You can view a list of Bleeping Computer recommended free programs
HERE: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic3616.html

#3 nigglesnush85

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 05:00 PM

Just to add, Sygate is a easy firewall to use to start off. Comodo is a great firewall to use.

http://www.download.com/Sygate-Personal-Fi...526.html?hhTest
http://www.comodo.com/
Regards,

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 07:20 AM

Certainly recommend Comodo Firewall Pro 3. Take your time to use it & read about it.

Visit the forums for help & info.

Josh




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