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#1 Nevi

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 07:08 AM

Recently I have started to use the German Antivirus Antivir Classic.I have a hardware firewall in my router,so I use Windows own firewall (I have a question about that too)
My first question is about Antivir.When I used Kaspersky and NOD32,I could not engage Pipelining,because Kaspersky and NOD32 is being used as proxys..yes?
Now I have heard lately,that Avira do that too.So my question is,does anybody know whether its okay to engage Pipelining in Firefox while using Avira?
Thanks in advance for any help.
I would also like to hear the consensus regarding personal firewalls,and hardware firewalls.I have been a hardcore personal firewall user.And I think especially Online Armor with its "limited user" options is great.But after I found out I had a hardware firewall in my router,almost everybody I talked with told me it would be enough to use Windows own firewall together with that hardware firewall and it should be better than using a software firewall,is that true?
THANKS!

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Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal
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#2 hamluis

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 09:09 AM

Hi :flowers:.

I use the free version of Avira, but I cannot tell you anything about using it in conjunction with Firefox...but I suspect there :thumbsup: would be some info available at the Avira website/forum if this were an issue users have encountered.

As for firewalls...the following link should answer your questions (and more): http://www.firewallguide.com/faq.htm

An excerpt from that website:

What is the difference between a router with firewall features and a hardware firewall? Features and price. Lower cost products provide a DHCP server, PAT/NAT services, 1-8 physical ports to network computers and/or wireless service. NAT hides your computer(s) from the Internet which makes it a simple but effective firewall. Higher cost products, but still under $200, provide additional features like built-in stateful packet inspection (SPI), support for Virtual Private Networking (VPN), Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), content filters, anti-virus protection, and more.

What is the best choice? A combination of personal firewall software and a hardware router with firewall features (wired or wireless).


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