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what is a good firewall for windows xp?


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#16 burn1337

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 11:55 PM

That is up to you...

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#17 MoMo27

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 12:27 AM

Do I need it for safety measures? Or should my programs be enough? I have commodo firewall and antivirus, avast, ad-aware, malwarebyte's malware, and dr.webcureit. =P

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 03:12 AM

I would say that it would be enough... But just remember there is never a 100% coverage when it comes to security..

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 07:55 AM

Remember you can only have 1 AV so get rid of the Comodo AV. MBAM is great keep SpyB, Ad-aware so-so, Super AntiSpyware instead. Your bases are well covered but Murphy always comes into play.

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 10:59 AM

Okay! I think it might be enough too so Ill try it with this... Also, I dont have spybot tho... Is that an antivirus program?

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 11:08 AM

Spybot is anti spyware.

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 11:13 AM

Thank you! Okay, so is spybot a better AV than commodo AV? So does that mean I should have Commodo firewall, spybot AV, avast!, dr.cureit, Malwarebyte's malware, and the ad-aware or spyware program? But isnt spybot and avast both antivirus programs? Should I just stick to avast? Sorry I asks too many questions... Im a rookie at this stuff and I just want my computer to be safe. >_<

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 03:51 PM

Spybot S&D is not an anti-virus program. As frankp316 already said, its an anti-malware (anti-spyware) program. See Spybot S&D FAQs & How To's

mvps.org is no longer recommending Spybot S&D or Ad-Aware due to poor testing results. See here - (scroll down and read under Freeware Antispyware Products). Further, most people don't understand Spybot's TeaTimer or how to use it and that feature can cause more problems than it's worth.

More effective alternatives are Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and SUPERAntiSpyware Free.
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Posted 12 April 2009 - 04:00 PM

ZONE ALARM ALL THE WAY!!!!!!

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 05:37 PM

Ya know personally I do not like zone alarm... Right now I am thinking about trying firestarter, IpCop, Snort, and Smoothwall... If you guys want to know about them I will let you know once I try em out..

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 08:16 PM

Okay! I heard Superantispyware was better than ad-aware also... Ill probably go with SuperAS then. Also, I would like to know how the other programs work too. Please reply back and give me info. =)

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 09:39 PM

I went to the Comodo site and it seems like you can't download the free firewall without the antivirus.

When I click on the free firewall button it takes me to the site to download the free everything.

How can I get just the firewall?

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 04:01 AM

Download the complete CIS package. When you install it you will get an option to check or uncheck the parts you want. Just install the Firewall and Defence+ options and you will be good to go.
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Posted 13 April 2009 - 04:48 AM

quietman - That site says that Adaware is bundling with the ask toolbar... However, it is not bundled... Though there has been talk, it has not happened...

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 08:40 AM

Download the complete CIS package. When you install it you will get an option to check or uncheck the parts you want. Just install the Firewall and Defence+ options and you will be good to go.


Thank you.

I will try that.




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