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Is vista firewall adequate?


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#1 pivotraze

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 02:56 PM

So I just recently put Vista back on my computer (had XP on it for a while. Didn't want it anymore.)

I installed the following security software:
Panda Cloud Antivirus Free
Window Defender (Turned it on after uninstalling an old version of McAffe that came with my comp)
Microsoft Security Essentials

Now I am wondering, is Windows Vista Firewall enough? I know it has inbound/outbound protection, but is it good? I am behind a router (The Motorola 3347) and need to know if the basic windows vista firewall is good?

If not, what free ones are good? I know of zonealarm, and comodo, any others?

On a side note, I disabled UAC (Annoying pos) and I need to know how to make Windows Vista ignore it being off. It shows the little red x shield thing in the notification area because of it. How do I make that disappear?

Thanks!

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 12:31 AM

As it is, Vista's built-in firewall solution with a router is more than
adequate for most consumers' needs.

But I use Comodo free firewall and it has a very good rating:

http://www.matousec.com/projects/proactive...nge/results.php

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 03:23 PM

So I shouldn't download a second one such as Zonealarm or Comodo?
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Posted 26 August 2010 - 07:16 PM

If you're behind a router, you're perfectly fine with Windows firewall.

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