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Posted 28 November 2005 - 05:14 PM

why are firewalls important?
is it good to have them on and why?

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 06:29 PM

they help stop some hackers or lethal programs (for your computer) from entering and destroying your computer. I suggest that you do have your firewall up and running. I also suggest that you have a virus scanner. You can get one for free at Lavasoft.

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 06:38 PM

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 09:49 PM

Common, ordinary firewalls stop inbound traffic that doesn't conform to the rules that are coded into the hardware or software firewall.

Advanced firewalls monitor traffic to keep bad stuff from getting in, and they keep the bad stuff that does get in from "phoning home".

If you keep any sensitive information (SSN, Bank info, passwords, etc) on your system at all - you owe it to yourself to be protected (by using a firewall). If you don't have any sensitive information on your system - then it's wide open for a hacker (because the password to use your system is sensitive information).
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