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#1 bigdog1100

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 02:06 AM

Hello. I just got me Windows 7. I heard it's firewall is pretty strong. Is that true? Do I need something else? I am using Avast anti-virus free edition and spyware blaster free edition.

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#2 cryptodan

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 03:03 AM

Yes Windows Firewall in Windows 7 is all you need, and I would recommend Malwarebytes and Super Anti-spyware and run them every couple weeks side your Avast. Get rid of Spyware Blaster.

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 10:37 PM

You ask a common question for which you will receive varying opinions and recommendations. Please see Choosing a Firewall.

After reading that, scroll up to the first topic posting and read Best Practices for Safe Computing - Prevention.
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