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Posted on 05-05-08 23:29
I'll admit, i still use Windows Firewall.

opinions of it?

and freeware alternatives? what do you guys use/suggest?


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Posted on 05-05-08 23:37
Zone Alarm. I couldn't honestly tell about the legitimately free version, - I've never tried it - but security suite owns.


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Posted on 06-05-08 02:34
honestly i don't use anything for virus protection, if i get infected i just re-install Windows. I know not everyone can do that though. You might want to look into getting AVG or something. Not fancy or anything, but if you're crazy worried about it then that might work.




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Posted on 06-05-08 03:55
well you can use the ZoneAlarm or Comodo free firewalls.

better hurry up on switching firewalls, since Windows firewall is next to useless.

check this list out:

http://www.freewa. . .ewall.html


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Posted on 06-05-08 05:47
TheSilentDrifter wrote:
honestly i don't use anything for virus protection, if i get infected i just re-install Windows. I know not everyone can do that though.


This has got to be one of the dumbest approaches to computer security I have ever heard. The only thing stupider would be to actually install the virus on purpose before reinstalling windows....

ZoneAlarm is very good, gives you the in-depth control that you need on a process by process basis while still being easy to use.


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Posted on 06-05-08 06:56
TheSilentDrifter wrote:
if i get infected i just re-install Windows


What if you get a backdoor which the AV doesn't recognize? Then it'll be allowed to connect and run without your knowledge...


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