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howpet November 29, 2008 10:35 AM

Firewall
 
Is the firewall included with Vista ok or should a person use a third party option eg. Norton,Eset,Kaspersky?

Babrbarossa November 29, 2008 10:45 AM

Hi and welcome to the forum! No software firewall is a replacement for a hardware firewall in your router- If that's set up properly, I wouldn't bother paying for a third person software firewall.

howpet November 29, 2008 10:53 AM

Hi and thxs for having me. Will use the included firewall + an anti-virus. Thxs for reply.

NyteOwl November 29, 2008 07:37 PM

I disagree. Most basic home router firewalls are minimalist at best. To get truly efficient firewalling takes either a few bucks or a bit of time in setup. Mind you I'de never allow Norton near a machine of mine and while Vista's firewall is arguably better than XP's that's not saying a lot.

enaberif November 29, 2008 08:36 PM

Hardware Router > Software

with that said.. yes Vistas is perfectly fine.

If you want something a bit more advanced use Comodo


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