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Old July 25, 2012, 05:02 PM
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Why do we even have firewalls then? I bet most people use routers today. I know I do.
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Old July 25, 2012, 05:07 PM
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Why do we even have firewalls then? I bet most people use routers today. I know I do.
Exactly my point. Unless you are on dialup I would say 99% of people are behind some form of a router these days which does 1000000x more than some stupid piece of software that asks you a billion times "Are you sure you want to allow this?"
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Old July 25, 2012, 05:44 PM
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The real benefit to a software firewall is outgoing traffic rather than incoming. Software will ask you "are you sure you want to let software XYZ talk to the outside world?", hardware router assumes that you know what you're sending out.
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The real benefit to a software firewall is outgoing traffic rather than incoming. Software will ask you "are you sure you want to let software XYZ talk to the outside world?", hardware router assumes that you know what you're sending out.
That is why I am saying that if this happening then you have bigger issues. Outgoing traffic is generally harmless unless your infected.
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I don't use the windows firewall. I have MSE and a basic d link router with SP1 something or other filtering enabled for the built in router firewall. I haven't had a virus since my days of running "open pipe" off a cable modem with just the windows firewall
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MSE and comodo firewall / avast and comodo firewall / avira and comodo firewall ( disable the defense + in comodo during installation )
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Old August 6, 2012, 01:41 PM
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AVG or ANTI-MALEWARE, are the best in my mind. they dont take up much cpu power in the background which is nice. I personally use both and they are amazing.
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Old August 6, 2012, 10:49 PM
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Go with Avast, don't forget to register so you can receive updates.

AVG has too much of a virus 'bulls-eye' IMO- I install Avast frequently for ppl and have had nothing but positive feedback.

Avast is also 'lightweight' as well.
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AVIRA is better than AVAST. It blocks all "auto-run" virus after an infected pen drive is connected to a system. IMO it's better than AVAST and definitely AVG. Above all end-user must have a logical mind and should know how to use an AV not rely on it completely. Post virus attack if everything fails then combofix works great!
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Old August 7, 2012, 12:08 PM
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I used to use AVG on mt few Windows systems but it got to the point it was conflicting with too many things (becoming Symantec like) so I switched to Avast. Not had any problems since and it seems to work well on the few tests I've done.

BTW, the best protection against auto-run virii and trojans is to disable auto-run completely.
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