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    spelunker121's Avatar Flailing about!
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    Hi Board!

    A quick question......If I am looking at my network connections in Windows Xp
    and my network card is firewalled.....(using dsl for internet)........Is additional software needed to be safe from f#ckheads trying to hack my computer???

    Kind of a dumb question....but hey, If I dont ask....I dont know.

    Thanx in advance
    Protect me from what I want!

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    A software firewall isn't "requried" but I would recommend you install one just in case..

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    I would disable the XP firewall, then install either ZoneAlarm (most popular) or Sygate (favored on this board)

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    i would purchase a proper firewall from a shop, because i downloaded Zonealarm and it corrupted my registry so bad i needed to reinstall then i downloaded Norton Personal firewall 2004 from BT and it didnt go in properly with my real version of norton antivirus.

    all im sayin is if youre gonna get a firewall buy it from a shop where you know it's not a crappy copied or corrupted one.


    dont use the XP firewall i heard bad things about it, but make sure if you do get a new one to disable the XP one first


    so basically when it comes to protecting your PC paying money is the best thing to do
    Those who dont learn from the past are doomed to repeat It.

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    dude, I recommed u use sygate personal firewall PRO. Download it from their website and use a sn 4rm k-lite and it will block many atttacks. There are many attacks that the xp firewall does not detect. ZA sucked for me. What works for me might not work for ohers.
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  6. Software & Hardware   -   #6
    Originally posted by Azzz@28 January 2004 - 14:51
    dont use the XP firewall i heard bad things about it, but make sure if you do get a new one to disable the XP one first
    bad things??? like what?

  7. Software & Hardware   -   #7
    Hi guys ...

    Just a quick (stupid ?) question :


    Originally posted by Mik3ll@28 January 2004 - 02:18
    I would disable the XP firewall, then install either ZoneAlarm (most popular) or Sygate (favored on this board)

    I am currently running both XP Firewall AND PC-Cillin Firewall. So, I should disable XP, and just go with PC-Cillin ?

    What happens if you run both ?

    I dunno, just wanted to ask

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    Its no use running both. Just like it does not make sense to have a router and software firewall.

    Running two software firewalls will only cause complications and waste up system resources.

    Its a pc...............not a bank vault.

  9. Software & Hardware   -   #9
    All Right, thanks. I just thought it couldn&#39;t harm running both...

    Anyway, I&#39;ll run only PC-Cillin from now on.



    Its a pc...............not a bank vault.&nbsp;

    I am aware of this sad reality... If only I did get some cash every time I use my pc.... I&#39;d be playing and surfing like a big grinning millionaire

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    Originally posted by jobauer@28 January 2004 - 23:55
    All Right, thanks. I just thought it couldn&#39;t harm running both...

    Anyway, I&#39;ll run only PC-Cillin from now on.



    Its a pc...............not a bank vault.&nbsp;

    I am aware of this sad reality... If only I did get some cash every time I use my pc.... I&#39;d be playing and surfing like a big grinning millionaire
    Ya...........me too.

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