OT: Best free Firewall, please??

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Is Comodo consider the best or a good firewall and how does it compare
to ZoneAlarm? I don't know much about all of this and maybe there is
something even better that I am unaware of. If there and if so, which
is it and why is it better, please?

Thank you in advance for your help.
Crystal

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crystallitght@yahoo.com says...
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If you want protection from the internet reaching your computer then you
want at the LEAST a NAT ROUTER, often mistakenly called a firewall. They
work with DSL and Cable internet connections, most of them don't work
with Dial-Up.

Most on-computer firewall products don't work.

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On Mon, 29 Sep 2008 14:16:27 -0400, Miss Crystal Light

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They both work just fine.
---
Bill
blevins@inbox.com

Go ahead and spam me. I have 30GB of storage.

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On Mon, 29 Sep 2008 14:16:27 -0400, Miss Crystal Light

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http://www.matousec.com/projects/firewall-challenge/results.php

I recommend OnlineArmor (Free):
http://www.tallemu.com/downloads.html

--
Fred W. (NL)

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On Mon, 29 Sep 2008 14:16:27 -0400, Miss Crystal Light wrote:

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Neither, don't fall for these "Phony-Baloney programs!

For the average homeuser, the Windows Firewall in XP does a fantastic job
at its core mission and is really all you need if you have an 'real-time'
anti-virus program, [another firewall on your router or] other edge
protection like SeconfigXP and practise Safe-Hex.
The windows firewall deals with inbound protection and therefore does not
give you a false sense of security. Best of all, it doesn't implement lots
of nonsense like pretending that outbound traffic needs to be monitored.

Activate and utilize the Win XP built-in Firewall; Uncheck *all* Programs
and Services under the Exception tab.

Windows XP: How to turn on your firewall.
http://www.microsoft.com/protect/computer/firewall/xp.mspx

Read through:
Understanding Windows Firewall.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/security/internet/sp2_wfintro.mspx

Seconfig XP 1.0
http://seconfig.sytes.net /
--or--
Configuring NT-services much more secure.
http://www.ntsvcfg.de/ntsvcfg_eng.html

Routinely practice Safe-Hex.
http://www.claymania.com/safe-hex.html

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On Tue, 30 Sep 2008 07:46:14 +0700, Kayman

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I've used it for a long time with no problems. It passes every test at
"Shields Up" <www.grc.com> I have to say ditto.
---
Bill
blevins@inbox.com

Go ahead and spam me. I have 30GB of storage.

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Maybe I already have what I should need. Here is what I have:

D-Link DI-524
((Amazon.com product link shortened))

NOD 32 Anti-virus

Webroot's Spy Sweeper

Every Saturday or so, I run the following programs:

Cleanup
CCleaner
Evidence Eliminator
Spybot
Ad-aware

Am I covered pretty much? I do a lot of online banking and I am always
afraid of being hacked.

I do not know anything about the router except I do not use it in
wireless mode. The cable from my cable HS provider goes into the
router and then into the cable modem and then into the computer, all
connected by cables.

Is there anything else I should be doing and considering the above,
should I go ahead and turn the XP firewall on? It might already be.

Thanks for your help,
Crystal

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Miss Crystal Light wrote:

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Be aware there is an awful lot of "scam" news attached to EE. For
example, see:
http://ee-sucks.tripod.com /

Read more here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evidence_Eliminator
and
http://radsoft.net/resources/software/reviews/ee/index.shtml

"Welcome to the Evidence Eliminator Documents. You're about to meet the
all-time masters at the art of scam, spam, search engine flooding,
obfuscation, deception, and scare."

I would never recommend EE to anyone. I remember reading somewhere,
several years ago, that in order to actually get rid of it, you need to
flatten and reinstall your operating system.  :-(

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I use the most updated FireFox as my browser and Mozilla Thunderbird
as my e-mail client. I also have Yahoo mail which I access through FF.


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This is where I am confused. Now when I backup, do I backup eveything
or just certain things? Will the program asked for a disk to be placed
inside the DVD/CD tray for the backup to be written to or where do the
backup go? How often should one backup? Also, of all the programs you
have listed above, which would you choose if you had to pick one and
why it over the others?

While I am thinking of this and it really has nothing to do with our
posts, but I am curious. Can a DVD be used as a Mega storage disk for
all kinds of files and things, or does it only work for something
video related?


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Thanks, I am sure I am going to need it!

Crystal

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On Tue, 30 Sep 2008 22:50:14 -0400, Miss Crystal Light wrote:

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Good. Stay tuned for the release of IE8 :-)  
 
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Everything and/or incremental including an image of a 'clean' operating
system.

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It is recommended to back-up to an external drive.

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That depends, initially I'd say every other week may be adequate.  

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*I* would chose Acronis because of its support and reputation.
In addition, ERUNT is a freely available registry back-up, it runs in the
background without hogging resources and can be extremely useful - highly
recommended!

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External media such as DVD, CD and Thumb (Flash) Drives can be used for all
kinds of files and things.

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On Sep 29, 10:30=A0pm, Miss Crystal Light <ferrante276-
crystallit...@yahoo.com> wrote:
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Spy Sweeper is always rated number 1 or 2 vs Spyware Doctor, so you
are fine there. Been using SS for 4 yrs now and no problems.

If you are using XP or Vista you can get a free version of SWD through
Google. (Google Pack)

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I agree about windows xp firewall-I use it and have never had any
problems-but I have DSL-and they say with DSL you have a router that stops
worms and other virus--I heard that.. I run counterspy weekly and avg
antivirus once in a while..and use diskcleaner daily.
no problems  in the last few years - between me and the kids we are on the
net 6 hrs a day..



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Miss Crystal Light wrote:
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Sygate Personal Firewall
much simpler to use than Comodo
I use it with W2000 , Sygate Personal Firewall 5.6.2808 (last freeware
version)
OS: Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003 [vista?]
Last Free Version:
http://www.321download.com/LastFreeware/page26.html

http://bellsouthpwp.net/i/k/ikpe/SygateBasics.html Sygate Firewall Help
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* http://bellsouthpwp.net/i/k/ikpe/SygateBasicsPt2.html Sygate Firewall Help
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