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David Berlind - ZDNet said:
With most personal firewalls (and network firewalls), an outbound connection is only allowed when the firewall wall has been programmed with a rule that allows it. That's good. But, with Windows Vista's firewall, it works the other way around. All outbound communications are allowed permanently until a rule has been created to explicitly block it.
Here's the complete article:
http://blogs.zdnet.com/Berlind/?p=331&tag=nl.r25189
 
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Good article... Again... why are people paying for such junk? $250? $400?

Never Trust an M$ firewall anyways... I love this part as to why M$ made the fireall OPEN (why even bother having a firewall?) "Microsoft's explanation for its decision has been that having to walk through the many wizard-driven pop-ups that would occur shortly after the first time Vista gets installed would be a poor out-of-the-box experience and that users would become de-sensitized to the prompts."

Er... what about the UAC? Every day... same thing "YES - let program run" over and over again. UAC will only end up being disabled... so much for "the most secured Windows yet!"...


Need to WARN PEOPLE - Download the latest ZoneAlarm or other firewall to protect their systems.
 

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Since the introduction of XP, I have disabled the MS Firewall and used my own sources. On advice, and through internet browsing, I only use my router firewall. To my knowledge, this has not caused any attcks on my computer.
 
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I actually use both and recommend both.... Router firewall and a software firewall such as ZoneAlarm (free version) - as it can catch things and let ya know about it...

One way of locating junkware too.... like "Hey, this mouse software wants to check for updates Y/N" click no, locate software, disable updates.
 

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I also disabled my Windows XP Firewall the same day I got XP. I use a Sygate Personal Firewall plus a D-Link Router Firewall. The Router does make a big difference for security. I used the Sygate Personal Firewall alone for a short while and would always get a warning of "someone is scanning your computer", since I added the D-Link Router I haven't gotten that particular warning.

No plans on upgrading this PC to Vista ... ;)
 
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