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Windows Vista Firewall

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by GoJoAGoGo, Feb 6, 2007.

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  1. GoJoAGoGo

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    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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