Windows Firewall & Vipre

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by elvis1959, Feb 3, 2009.

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  1. elvis1959

    elvis1959 Registered Member

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    If I ran Vipre, would the Windows firewall (in XP and in Vista) be sufficient protection, or would I still need to use a third party firewall? I am running Vista x64 on one of my laptops, and there does not seem to be a good selection of third party firewalls compatible with Vista x64. I do have a Linksys router at my home network. Are there any special settings in the router to ensure that there is a hardware firewall?
     
  2. hawki

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    Outpost and Comodo Internet Security run on Vista 64x.

    If you use the Comodo Security Suite, when you install it you will get to a screen that will allow you to select to only install the firewall.

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  3. risl

    risl Registered Member

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    Well, the Windows Firewall does exactly what it's designed to do. Inbound protection ..and some outbound protection in vista.

    .. so the question would be, do you need outbound "protection"?

    I was thinking about this some time ago and tried several software firewalls and came to the conclusion that I should use windows firewall and focus on where the real problem is: malware installing in the first place. I'll try to prevent that with a HIPS rather than trying to keep already installed malware in and not connecting out.

    No problems this far.
     
  4. The Hammer

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    Windows firewall should be sufficent.
     
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    windows firewall works for me
     
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