Do I have firewall? How do I get one?

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by Xon, Jun 8, 2004.

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  1. Xon

    Xon Registered Member

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    Hi there,

    I'm really a newbie to this.
    Can anyone please tell me, how do I know if I have firewall,
    or if I do not have, where & how can I get it?

    What does it do anyway?

    Thank You
    -Xon
     
  2. dog

    dog Guest

    Hi Xon, ;)

    If your OS is XP you have a built in firewall (which is NOT enabled my default) ... which is better that nothing ... there are several free firewalls availble that are novice friendly.

    To get you started - Here are a couple of links for info on firewalls - all the why's, how's etc.

    How Stuff Works - Firewall FAQ

    Sheilds Up - Firewall FAQ

    HTH

    dog - *puppy*
     
  3. dog

    dog Guest

    Links for D/L's of freeware versions of firewalls:

    Kerio Personal Firewall

    Zone Alarm

    Sygate

    You can use only one software firewall, using more than one will create conflicts. You can use a hardware firewall (built in - Router) and a software without any problem - recommended for optimum protection ... but a software firewall alone will protect your PC more than proficiently.
     
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  4. Xon

    Xon Registered Member

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    Arighty!
    I'll get down on it.

    Thanks a lot!

    ( I may still need your help )

    Regards,
    Xon
     
  5. dog

    dog Guest

    Hi Xon, ;)

    There's lots of expert help available ... unfortunately I'm no expert ... advanced user maybe ... expert; certainly not - I help when I can. ;)

    If you need specific help in regards to the firewall you choose ... Post a new thread asking for advice/guidance in this forum ... many in the community will proved help, especially user of that particular firewall, or one of Wilders' extremely knowledgable experts, will gladly assist you! :)

    Glad your on your way to a more secure future! ;)

    dog - *puppy*
     
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