Do I need a separate firewall?

Discussion in 'NOD32 version 2 Forum' started by btag, Jun 29, 2007.

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  1. btag

    btag Registered Member

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    I recently switched from Zonealarm Internet Security Suite because It was crashing and sometimes taking my pc with it while running Utorrent. I am very pleased so far with Nod 32 but I was wondering; do I need to run a separate firewall and if so, can anyone recommend a good one?
     
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    outpost pro gets RAVE reviews
     
  3. disinter1

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    Comodo is a pro firewall and free, and it's really good!
     
  4. ASpace

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    You must run a firewall unless you want a hacker to visit you :p NOD32 is an nti-threat system (to protect against viruses/spywate/all kind of malicious code) but it cannot keep intruders out
     
  5. TonyDownUnder

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    I run NOD and Outpost the latter mostly for the outbound protection as I'm behind a hardware Firewall. They play nicely together.

    There is no Vista version of Outpost but its in Beta so it won't be long. Comodo is also not Vista compliant.
     
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    I always insist on any/all PCs that I support be behind a router that does NAT. I don't wish to support PCs which have a public IP address.
     
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    yeolde - do you know of any ISPs still offering card-modems for broadband access? I thought most have been broken of that ridiculous behavior...
     
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    Such as Sierra cards? Yes..they are quite abundant. AT&T, Verizon, etc.
     
  9. btag

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    Yeolde, I am connected to a router (2wire gateway 2700HG_B). I use Peer Guardian firewall when I am downloading/uploading on p2p networks, but I'm wondering if I need to install a full time firewall?
     
  10. flyrfan111

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    Since you are using NOD you could try the ESS beta. If you prefer to not to use beta software, it should be out of beta soon.
     
  11. YeOldeStonecat

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    OK, so you'd like a second firewall since you're already behind a NAT router. Well...using P2P programs...you probably aren't too concerned about security too much..as they are pretty much guaranteed to infest your PC no matter what you run...but Comodo is a great software firewall.
     
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