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Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by lab, Feb 12, 2007.

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  1. lab

    lab Registered Member

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    What do you think?
    I have cable and I'm behind a router, also have ghostwall free, is this enough?
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  2. Stem

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    Hi lab,

    Having a router does give some protection (does this have an SPI firewall?). For a software firewall, this depends on the kind of protection/security/control you want.
     
  3. Seer

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    GhostWall is not a firewall in a term that is used today for similar apps. I mean, it is a firewall, but it is only that, a simplest possible packet inspector, and may I say a damn good one. It does not feature appplication control or SPI. Simple protocol i/o. But in conjunction with Ghost Security Suite (and I think that was the idea of its developers) and ProcX, gives you a pretty good protection with the least possible hog. Of course, as Stem said, it may be sufficient depending on your router's fw.
     
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    I will use Ghostwall and PG Free in a PC dedicated to Audio-CD ripping. Good protection with almost null impact on performance.
     
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    Yeah, nice, or with SSM.
     
  6. farmerlee

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    Your router is doing the job for you, ghostwall would only be of use if you need protection from your LAN. If you're the only computer connected gw is not needed.
     
  7. duke1959

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    Hey farmerlee. I have GW installed and trying it out, but I already miss my AVG FW. LOL. I wonder though if I should reinstall it since I am on a Wireless PC? My wife's PC is of course hardwired into the router, and I get confused as to what if anything can come from that PC to mine? I have file and printer sharing turned off, but I thought I read how with me being on wireless with another PC on the network, hers, I am in danger of getting malware if she were to download something infected? I hope I am making sense, but all I am trying to do is determine if Outbound Protection would be important for me to have because of this. Thanks
     
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    Yes, your wife´s PC could be infected by a network worm and start to send bad packets inside your LAN.
     
  9. duke1959

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    So would a Software Firewall with program control that shows outbound be advisable then, or is Ghostwall sufficient?
     
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    All depends how you have your wireless network setup, it may be possible for something bad to be transfered to your computer. To be safe its probably best to have a firewall enabled. If your system is starved for resources then the xp firewall or ghostwall are excellent, just disable file and printer sharing for the xp firewall or remove the lan rules from ghostwall. Otherwise the avg firewall is pretty light and easy to set to stand alone computer.
     
  11. duke1959

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    Okay lucas1958, and no farmerlee my PC ran fine with Comodo installed which is much higher in memory usage. I forgot to mention that I have ProcessGuard Fee installed, and after reading this thread thought I'd try them together. It's a nice combo for protection I think, and would recommend it to anyone who does need low resource usage. I have a post in the ProcessGuard thread about if a Software firewall that has Outbound Protection is needed with PG Free, but what do you guys think about it? Ghostwall and PG free good enough since I'm on Wireless? Take care, and thanks to both you and lucas1958, I appreciate it.
     
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    Yeah sounds like a lightweight, easy setup. Personally i like to have some kind of oubound protection which is why i prefer prosecurity or appdefend over pg.
     
  13. duke1959

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    Okay, thanks again farmerlee.
     
  14. lab

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    thanks for the info.
     
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