NOD 32 v3 and soft/firm fire wall?

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by power_man, Jun 8, 2009.

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  1. power_man

    power_man Registered Member

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    I use NOD 32 and am very happy. I also use Zone Alarm Pro for a fire wall. Recently I bought a Linksys WRT310N router, but still use Zone Alarm for the heck of it.

    I went to Upgrade to the latest version of ZA and now my installation is all jacked up....

    Any way, my real question is do I even need to run a software fire wall? It is for my XP SP3 desktop and a Vista laptop. Is NOD32 sufficient to block incoming threats and leave the fire wall up to the router.

    Thanks for any input.
     
  2. jimwillsher

    jimwillsher Registered Member

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    Is your WRT310N running in NAT mode? If it is then your software firewall is utterly useless since your router will only allow in what you've requested out.
     
  3. power_man

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    Ilooked it up. It isn't on by default, and since I didn't know what NAT was, I know I didn't enable it. Don't know if it would be good to have it on or not.
     
  4. jimwillsher

    jimwillsher Registered Member

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    That's unusual, most "soho" routers have it enabled by default.

    What is the IP address of your computer, is it a 192.168.x.x address, or a 10.0.x.x address?

    (on Windows: Start, run, CMD <enter> then IPCONFIG <enter>

    If it is, then you're using NAT.
     
  5. power_man

    power_man Registered Member

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    Ya, it's 192. And I had to look it up when I got home. It was a filter, not NAT.
     
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    jimwillsher Registered Member

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    Ok, so if your computer is a 192.x address then that's a non-routable address. That means that nobody on the internet can possibly access your PC *unless* you specifically request it (or you set up forwarding rules in your router).

    So I think you're quite safe.



    Jim
     
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