Windows firewall advice for a simple life?

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  1. flashgordon999

    flashgordon999 Registered Member

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    Hi, I am posting this to ask for the opinion of the "heavy users" in this great forum, where I find the discussions very enlightening even though sometimes beyond my understanding :eek:
    I have been reading about firewalls for a while, and I haven't yet been able to determine whether my security setup makes sense for my needs. First, my setup:
    realtime:
    Firefox with NoScript + Windows firewall + NOD32 Blackspear settings + Cyberhawk
    on-demand:
    KAV + AVG Antispyware + Superantispyware + A2
    I am not a gamer, I occasionally run eMule, if I download something I always scan it also with KAV, and regularly run scans with my on-demand apps. I also have a regular image backup in case I need to reinstall, both system and data.
    I understand that Windows firewall works only for incoming traffic. However I do not want to be bothered with setting rules, pop-ups and the like, so (finally :rolleyes: ) to my question:
    considering what I have written, do you think Windows firewall is appropriate, or what else would you suggest - that uses a *bare minimum* of my attention and learning? I am looking for a simple, yet safe, existence :cool:

    thanks for your help, and happy Easter to all!
    flash
     
  2. Rmus

    Rmus Exploit Analyst

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    Considering your precautions with downloading, and your security in place, your Windows firewall would seem adequate.

    The need for outbound monitoring is directly proportional to your accessment of the likelihood that malware will get installed on your system.


    regards,

    -rich

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  3. Metal425

    Metal425 Registered Member

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    Overkill, drop A2, and you don't need KAV if you have NOD32.(Vise Versa)
     
  4. flashgordon999

    flashgordon999 Registered Member

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    Thanks guys for the advice
    flash
     
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