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    am i protected enough?

    What do u think ??

    Do you think im protected enough from spyware, adware, viruses and other bad sources.

    (I have just uninstalled all my norton programes because there crap really and drag the system down ive changed norton for nod32)

    I have ....

    Nod32 Anti Virus
    Ad-Aware
    SpyBot
    Spyware Blaster


    What eles do i need or am i ok .. Do i need a firewall .. ?

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    If you only have the services you need running and locked down, no you do not need a firewall.

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    no you do not need a firewall.
    WHAT!!!!


    What operating system are you running...obviously some kinda windows

    XP has a built in firewall...I suggest you use it.

    Also make sure you get all your updates...from all your software...regularly

    I also like to use a router firewall....keeps most of the noise out...frees up resources on the computer

    MHO...of course

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    Originally posted here by d0pp
    If you only have the services you need running and locked down, no you do not need a firewall.
    ...but it wouldn't hurt to have one. Might I suggest (if you are running XP) turning the Window's Firewall on or possibly downloading ZoneAlarm?

    Although d0pp is right in his statement, it never hurts to have just a little more for the services you don't know are running. You might be suprised.

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    Sorry morgan, we posted at the same time. Didn't mean to dup ya!
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    Re: am i protected enough?

    Do i need a firewall .. ?

    Yes absolutely.

    Zonealarm is very nice, and free.

    http://www.zonelabs.com/store/conten...eeDownload.jsp

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    Re: Re: am i protected enough?

    Originally posted here by @tt!tud3
    Yes absolutely.

    Actually, no, d0pp is right - if you properly lock down your system you can skip the firewall...

    But.... If you do decide to use a firewall, I recommend hardware based as opposed to software based....
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    Well I beg to differ...

    .Locking down the system...do you have an outline for that...cause I would love to read it.

    As for hardware vs software firewall...

    To quote Catch

    There is no such thing as a hardware firewall.

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    oic... my bad

    It would also help alot if you dont go to porn sites, torrent sites, warez, ect.

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    There is no such thing as a hardware firewall.
    Depends on the definition of words. Ultimately, it is software.
    A "hardware firewall" runs on a different box from your workstation.
    One of those nice little linksys routers should be sufficient for
    a home user.
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    Morgan: Try the NSA Guides. They're pretty good. And yes, you can protect a system without a firewall.

    The terminology of software/hardware firewall is more of which device does the processing to determine safe traffic versus malicious traffic. Traditional view of software firewalls should be referred to as host-based versus server based. Alternate ones would be network-device based ones (sometimes referred to as hardware based). A computer firewall (not be confused with a physical building firewall) is still software -- the question is where it is installed.
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