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What's The Best Firewall?


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After having to remove the same worm several times, I've decided to get a firewall. Problem is, which should I get? Which is the best at keeping stuff out but letting the good stuff in?

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road runner said it best. the only software firewall that is more effective than it is inconveniant and bothersome is a linux firewall. Us users still are better off having a hardware firewall.. like one built into a router than a corporate firewall. they cause more pain then anything.

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If you're not going to be behind a hardware firewall, then I would suggest Norton Internet Security. Just be aware that there are known issues with it interfering with Folding (it can corrupt the last several bytes in a dowloaded work unti file, preventing it from being able to successfully decompress).

 

You should also know the best defense is a combination of both hardware and software firewalls. A hardware firewall is good at keeping things out. However, it won't keep things from going back out of your computer, which a good software firewall can. In your case KB this might be a useful addition.

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