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kirangampala

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Windows Firewall Versus Antivirus
« on: 19. July 2009., 05:40:25 »
Hi,

Why should I care for Windows Firewall if I have my anti-virus software installed in my PC?

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Windows Firewall Versus Antivirus
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Re: Windows Firewall Versus Antivirus
« Reply #1 on: 27. July 2009., 12:18:56 »
Because a firewall will stop viruses and trojans connecting to the net that your antivirus misses (and your AV will miss stuff) plus it will stop port scans and Dos attacks.

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Re: Windows Firewall Versus Antivirus
« Reply #2 on: 13. October 2010., 02:41:37 »
can I have both fire-wall and Antivirus at the same time on my computer?

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Re: Windows Firewall Versus Antivirus
« Reply #3 on: 13. October 2010., 06:14:15 »
can I have both fire-wall and Antivirus at the same time on my computer?

Yes, it's recommended to have installed one Antivirus and one Firewall.

Wrong thing is if you have two Antiviruses or Firewalls at the same time. 

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Re: Windows Firewall Versus Antivirus
« Reply #4 on: 13. October 2010., 06:26:49 »
The firewall is like your door at your house or apartment. It's to stop unvanted to get in or atleast make it harder.

The Antivirus is like your home alarm, to notify that someone try to get in and try to call the police (you) to do some thing and to clean up after somone have been ther.

Their is two easy way to configure a system!
Every thing open and every thing closed.
Every thing else is more or less complex.

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Re: Windows Firewall Versus Antivirus
« Reply #5 on: 13. October 2010., 06:36:13 »
The firewall is like your door at your house or apartment. It's to stop unvanted to get in or atleast make it harder.

The Antivirus is like your home alarm, to notify that someone try to get in and try to call the police (you) to do some thing and to clean up after somone have been ther.


Great Explanation pal.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Windows Firewall Versus Antivirus
« Reply #6 on: 08. January 2011., 07:42:30 »
Antivirus and firewall both are compulsory for our computer. Firewall and Antivirus software work together to keep our PC safe from viruses. I use comodo firewall and kaspersky antivirus.



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Re: Windows Firewall Versus Antivirus
« Reply #7 on: 10. March 2011., 06:13:44 »
Can any one tell me which anti-virus will be best suitable with firewall? I read McAfee  is good but is it true or should I refer other anti virus?

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Re: Windows Firewall Versus Antivirus
« Reply #8 on: 10. March 2011., 09:08:36 »
Can any one tell me which anti-virus will be best suitable with firewall? I read McAfee  is good but is it true or should I refer other anti virus?

McAfee is very good.  :thumbsup:

Also check reviews for well know Free AV here: http://scforum.info/index.php/board,10.0.html




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Re: Windows Firewall Versus Antivirus
« Reply #9 on: 10. March 2011., 23:39:05 »
can I have both fire-wall and Antivirus at the same time on my computer?

Yes, it's recommended to have installed one Antivirus and one Firewall.

Wrong thing is if you have two Antiviruses or Firewalls at the same time. 

Only situation where U can take off windows firewall is, if u have install some Internet Security software.
Generally its contains both...Antivirus and firewall together and then is desirable take windows own filewall off! :)
I'm old man but still alive as well :)

 

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