"How to Choose a Firewall to Increase your Internet
Please heed this advice -If
you have avoided computer virus symptoms, adware, or Spy ware so far ... there's a VERY Strong chance you
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"How to Choose a Firewall" is the Security Guide for the everyday, non-technical Home Computer and Internet user who just wants to be safe doing basic stuff
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Have a Personal Firewall in your defensive hand and protect against computer viruses. ♠
Do you have
them protecting your computer? Do you have Computer Virus
- Allows someone to connect to your computer and control it, look at your files
and run programs.
- Programs and even operating systems have special features that allow for
remote access. Others contain bugs that provide a backdoor that allows
some level of control of the program.
|SMTP hijacking - Taking over your mail list and using your computer to send out spam.|
The installation of a software firewall on individual computers
is a necessary accessory to the hardware Firewall/Router. That
may seem excessive, but the Hardware and Software versions each
have different strengths and weaknesses and provide slightly
different security features. Sometimes the hardware
Firewall/Router you buy has a software firewall built in and
parental controls as
The security built in to is better than it is in Windows XP and not as good as it is for Windows 8. Microsoft includes increasingly better security in Windows operating systems to provide basic protection for innocent unsuspecting users who don't purchase and avoid installing third-party security software.
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Before installing personal firewall software on a Windows XP, Vista
or 7 computer, be sure that the firewall built into the
Windows operating system is turned off.
Never use two software firewalls at the same time. Completely uninstall one before installing another to avoid software conflicts.
Immediately after your new firewall is installed, check the
vendor's website for patches and updates. If the firewall software offers an automatic update function, turn it on.
Check your new firewall installation with an online service like www.SecurityMetrics.com for a free port scan and Firewall test to make sure that it is configured correctly. Testing your firewall is the only way to be sure your computer is really being protected.
If you have a DSL or broadband cable connection, your Internet Service Provider (ISP) may have given you a DSL/Cable router with a firewall built in. Usually, all you have to do is read the manual and turn it on.
If your ISP did not give you a DSL or Cable broadband router with a built in firewall you can buy one. They are relatively inexpensive.
If you have DSL, buy a DSL router. If you have Cable broadband get a Cable Router. Most of the popular router brands have built in firewalls an parental controls.
"Does a Firewall Provide Total Protection?"
need to choose more than just a firewall. As with all protective software, your best
defense will come from a layered defense built from a variety of products
to handle unending malware intrusion attempts.
Learn more about trojan horses
This is Why you
really must have a Firewall for protection against trojan horses
Become familiar with some of the trojan horse protection and removal programs
Check the links to some FREE protection resources
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