"How to Choose a Firewall to Increase your Internet
Please heed this advice -If
you have avoided computer virus symptoms, adware, or Spyware so far ... there's a VERY Strong chance you
could see them soon!
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Don't Gamble with Internet Hackers and Thieves
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- 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.|
"Are They Really Necessary?"
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 as well.
Window XP users should consider upgrading their firewall protection from the Window XP Service Pack
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Windows Vista users
who want to make sure they have configurable two-way filtering may need to
buy another security product or firewall that provides outbound as well as
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 ISP get a Cable Router. Most of the popular router brands have built in firewalls and a feature called NAT, Network Address Translation. This hides your real IP address from the Internet.
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"Does a Firewall Provide Total Protection?"
You 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. You need anti-spam, antivirus, and anti-spyware defenses against Trojan Horses, and a firewall, as a minimum of layered defense.
more about trojan horses
Find out Why you really must have a Firewall for protection against trojan horses
Become familiar with some of the trojan horse protection and removal programs available
Check the links to some FREE protection resources
And if you're not sure why you need good Anti Virus protection, Read "What's a Virus"
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