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    routers firewall

    This is a discussion on routers firewall within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; sounds like a bit of cross purpose talk is going on here. McAfee is primarily a virus scanner. This is ...

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      Re: routers firewall

      sounds like a bit of cross purpose talk is going on here. McAfee is primarily a virus scanner. This is why Sky ship it. A firewall is something different.

      As for McAfee not working with vista, it depends which version you have. McAfee 8.5 works fine with Vista.

      also just to throw another hat in to the ring how about a yoggie Yoggie - Laptop Security Firewall Appliance Solution


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      Re: routers firewall

      The router or the XP firewall will not stop trojans or such like broadcasting from your PC. If you are infected these will do nothing to stop you spreading the infection or sending out your details. For this you need a software firewall on your PC which can tell the difference between legal and illegal communications being sent from your PC.

      The Vista firewall can do this to a certain extent, but cannot be configured as well as a 3rd party solution such as Zone Alarm or Comodo. If you are certain that you are not going to pick up a nasty, in particular trojans or keyloggers, then the router is sufficient protection. But can you be certain you will never accidentally or otherwise, click a link in an email or web page, which admits an unwelcome visitor?

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      Re: routers firewall

      thanks for the help gus, so if its better to get a 3rd party firewall for VISTA, what would people recommend, also if theres a decent free firewall that would be even better :-)

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      Re: routers firewall

      Vista compatible firewalls are still a bit scarce, but here is one which claims to be -
      PC Tools Firewall Plus - Free Personal Firewall for Windows®

      Here is a run down on the Vista firewall which contains some useful info -
      http://www.microsoft.com/technet/com...uy/cg0106.mspx

      I posted this earlier today, but it must have got lost with the server problems. Nice to see the guys have managed to sort it out.

     

     
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