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Dæmon

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#21 14 years ago

RikupsoniJust the Windows SP2 one.. And I don't use virus scanner.. :)

I used F-Secure, I had even paid subscription left, then I fed up with it and uninstalled..

Uhm, I wouldn'r recommend doing that. Better download a much more efficient firewall like sygate personal firewall. ( www.sygate.com ) and I think a virus scanner is needed for sure. I heard AVG was good, and free.




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#22 14 years ago

IPsec at the moment, but thats more a filter than firewall. Was a real pain to config too.

Any suggestions to a good firewall for Win Server 2003 that supports use through Terminal Services?




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#23 14 years ago

I use the firewall thats in my router, never have had any problems with hackers, ect...




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#24 14 years ago

I had a problem with adware/spyware once where about blank got set as the IE homepage and wouldn't change back to Google till I did a system restore.




Agentlaidlaw

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#25 14 years ago

I don't use a firewall or anti-virus. Don't need any since I'm using Linux.




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#26 14 years ago

A question I asked which was never answerd.

Is it true there are no Virus's for the Mac and it comes with a installed firewall ?




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#27 14 years ago

There are viri and crapware for most major platforms, including Mac. Os X comes with a personal firewall, as do XP with Service Pack 2 installed.

AgentlaidlawI don't use a firewall or anti-virus. Don't need any since I'm using Linux.

How do you filter or monitor your traffic then?




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#28 14 years ago

'[+Glasius+']There are viri and crapware for most major platforms, including Mac. Os X comes with a personal firewall, as do XP with Service Pack 2 installed.

How do you filter or monitor your traffic then?

There are Virus for Mac but very rare. Its rare to see a Mac user getting hacked, spyware, or a Virus.

I don't need to monitor or filter my trafic.

Its very hard for some one to hack into a *nix box or take it over. For one the only they can is if they know your root password. Only you know it and they can not find it out. Spyware again need to know your root password to get in. Same with virus. And only a Linux virus can effect you, not any other. Linux virus are VERY rare because its hard to give it to a *nix user. They don't even bother to make them for *nix, same with hacking.

Then the Linux kernel keeps changing. Like every 2 months a new Kernel comes out. Then *nix Distros modify the Kernel and change it. Each Distro is mostly different from the other one so it like having 300 different OSes just based off of Linux so you can install software easy.




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#29 14 years ago

OSX is target to plenty of viri and crapware, not in win dimension ofcourse, but still pretty frisky.

As for your nix box, you put alot of faith in your root password and general Linux security. No doubt the amount of automated crap for nix systems is almost non existing but not having a firewall makes your box an easy target for hacking and tcp/ip attacks.




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#30 14 years ago

I use McAfee Security Suite. It's excellent!! as long as you update regularly, you will NEVER get a virus, well that's hw it's bn 4 me so far!

It's a Firewall, Virus Checker and Spam Killer (for emails). It also has a thing called "privacy service" which is like a firewall but it allows you to monitor and regulate cookies, your personal information being sent anywhere etc. It also blocks programs from connecting to the internet if you don't watnt them to, and it always asks for every program. So if some spyware tries connecting to the internet, it asks you if you want it to! Also, it can delete all traces of your personal info 4rm ur comp with the click of a button. You can also set parental controls, such as internet browsing times for different accounts, programs allowed to connect for diff accounts, adult content blocking and stuff like that. It also has a program that allows you to uninstall programs fully even if they don't have an uninstall program, like sum annoyin spywares. You jst rite click on the program, and click "Uninstall using Mcafee Quick Clean". It deletes all files associated with it as well, and it doesn't matter if the program's in use or not!

so i wud recommend mcafee security suite to evry1!