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Thread: How well does the Windows Vista Firewall work?

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    Flyerfan27 Guest

    Default How well does the Windows Vista Firewall work?

    Hello,



    I recently removed McAfee form my laptop with Vista Home Premium OP. I
    installed the free version of AVG Antivirus for virus protection in McAfee's
    place. I was going to look for a firewall program too, but saw that the Vista
    built in Windows Firewall took over that job. My question is do these 2
    programs give me enough protection for my laptop? Can I trust these 2
    programs to protect my desktop computer? My desktop is hard wired to my
    router and I have Verizon Fios cable for my internet provider. My desktop is
    always on and always connected to the internet. I want to make sure I will
    have enough protection before I make any changes to my desktop. I noticed the
    Windows Firewall says you should only have one firewall running so I know I
    can't add anything to help with that protection.

    All and any comments are welcome. Thank you in advance for your replies!

    Best regard,
    James

  2. #2
    Nonny Guest

    Default Re: How well does the Windows Vista Firewall work?

    On Sat, 26 Jul 2008 20:15:00 -0700, Flyerfan27
    <Flyerfan27@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >Hello,
    >
    > I recently removed McAfee form my laptop with Vista Home Premium OP. I
    >installed the free version of AVG Antivirus for virus protection in McAfee's
    >place. I was going to look for a firewall program too, but saw that the Vista
    >built in Windows Firewall took over that job. My question is do these 2
    >programs give me enough protection for my laptop? Can I trust these 2
    >programs to protect my desktop computer? My desktop is hard wired to my
    >router


    Your router has a firewall too, so you are FINE when it comes to
    firewalls and anti-virus

    You might install a couple of anti-malware apps to keep in reserve as
    well:

    Spybot Search & Destroy, SuperAntispyware, and Malwarebytes are all
    good candidates and are all FREE.

    The first one even installs a resident program called "teatimer" that
    keeps a monitor on any attempted registry changes.


    and I have Verizon Fios cable for my internet provider. My desktop is
    >always on and always connected to the internet. I want to make sure I

    will
    >have enough protection before I make any changes to my desktop. I noticed the
    >Windows Firewall says you should only have one firewall running so I know I
    >can't add anything to help with that protection.
    >
    > All and any comments are welcome. Thank you in advance for your replies!
    >
    >Best regard,
    >James


  3. #3
    Carey Frisch [MVP] Guest

    Default Re: How well does the Windows Vista Firewall work?

    Install a good, comprehensive, security program,
    such as Windows OneCare, and you'll not have to
    worry about those issues. You can try it FREE
    for ninety (90) days. This is a brand new version
    and includes a very robust firewall.
    http://onecare.live.com/standard/en-us/default.htm

    --
    Carey Frisch
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience -
    Windows Vista Enthusiast

    ---------------------------------------------------------------

    "Flyerfan27" <Flyerfan27@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:AF88953C-AC42-4BD6-A518-74553277FEE0@microsoft.com...
    Hello,

    I recently removed McAfee form my laptop with Vista Home Premium OP. I
    installed the free version of AVG Antivirus for virus protection in McAfee's
    place. I was going to look for a firewall program too, but saw that the Vista
    built in Windows Firewall took over that job. My question is do these 2
    programs give me enough protection for my laptop? Can I trust these 2
    programs to protect my desktop computer? My desktop is hard wired to my
    router and I have Verizon Fios cable for my internet provider. My desktop is
    always on and always connected to the internet. I want to make sure I will
    have enough protection before I make any changes to my desktop. I noticed the
    Windows Firewall says you should only have one firewall running so I know I
    can't add anything to help with that protection.

    All and any comments are welcome. Thank you in advance for your replies!

    Best regard,
    James

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    Nonny Guest

    Default Re: How well does the Windows Vista Firewall work?

    On Sat, 26 Jul 2008 22:33:00 -0500, "Carey Frisch [MVP]"
    <cnfrisch@nospamgmail.com> wrote:

    >Install a good, comprehensive, security program,
    >such as Windows OneCare, and you'll not have to
    >worry about those issues. You can try it FREE
    >for ninety (90) days. This is a brand new version
    >and includes a very robust firewall.


    So does his router. That plus Vista's native firewall will cover him
    just fine in that department and it won't cost him anything.

  5. #5
    Carey Frisch [MVP] Guest

    Default Re: How well does the Windows Vista Firewall work?

    It's cheap insurance....

    --
    Carey Frisch
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience -
    Windows Vista Enthusiast

    ---------------------------------------------------------------

    "Nonny" <nonnymoose@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:nbrn84ts6kajn3ombm7esfts1kp05qpl44@4ax.com...
    On Sat, 26 Jul 2008 22:33:00 -0500, "Carey Frisch [MVP]"
    <cnfrisch@nospamgmail.com> wrote:

    >Install a good, comprehensive, security program,
    >such as Windows OneCare, and you'll not have to
    >worry about those issues. You can try it FREE
    >for ninety (90) days. This is a brand new version
    >and includes a very robust firewall.


    So does his router. That plus Vista's native firewall will cover him
    just fine in that department and it won't cost him anything.

  6. #6
    Nonny Guest

    Default Re: How well does the Windows Vista Firewall work?

    On Sat, 26 Jul 2008 22:41:59 -0500, "Carey Frisch [MVP]"
    <cnfrisch@nospamgmail.com> wrote:

    >It's cheap insurance....


    Doesn't need any. He also has a great A-V program, Defender, and will
    add a couple more malware programs.

    He can spend the money on an external USB hard drive and use it for
    backups. That's GREAT insurance.

  7. #7
    Carey Frisch [MVP] Guest

    Default Re: How well does the Windows Vista Firewall work?

    Famous last words: "Doesn't need any". So if the OP should
    inadvertently have a rouge key logger installed, you don't mind
    that the OP's personal financial information could be
    transmitted without his knowledge...happens all the time!

    --
    Carey Frisch
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience -
    Windows Vista Enthusiast

    ---------------------------------------------------------------

    "Nonny" <nonnymoose@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:vnrn8490iifuncbqnmft9eeiavaoc5o3ov@4ax.com...
    On Sat, 26 Jul 2008 22:41:59 -0500, "Carey Frisch [MVP]"
    <cnfrisch@nospamgmail.com> wrote:

    >It's cheap insurance....


    Doesn't need any. He also has a great A-V program, Defender, and will
    add a couple more malware programs.

    He can spend the money on an external USB hard drive and use it for
    backups. That's GREAT insurance.

  8. #8
    Nonny Guest

    Default Re: How well does the Windows Vista Firewall work?

    On Sat, 26 Jul 2008 23:08:25 -0500, "Carey Frisch [MVP]"
    <cnfrisch@nospamgmail.com> wrote:

    >Famous last words: "Doesn't need any". So if the OP should
    >inadvertently have a rouge key logger installed, you don't mind
    >that the OP's personal financial information could be
    >transmitted without his knowledge...happens all the time!


    I have never seen you suggest any of the fine FREE programs that are
    available... only the ones that MS collects cash from.

    Why is that? I can't recall seeing ANY other MVP do the same. In
    fact, most of them are suggesting the free software.

    I value their opinions WAY more than I do yours... as you are well
    aware.

  9. #9
    Carey Frisch [MVP] Guest

    Default Re: How well does the Windows Vista Firewall work?

    I had used Avast for a number of years. When I tried
    Windows OneCare, I was amazed at the performance
    improvement of my PC as it uses very little system
    resources. OneCare is far more comprehensive than
    the so-called "free" antivirus programs.

    --
    Carey Frisch
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience -
    Windows Vista Enthusiast

    ---------------------------------------------------------------

    "Nonny" <nonnymoose@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:rbtn849dbkdips9ajmmls24cld8d86g8c3@4ax.com...
    On Sat, 26 Jul 2008 23:08:25 -0500, "Carey Frisch [MVP]"
    <cnfrisch@nospamgmail.com> wrote:

    >Famous last words: "Doesn't need any". So if the OP should
    >inadvertently have a rouge key logger installed, you don't mind
    >that the OP's personal financial information could be
    >transmitted without his knowledge...happens all the time!


    I have never seen you suggest any of the fine FREE programs that are
    available... only the ones that MS collects cash from.

    Why is that? I can't recall seeing ANY other MVP do the same. In
    fact, most of them are suggesting the free software.

    I value their opinions WAY more than I do yours... as you are well
    aware.

  10. #10
    Mick Murphy Guest

    Default Re: How well does the Windows Vista Firewall work?

    Besides being a SPAMMER and a FAKE; you can NOT spell.
    ROGUE, idiot!
    --
    Mick Murphy - Qld - Australia


    "Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:

    > Famous last words: "Doesn't need any". So if the OP should
    > inadvertently have a rouge key logger installed, you don't mind
    > that the OP's personal financial information could be
    > transmitted without his knowledge...happens all the time!
    >
    > --
    > Carey Frisch
    > Microsoft MVP
    > Windows Desktop Experience -
    > Windows Vista Enthusiast
    >
    > ---------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    > "Nonny" <nonnymoose@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:vnrn8490iifuncbqnmft9eeiavaoc5o3ov@4ax.com...
    > On Sat, 26 Jul 2008 22:41:59 -0500, "Carey Frisch [MVP]"
    > <cnfrisch@nospamgmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > >It's cheap insurance....

    >
    > Doesn't need any. He also has a great A-V program, Defender, and will
    > add a couple more malware programs.
    >
    > He can spend the money on an external USB hard drive and use it for
    > backups. That's GREAT insurance.
    >


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