Re: Avast or Zone Alarm using proxy server?
From: Beauregard T. Shagnasty (a.nony.mous_at_example.invalid)
Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2005 21:23:12 -0500
In alt.comp.anti-virus, Gerald Vogt wrote:
> Beauregard T. Shagnasty wrote:
>> In alt.comp.anti-virus, Gerald Vogt wrote:
>>> and any software running locally can use IE to send data
>> Not on my computer..
> You are running Windows? You have Internet Explorer. We were
> talking about Windows?
Yes, yes, and yes.
> And even then, it does even have to be IE but just a web browser
> would do, too.
I agree with that. It does even have to be IE.
>> Why are you trying to discourage newbies from using a firewall?
> I did not say that. Where did I say not to use a firewall? I told
> them that the SP2 firewall is very good,
..until you can get a far better one installed.
> does not mess with the system as other PFW do, does not pretend to
> do things it cannot do without telling you properly what it
> actually can do. It does not lead people to believe that they are
> perfectly safe only by installing some software.
But.. but.. having no outbound firewall is not a good idea! A
third-party firewall is better than *nothing*.
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