Re: Firewall dont work if your computer is already hacked
From: Big Will (SpamWSpamiSpamlSpamlSpamBSpam4SpameSpamvSpaaaaameSpammityrSpam_at_nIdontlikeSpamet)
Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2003 01:04:47 -0800
I'll say what's been said in alt.comp.virus about tracker (Debbie).
PLEASE DO NOT FEED THE TROLLS!!!
"tracker" <"snailmail222000(valid)"@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> > I use ZoneAlarm Free Edition (my financial situation doesn't allow me
> > spend so much money at this moment). I've heard that ZA takes up too
> > system resources. I just want to get rid of ZA, can you guys give me
> > which firewall (free edition) would be a best option for me ? I've
> found so
> > many reviews about whole bunch of firewalls on the internet, and all
> of them
> > are quite different... 200 people say Sygate is the best option, 100
> > say that's Kerio, other bunch of people say it's Outpost... I really
> > know what to do at this point. I've also heard, that some of those
> > firewalls gives their users problems if they use them on WinXP...
> > My system runs on Windows XP Home Edition SP1, it's AMD Athlon XP
> 1700+ and
> > I'm connected to internet by Rogers HIGH-SPEED CABLE INTERNET (10.0
> > 24/7
> > Thanks in advance for your answers !!!
> > Regards !
> First, if ZA works for you then why change it. If you are having
> problems I could see switching, but I would guess that you are not
> having problems and are just wondering about things that people post
> The free version of Zone Alarm has never caused me a problem because
> coming from a home computer user, there is nothing to configure except
> applications like your Email client, Browser, MIRC, Pirch and so on.
> Second, if you really want to be safe, then get a router - most places
> sell them for $50 and they prevent all the inbound traffic from reaching
> you. If you have the router + ZA then ZA will not use hardly any
> resources as it won't have to defend you against uninvited intruders -
> the router will stop them.
> With a always-on connection, if you have a router you don't have to
> worry about misconfiguring your personal firewall. With a router you
> don't have to worry about uninvited hackers/worms, they are stopped at
> the router (Keep in mind that none of the routers are firewalls, they
> just have some firewall "like" features).
> If your on a Windows Platform and disabled the Services that Windows
> leaves open, a router will not keep your computer secure from hackers, I
> know, have the facts and evidence of this.
> Want to fight me, go for it and I will expose every malicious hackers
> tricks around, go for it.
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