Re: Replacement of software firewall.
From: Thomas Hertel (Thomas.Hertel_at_gmx.net)
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2003 21:24:22 +0100
"JpJ" <firstname.lastname@example.org> schrieb:
>> Hi Jp.J There are several good firewall available.
>I know, but what I want ( and maybe did not explain proper before ) is to
>remove the SW firewall from my computer, to free up the system. But at the
>same time I would like to be able to monitor wich programs, that try to
>reach the internet - or be able to block them.
>Sygate is a firewall. So instead og installing that, I might as well leave
>my McAfee FW installed. What I'm interested in, is some kind of stand-alone
>One more thing I'd gain from deinstalling my Sw firewall, is that there will
>be one less item to keep updated. As it is by now, I have my HW firewall (
>GateLock ), my Router ( D-link 604 ) and my AV / FW software ( McAfee ).....
With this, you should be perfectly ok to remove the s/w firewall. What
additional security could it provide anyway? Maybe it can tell you
about "good" software trying to connect to the internet. But what
about the "bad"? It would fake you anyway, telling you it was
iexplore.exe or anything. And malware is for sure faster than you can
possibly be, when it comes to cklicking the personal firewall´s "OK"
or "Deny" buttons.
What it will take, of course, is being careful and very selective as
to which sites you visit and whitch attachments you open. But this is
true whether you have a s/w firewall installed or not.
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