Re: ZoneAlarm is your friend
From: Jens Pranaitis (hans_maulwurf89_at_gmx.net)
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2004 14:24:53 +0200
> well i guess the reason for using a personal firewall is to stop or
> attempt any how any malware phoning home, like you my network is
> proteced by a NAT router but for the windows box, i have installed a
> personal firewall, as a belts and braces aproach.
I've got an much easier solution stop using software that phones home.
Firewalls should NEVER be on the Host machine. Cause if you get some
Malware installed it won't be of any use. WinXP Pro an 2000 come with
something (I'm german I'm not sure what it's called in english) where
you can restrict a programms internet/registry/whatetever access.