Posted 25 October 2009 - 08:57 AM
Posted 25 October 2009 - 09:01 AM
It only protects one way which is the input way.
I personally suggest Comodo firewall found in my signature below.
It is less of a resource hog then some of the others and therefor will not slow your system down.
Posted 25 October 2009 - 09:23 AM
Posted 25 October 2009 - 09:49 AM
Output is what you send out from your computer.
In other words if you are trying to send a picture to a friend the output side would be what determines if that file is allowed through setting up the exceptions list.
Input would stop unauthorized access to your system as I'm sure you know that side of it.
Think of the output as a way for you to make sure that you are not sending any file to someone who you may not want to. If they are not on the exception list then you would not be able to.
I hope this answers it clearly for you.
Posted 25 October 2009 - 10:22 AM
Edited by jerryscoins, 25 October 2009 - 10:25 AM.
Posted 25 October 2009 - 10:49 AM
You want to make sure you go to the login page on anything like that.
If the site is a secure site the address should be HTTPS and not just HTTP
You wouldn't want to think you are at a secure site and end up in a hacked site where you would give up your login password, account numbers.
Posted 26 October 2009 - 07:49 PM
It was easier using windows firewall because I never had to think about it.
Taking the time to adjust to this new firewall is well worth the protection.
While running windows provided firewall, AVG 8.0, and surfing gaming sites,
I got a malware infection that kept accessing the internet and kept installing
newer, nastier versions of itself. With a reformat and new malware protection,
I am running smoothly again. If I were as protected then as I am now, I might
not have gotten infected at all; tho IF I DID, Comodo would have prevented the
downward spiral by preventing that initial malware program from accessing the
internet without my permission. Who knows what info was sent out? Luckily, I
have no private data on my computer; only files/information of sentimental value.
I really think that getting a better firewall, taking the time to adjust to it and
learn how to use it, along with other preventive measures, is well worth the time.
Just tell yourself that you are preventing a big hassle by investing in a little one.
Edited by NomDeKeyz, 26 October 2009 - 08:37 PM.
Posted 26 October 2009 - 08:12 PM
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