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Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by AliceZ, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. AliceZ

    Mick Murphy Guest

    Windows One Care is a complete piece of garbage.
    You can now be considered a spammer for Microsift Products!
     
    Mick Murphy, Apr 30, 2008
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  2. Vista's built-in firewall is perfectly adequate for most people.
    While it's not quite up to the ease-of-use standards of Kerio or
    ZoneAlarm, it has been noticeably improved over WinXP's version.

    There are two interfaces for Vistas built-in firewall:

    1) A simplified one accessed through the Control Panel that is the only
    one most people see. To further supplement this view, Sphinx's Vista
    Firewall Control http://sphinx-soft.com/Vista/) is a piece of freeware
    that makes the Vista Firewall much more easily manageable to the average
    user.

    2) And the more advanced "Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
    (WF.msc), accessed via the Start Menu's Administrative Tools folder, for
    the experienced user who wants more granular control.


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    killed a great many philosophers.
    ~ Denis Diderot
     
    Bruce Chambers, May 1, 2008
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  3. AliceZ

    bb Guest

    The ping is most likely from your router, not your computer. For
    example, FiOS routers come with ping response enabled to make it easier
    for technicians. It can be turned off.

    -bb
     
    bb, May 1, 2008
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  4. AliceZ

    Paul Smith Guest

    The built in Firewall is fine, I'd strongly recommend using that over
    nag-ware like Zone Alarm, which probably isn't any more effective and just
    is something else to think about, the build in Firewall just works.

    Shields Up is from Steve Gibson (security researcher read: journalist), well
    known for not having all screws fully tightened when it comes to this sort
    of thing.

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    Paul Smith,
    Yeovil, UK.
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User.
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    Paul Smith, May 2, 2008
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