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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2005 4:22 pm    Post subject: Vonage and Zone Alarm Part 4 Reply with quote Back to top

Again.........this is a yes and no type question/response. I went from 1996 to 2003 without using ANY firewall or ANY AV software and never got a virus......But....not matter what you use....or how you use it....somone will figure out a way in....it's just a matter of time.

So, I'd rather be OVER-PROTECTED than not protected at all.

Also, I agree with the previous poster. The Windows Firewall is excellent for blocking incoming....but you've got to have something more to block outgoing....

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2005 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

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IE's disabled, e-mail is done on a laptop, and I only use trusted apps on here. Viruses/trojans can't come into your PC if you don't provide them points of entry (e-mail, peer-to-peer), and worms aren't going to make it past the hardware firewall.

<shrug> Hard to argue with you there. If you don't use a browser and you don't use an email client, then your risk is very low and the hardware firewall is likely more than enough.

Only thing I WOULD take exception to, is recommending that same solution to others without explaining that its a good solution for you based on that unusual usage. Because your usage without IE and without email is VERY unusual, for sure.

(Glad to see you and the other Floridians here and OK post-Wilma.)

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2005 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Well, IE is a banned application on most of my networks, and I've reluctantly had to allow Outlook in, but up-to-date antivirus software is a must. The mail server runs anti-virus software as do my client machines (server & client AVs are by different vendors). I've had too many problems with software firewalls to trust them. Some of them (Norton Internet Security) have more pop-ups than even the worst spyware, and cause more problems than spyware I've removed from other people's PCs.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 1:11 am    Post subject: Vonage and Zone Alarm Part 5 Reply with quote Back to top

Well, I'm glad that whatever works for you....works for you. And yes, I agree, ANYTHING that says NORTON or McAFEE is pretty much worthless. All they do is hog system resources and do a half-ass job at what they are supposed to do....Try taking a look at offerings from Panda, F-Protect, NOD32 and ZoneAlarm. These are all very competent and well respected products....unlike Norton.

Also, it seems CRAZY that IE is forbidden on your networks. I am a Network analyst for Wachovia's Fixed Income Division (Stock Trade Floor....(S.E.C. Rules), and they have pretty much free reign over their boxes....including I.E.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

The corporate versions of the Symantec & McAfee anti-virus products aren't too bad, certainly are far less annoying than their retail counterparts (no pop-up windows, etc).

As far as the networks go, I'm understaffed & overworked, everyone knows it, and they prefer uptime over everything else (flexibility of software included). Last time I was at my Wachovia branch (wealth management office), their PCs were pretty well locked down. IE had been neutered a bit, but was still their primary browser. Didn't pay attention to what was running as far as security software. Seemed pretty spartan.

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