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Old 05-21-08, 11:50 AM   #1
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I am using XP Home edition on my PC & wanted to know if I should use a hardware firewall or Windows XP firewall? My computer is the only one in the house & I was just wondering if one is better than the other for home use or if a hardware one is just a waste of money?

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I use both. Redundancy FTW!
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Old 05-21-08, 01:02 PM   #3
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I use both. Redundancy FTW!

Oh OK. I rarely have my computer on while I'm not on it & if I do I leave it on over night to do virus scan or defrag I will unplug it from the net.

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Old 05-21-08, 08:52 PM   #4
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I use both. Redundancy FTW!
latency for the suck!!!
if you have just one device on the network, then a firewall at your boarder will safice but if you have a few computer that you feel that might become comprimised with virii/malware then both is a must....
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Yea my linux box stays on 24/7 and I don't even bother to scan it, there is no telling what may on it as far a windows malware. I use it to sometimes visit "questionable" sites, and torrent.
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Yea my linux box stays on 24/7 and I don't even bother to scan it, there is no telling what may on it as far a windows malware. I use it to sometimes visit "questionable" sites, and torrent.
If im going to a questionable site on my windows box i would used FF with no script on the Tor network, under a locked down user logon with white listed programs. i never have to run a virus scanner or any other malicious program scanner.
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If im going to a questionable site on my windows box i would used FF with no script on the Tor network, under a locked down user logon with white listed programs. i never have to run a virus scanner or any other malicious program scanner.

Yup I use FF+ noscript, on both win and linux. Never was able to successfully get TOR working on my linux box
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Yup I use FF+ noscript, on both win and linux. Never was able to successfully get TOR working on my linux box
ive gotten it to work on ubuntu but the problem with TOR is that it tends to get overwelmed during the day and surfing through it get dreadfully slow.
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Hi,

I am using XP Home edition on my PC & wanted to know if I should use a hardware firewall or Windows XP firewall? My computer is the only one in the house & I was just wondering if one is better than the other for home use or if a hardware one is just a waste of money?

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in the end a hardware firewall is a software firewall.

i dont like the built in xp firewall. might wana check out http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/
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