Is a firewall really needed? v.college

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  1. Jeff Merr

    Jeff Merr Elite Member

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    I am planning on bringing my laptop to school once the semester starts and connecting to the wireless there. I use AVG and have Windows Firewall currently set up, do i need additional security like ZoneAlarm free edition or anything like that?
     
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    If you do anything else, get a decent NAT gateway, maybe one with SPI. Otherwise, no.
     
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    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Windows Firewall will be fine unless you're going to run a server.

    I'd stay the hell away from ZoneAlarm. It tends to lock down your computer if you ever uninstall it, just in case an evil imaginary virus is trying to uninstall it without your permission.
     
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    Always use the Windoze firewall.
     

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