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FIREWALL

FIREWALL? WHERE’S THE FIRE?

The Annoyance:

I have antivirus software running on every computer on my network, so why do I need a firewall? Buying and installing all this stuff is annoying.

The Fix:

Antivirus software and firewalls are two different animals, and they protect you from two different types of attacks. Antivirus software locates and eliminates viruses, which are destructive programs sneaked on to your computer (usually through your email). A firewall protects you from attacks by ne’er-do-wells who are trying to enter your computer while you’re on the Internet. Because evildoers use both methods of attack, you need both forms of protection.

WINDOWS XP FIREWALL HALTS NETWORK TRAFFIC


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