Author Topic: Firewalls  (Read 4393 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Daphnej

  • Guest
Firewalls
« on: August 05, 2005, 04:15:47 AM »
I recently had to wipe my hard drive and start fresh.  Prior to wiping my computer was running terribly slow, sometimes not at all.  I downloaded mozilla firefox browser and it seems to be much faster. I also downloaded avast to use as my antivirus.  I tried zonealarm for my firewall but had to take it out as the computer slowed right down again.  Did I do something wrong with the installation or is there a firewall that anyone would recommend?

Offline Eddy

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Maybe Bot
  • ***
  • Posts: 31089
  • Watching (over?) you
    • Malware removal, Biljart and other things.
Re: Firewalls
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2005, 04:20:32 AM »
Since you went online without protection, your system could already have been infected.
Please make sure the system is clean.
(INFO)

thedon57

  • Guest
Re: Firewalls
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2005, 01:23:47 PM »
Hi why did you not use the windows firewall

Offline DavidR

  • Avast √úberevangelist
  • Certainly Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 88154
  • No support PMs thanks
Re: Firewalls
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2005, 03:11:44 PM »
Hi why did you not use the windows firewall
1. We don't know what OS 'Daphnej' uses so she may not have winXP SP1 or SP2.
2. Whilst the windows firewall is better than no firewall, it doesn't provide full outbound protection, so a third party firewall is advised.

@ Daphnej
Try one of the firewalls mentioned in these threads:
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=12735.0
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=15491.0
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=4368.0
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=12735.0
Windows 10 Home 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 23.9.6082 (build 23.9.8494.792) UI 1.0.781/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro/ Avast! Mobile Security

Daphnej

  • Guest
Re: Firewalls
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2005, 05:36:59 PM »
I'm using Windows xp and read that the firewall for that is not truly effective.  Because I'm not very experiences in setting up programs like that, perhaps I just didn't do it right when I downloaded the Zonealarm and that 's why it didn't work well. 

Offline essexboy

  • Malware removal instructor
  • Avast √úberevangelist
  • Probably Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 40589
  • Dragons by Sasha
    • Malware fixes
Re: Firewalls
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2005, 08:32:57 PM »
When you download za and run it, let the programme set automatic configuration.  You will get a few popups as your programmes run and access the net.  If you are happy that the programmes are legitimate then allow them.  Any questions on how to set it up just shout and I'll try to help

Daphnej

  • Guest
Re: Firewalls
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2005, 07:32:01 AM »
I'll try again.  Thanks for your offer of help, I truly appreciate it.