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tiresias

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windows xp firewall
« on: October 20, 2009, 08:42:30 AM »
First: Is Windows XP Firewall compatible with avast home edition.
Second: Would Windows XP Firewall in combination with avast home edition give me as much protection as mcafee, which i'm currently using?
Bottom line: I'm thinking of replacing mcafee with Win XP Firewall & Avast. Is this unadvisable?

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Re: windows xp firewall
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2009, 08:53:57 AM »
I have never heard of  or read of XP-firewall conflicting with any software. XP-firewall has inbound protection, but no outbound protection. You will get some good answers here, but I also recommend you check out Wilders Security Website for further information, under Other Firewalls.
http://www.wilderssecurity.com/

tiresias

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Re: windows xp firewall
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2009, 09:10:07 AM »
do i need outbound protection if i'm only interested in safeguarding my own pc?

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Re: windows xp firewall
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2009, 09:35:03 AM »
Second: Would Windows XP Firewall in combination with avast home edition give me as much protection as mcafee, which i'm currently using?

I use together with a number of years.
Never had a problem.
Recommend.

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Re: windows xp firewall
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2009, 09:43:43 AM »
Hello tiresias

for the firewall thing :
read this topic : http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=49944.0

mcafee is a resource hog as many say. and avast is all good to go.

next time you post any thing not related to avast, post it in general forum.

nmb
« Last Edit: October 20, 2009, 09:45:29 AM by nmb »

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Re: windows xp firewall
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2009, 09:52:47 AM »
Welcome  tiresias

As nmb indicates the firewall discussion is where he indicates.

If you are using McAfee now you will have to un-install it through Add/Remove programs then download and run MCPR.exe:
http://service.mcafee.com/FAQDocument.aspx?id=TS100507

You can't have 2 active anti virus applications on the same system a they will conflict.

There will be a firewall provided by the upcoming avast! V5 Suite.

tiresias

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Re: windows xp firewall
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2009, 04:43:00 PM »
Hello tiresias

for the firewall thing :
read this topic : http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=49944.0

mcafee is a resource hog as many say. and avast is all good to go.

next time you post any thing not related to avast, post it in general forum.

nmb

isn't this related to avast? it's about compatibility of avast with windows xp firewall. it's also about sufficiency of win firewall & avast home as online protection.

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Re: windows xp firewall
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2009, 09:54:50 PM »

isn't this related to avast? it's about compatibility of avast with windows xp firewall. it's also about sufficiency of win firewall & avast home as online protection.

Yes it  is.

Downloded the full avast! English (36.99 MB) package before un-install McAfee:
http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html

How to uninstall or reinstall supported McAfee consumer products using the McAfee Consumer Products Removal tool (MCPR.exe)
http://service.mcafee.com/FAQDocument.aspx?id=TS100507

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Re: windows xp firewall
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2009, 09:58:16 PM »

There will be a firewall provided by the upcoming avast! V5 Suite.

is this a free edition?

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Re: windows xp firewall
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2009, 10:51:55 PM »
No it isn't free but a paid option.

There will be a free version of the avast! anti-virus, an avast! anti-virus Pro paid and the addition of the suite, which will be the Pro anti-virus, avast! firewall and an anti-spam.
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Re: windows xp firewall
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2009, 06:57:35 AM »
do i need outbound protection if i'm only interested in safeguarding my own pc?
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In my humble opinion yes. Its all well and fine to simply assume you have not been hacked, a guarantee no firewall can make, but unless you have the easily accessible log files detailing your outbound connection, all you are is dumb, fat, ignorant, clueless, and happy.

Even if I get hacked with my two way firewall, I have the log files to tell me what is going out, and while I spend the various joyless hours tracking down the source and the cure in the event skulduggery is suspected, its still only going to take moments to totally block that outbound connection meanwhile.

Its sorta like robbing a bank, robbing the bank is just half the job, getting the money and you out is the other half.
And a one way firewall does a half assed job.

In MHO, the windows XP SP2 has only one virtue, its better than nothing at all. Given the fact that a plethora of freeware and commercial firewalls are much much better, its a no brainer.

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Re: windows xp firewall
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2009, 07:17:30 AM »
In MHO, the windows XP SP2 has only one virtue, its better than nothing at all. Given the fact that a plethora of freeware and commercial firewalls are much much better, its a no brainer.
tiresias  is learning fast:
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=49944.msg423471#msg423471