Firewalls and dial up

mal

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I friend of mine recently asked me about a firewall for her PC.

She only uses a dial up internet connection, which I wouldn't have thought worth worrying about, but she was quite adamant about needing one. Is a firewall a must for everybody these days?
 

Curtis

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Yeah pretty much. I remember getting the "blaster" worm (the one that continusously shut your computer down) when I was on dial up. You never know what flaw the next hacker will exploit.
 

mal

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<s>Any recommendations for a software firewall?</s>

Nevermind, I read through Jaded's thread a bit further down the forum.
 

Curtis

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<s>The usual suspects - Zone Alarm, Sygate Personal Firewall, Kerio. I'd suspect for dial up, they are all as good as one another.</s>

Oh. Ok. :)
 

Alexvrb

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I still like ZA's interface the best, out of the free/inexpensive firewalls I've tried. They should have an "I know the drill" checkbox for the installer though, so I don't have to go through the extra crap when installing/updating.
 
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