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Windows Firewall - McAfee Security Center

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#1
I'm currently using a firewall from McAfee Security Center. Should I be
using Windows Firewall in place, or in addition to McAfee?

I use the computer mostly for web surfing, e-mail, and news. I am not an
online gamer.
 
A

Allan

#2
"Eric" <Eric@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:65AFED02-A524-4454-AF35-4B9C07E88FCA@xxxxxx

> I'm currently using a firewall from McAfee Security Center. Should I be
> using Windows Firewall in place, or in addition to McAfee?
>
> I use the computer mostly for web surfing, e-mail, and news. I am not an
> online gamer.
Disable Windows Firewall (Vista) and use McAfee unless you need ipv6
connectivity. Two software firewalls are redundant and do not increase your
security.
 
Z

zhangxiang

#3
Windows Firewall can not protect you from the virus,but McAfee can.
Note: You do not have to use Windows Firewall—you can install and run any
firewall that you choose. Evaluate the features of other firewalls and then
decide which firewall best meets your needs. If you choose to install and
run another firewall, turn off Windows Firewall.

How Windows Firewall Works
When someone on the Internet or on a network tries to connect to your
computer, we call that attempt an "unsolicited request." When your computer
gets an unsolicited request, Windows Firewall blocks the connection. If you
run a program such as an instant messaging program or a multiplayer network
game that needs to receive information from the Internet or a network, the
firewall asks if you want to block or unblock (allow) the connection.

If you choose to unblock the connection, Windows Firewall creates an
exception so that the firewall won't bother you when that program needs to
receive information in the future.

Tip:lthough you can turn off Windows Firewall for specific Internet and
network connections, doing this increases the risk to your computer's
security.


--
cdzhangxiang
"Eric" <Eric@xxxxxx> 写入消æ¯
news:65AFED02-A524-4454-AF35-4B9C07E88FCA@xxxxxx

> I'm currently using a firewall from McAfee Security Center. Should I be
> using Windows Firewall in place, or in addition to McAfee?
>
> I use the computer mostly for web surfing, e-mail, and news. I am not an
> online gamer.
 
K

Ken Blake, MVP

#4
On Sat, 5 Jan 2008 20:14:00 -0800, Eric
<Eric@xxxxxx> wrote:

> I'm currently using a firewall from McAfee Security Center. Should I be
> using Windows Firewall in place, or in addition to McAfee?

Pick one of them. Although I'm not a fan of anything McAfee, it
probably makes little difference which.

Don't run two firewalls. You achieve no extra protection, you incur
the extra overhead of running two firewalls, and you run the risk
(probably small, but not zero) of conflicts between them.

See http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/firewall.mspx
which includes the following:

"Q. Should I use both the built-in firewall and a software firewall
from a different company on my Windows XP computer?

"A. No. Running multiple software firewalls is unnecessary for typical
home computers, home networking, and small-business networking
scenarios. Using two firewalls on the same connection could cause
issues with connectivity to the Internet or other unexpected behavior.
One firewall, whether it is the Windows XP Internet Connection
Firewall or a different software firewall, can provide substantial
protection for your computer."

Also note that if you update your third-party firewall to a new
version, the update routine will probably turn it off first. If the
Windows firewall isn't running, you will temporarily be left with no
running firewall, which is very dangerous. So turn on the Windows
firewall temporarily before doing maintenance on your third-party
firewall.


--
Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP Windows - Shell/User
Please Reply to the Newsgroup
 
J

Jesper

#5
"Windows Firewall can not protect you from the virus,but McAfee can."

Wrong. Neither can protect you from a virus. No firewall can. Last time I
checked Windows Firewall was still the only one that protected the computer
during boot as well.

---
Your question may already be answered in Windows Vista Security:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0470101555?ie=UTF8&tag=protectyourwi-20


"zhangxiang" wrote:

> Windows Firewall can not protect you from the virus,but McAfee can.
> Note: You do not have to use Windows Firewall—you can install and run any
> firewall that you choose. Evaluate the features of other firewalls and then
> decide which firewall best meets your needs. If you choose to install and
> run another firewall, turn off Windows Firewall.
>
> How Windows Firewall Works
> When someone on the Internet or on a network tries to connect to your
> computer, we call that attempt an "unsolicited request." When your computer
> gets an unsolicited request, Windows Firewall blocks the connection. If you
> run a program such as an instant messaging program or a multiplayer network
> game that needs to receive information from the Internet or a network, the
> firewall asks if you want to block or unblock (allow) the connection.
>
> If you choose to unblock the connection, Windows Firewall creates an
> exception so that the firewall won't bother you when that program needs to
> receive information in the future.
>
> Tip:lthough you can turn off Windows Firewall for specific Internet and
> network connections, doing this increases the risk to your computer's
> security.
>
>
> --
> cdzhangxiang
> "Eric" <Eric@xxxxxx> 写入消æ¯
> news:65AFED02-A524-4454-AF35-4B9C07E88FCA@xxxxxx

> > I'm currently using a firewall from McAfee Security Center. Should I be
> > using Windows Firewall in place, or in addition to McAfee?
> >
> > I use the computer mostly for web surfing, e-mail, and news. I am not an
> > online gamer.
>
 
S

Scrat

#6
McAfee couldn't find its ass in a closet with both hands free. McAfee and
Symantec are GARBAGE.

Scrat

"Jesper" <Jesper@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:B4004DFE-EADC-4282-A280-BBA898AD6C90@xxxxxx

> "Windows Firewall can not protect you from the virus,but McAfee can."
>
> Wrong. Neither can protect you from a virus. No firewall can. Last time I
> checked Windows Firewall was still the only one that protected the
> computer
> during boot as well.
>
> ---
> Your question may already be answered in Windows Vista Security:
> http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0470101555?ie=UTF8&tag=protectyourwi-20
>
>
> "zhangxiang" wrote:
>

>> Windows Firewall can not protect you from the virus,but McAfee can.
>> Note: You do not have to use Windows Firewall—you can install and run any
>> firewall that you choose. Evaluate the features of other firewalls and
>> then
>> decide which firewall best meets your needs. If you choose to install and
>> run another firewall, turn off Windows Firewall.
>>
>> How Windows Firewall Works
>> When someone on the Internet or on a network tries to connect to your
>> computer, we call that attempt an "unsolicited request." When your
>> computer
>> gets an unsolicited request, Windows Firewall blocks the connection. If
>> you
>> run a program such as an instant messaging program or a multiplayer
>> network
>> game that needs to receive information from the Internet or a network,
>> the
>> firewall asks if you want to block or unblock (allow) the connection.
>>
>> If you choose to unblock the connection, Windows Firewall creates an
>> exception so that the firewall won't bother you when that program needs
>> to
>> receive information in the future.
>>
>> Tip:lthough you can turn off Windows Firewall for specific Internet and
>> network connections, doing this increases the risk to your computer's
>> security.
>>
>>
>> --
>> cdzhangxiang
>> "Eric" <Eric@xxxxxx> 写入消æ¯
>> news:65AFED02-A524-4454-AF35-4B9C07E88FCA@xxxxxx

>> > I'm currently using a firewall from McAfee Security Center. Should I
>> > be
>> > using Windows Firewall in place, or in addition to McAfee?
>> >
>> > I use the computer mostly for web surfing, e-mail, and news. I am not
>> > an
>> > online gamer.
>>