Their is no such thing as a best firewall, reason for this is that if their was a best firewall, no1 would be able to crack it, hack it, it would be liturlty impossible to hack threw, that would be a best firewall, but unfortuniality, their issisnt, what i can do is recommend one to you, its Nortorn Internet 2001 firewall, reason i dident say 2002 or 2003, is because they have alot of problems with windows XP if u use one with their accounts and stuff and sometimes locks you out, most of the time it will freeze on u can crap, but if you update the 2001 to current updates, it will just do the same effect as if it were 2002 or 2003.
also get Norton Anti-virii 2003, thats good and more better, cause it will try and stop most of the common hacks that hackers use like trojans, it would be also wise to get The Cleaner, it cleans and destroys your infected computers that has a trojan.
talking to a couple online buds they were telling about compromising PC's mainly those of home users like us (tho my fear of large black men in jail stops me) if you use the net your vunerable ...no firewall will stop the ppl with a little skill
The only thing a firewall is good for, is an acceptable level of protection from trojans, though that will reduce as new ways are found to control trojans.
It also makes it harder and can deter so called "script kiddies" from accessing your PC too easily.
Against a true cracker (one who would have to be really bored to try and access a boring home users machine) a firewall is just a bit of fun.
lol a trojan, ummm no, sorry, all the firewall does is block outgoing and ingoing traffic and then some (NT-PASS, NETBUIE)
trojan on the other hand is a small server, more like telnet.
see a trojan will lemme put it in lamains terms, burns a hole threw the firewall, allowing axx to the computer, some1 could build a good enough server i would like to say, not trojan, to hide behind a firewall or sometimes act as one also.
see trojan is not really a virii (virus) its more of a server or a irriant to some people.
this is why most anti-virii software dont pick up trojans cause it aint a virii, but some trojans have some misc. code that can also do damage to the pc so becareful, this is why i have a Trojan Cleaner and a Anti-Virii
Well thats probly most likly for you in your case u dont d/l nuthing at all with in those 3 yr's, cause with in those three years and u dont have a virii protection, ud prbly have a vrius right now and u would not even know it or a trojan or some sort of spyware, you could also have gotten if u just suff the web by getting misc. java coding.
but what good is a firewall u ask.
nun, its good for nuthing well one thing, attracting hackers, to find out ways to penetrate your computer, other then that, if ur good and you know what your doin, you have no need for a fire wall cause you would make shure you dont have ney vurnubalities.
Originally posted by w0lv3rin3 Well thats probly most likly for you in your case u dont d/l nuthing at all with in those 3 yr's, cause with in those three years and u dont have a virii protection, ud prbly have a vrius right now and u would not even know it or a trojan or some sort of spyware, you could also have gotten if u just suff the web by getting misc. java coding.