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Re:Safety on Computers
« Reply #240 on: January 16, 2005, 09:11:02 AM »
I just get the Pro 30 day trial every month  ::) Keeps me out of trouble  :P

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« Reply #241 on: January 16, 2005, 09:12:56 AM »
I just use the free one :P
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Re:Safety on Computers
« Reply #242 on: January 16, 2005, 07:48:57 PM »
I still think Windows is beyond hope...

So I only use a software firewall in Linux ( I have no files of great importance in Windows ).

On a 56k, I even consider the software firewall overkill. :P
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« Reply #243 on: January 18, 2005, 08:28:10 AM »
I use ZA Pro. too as well as a router.  Even for dial-up experts now suggest having a firewall.  However, it is still not as critical to have a firewall on a dial-up connection. I will at least grant you that, LN.

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« Reply #244 on: January 18, 2005, 09:43:03 AM »
Your definition of a firewall in that post is software, hardware, or both/either? ???

Anyway... that "paranoia" setting( it mostly affects the file permissions ) in Linux(Redhat?), coupled with a software firewall... is all I consider necessary for my 56k connection. :P

If I ever get broadband( ::) ), THEN I'll use a hardware firewall. ;P
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« Reply #245 on: January 19, 2005, 06:41:08 AM »
Yeah I never needed a firewall with dial-up, its not much of a problem not having a firewall with dial-up because you aren't connected to the net 24/7 XD
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« Reply #246 on: January 19, 2005, 08:47:06 AM »
<sigh to Rac-x>

LN, I use both hardware firewall and software firewall and I am on broadband via cable which is much better than DSL in my opinion.
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« Reply #247 on: January 19, 2005, 10:08:27 AM »
That really depends on the area... but I'd say DSL is better during peak hours, and Cable is better when you're the only one in the area online ( unless I misunderstand, your bandwidth is shared with other users, when using cable ) . :P

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Good decision, in getting a hardware and  software firewall. :)

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« Reply #248 on: January 19, 2005, 11:09:03 AM »
*goes off-topic again :D *

I dunno, I guess if you're comparing DSL and cable, cable might be better. But after switching to DSL from dial-up, I sure as heck ain't complaining! ;D

* goes on-topic *

I used to use the free version of ZA, and liked it just fine. But since my router and modem both have built-in firewalls that - according to grc.com - are working just peachy, I uninstalled ZA because I have a geezer computer that needs all the juice it can get. :P

It's not just the question of private files that are important when considering using a firewall, I will say.

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« Reply #249 on: January 19, 2005, 02:13:53 PM »
The problem I had with DSL was too many time-outs and in this way I found it more frustrating than dial-up. I share the cable connection with two other computers and the ability to have one more easily added.  I live in a house with four other guys and we all go to the same Chrisitian church.  This helps to cut down on expenses and it is fun having others around most of the time.  The thing is about privacy and I usually find more time alone when I get out of the house.  LOL  :suffer:

Anyway, back on topic and here is a web-link about why I do not want or need a web-cam. (feel free to shorten it with snip url -- I haven't gotten around to figuring that out yet.  :>)

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=1093&e=1&u=/pcworld/119340
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Re:Safety on Computers
« Reply #250 on: January 20, 2005, 04:18:59 AM »
If someone did record anything they are only gonna see your face, and thats not really a problem unless you really wanna keep your identity secret XD
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« Reply #251 on: January 20, 2005, 08:25:55 AM »
I understand what you are saying but I still will pass on a web-cam.   :P
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« Reply #252 on: January 20, 2005, 08:36:59 AM »
Well it is your money so you should spend it how you see fit ;)
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« Reply #253 on: January 20, 2005, 08:46:00 AM »
Thanks for the vote of confidence.   ;)
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Re:Safety on Computers
« Reply #254 on: January 28, 2005, 08:28:39 AM »
Ok this has nothing to do with safety but, I need help badly :-\

Mozilla and Mozilla Firefox won't connect to the web so I have to use IE to surf the web, and MSN, YIM, AIM and ICQ won't connect either :S

Any Ideas anyone?
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« Reply #255 on: January 28, 2005, 08:32:44 AM »
Maybe theres spyware or something...try running a spyware scanner.
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« Reply #256 on: January 28, 2005, 08:39:02 AM »
I warned you, racx but no you woudn't listen to my advice and now you have to suffer the consequences.  I am sorry to hear that you are having trouble.  Anyway, I just upgraded my hardware firewall from a $30 D-Link router to an $80 LinkSys router to provide better security.  Stupid F____ing idiots these hackers are sure getting sophisticated.  Sorry for the strong language but I hate that these people and identity thieves sometimes poor people that sneak across the US from Mexico to try to make a better life for themselves need to steal people's identity and make life miserable for people too.  I can understand their plight but I wish they would do unto others as people will do unto them.
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Re:Safety on Computers
« Reply #257 on: January 28, 2005, 08:39:12 AM »
Maybe theres spyware or something...try running a spyware scanner.

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« Reply #258 on: January 28, 2005, 01:50:46 PM »
Might have something to do, with you not having a firewall. ::)

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« Reply #259 on: January 28, 2005, 11:22:26 PM »
But I have a firewall :-\
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