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Thread: Zone Alarm VS. Norton Internet Security

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    StirCrazy
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    Question Zone Alarm VS. Norton Internet Security

    It seems to me once you know your way around
    Norton's product, it can really be customed configured to suite your needs. Does ZA block
    Active-x like NIS? Can you control specific ports as in NIS? Let's assume both products
    were free, which one would you use and why?

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    I thought Symantec bought Zone Alarm and that's what NIS really is. I use NIS and I like it, especially the ad blocking feature.

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    AznFuBuBoy
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    Symantec actually bought AtGuard back in November 1999

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    GeneticDrift
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    norton/atguard blows!

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    Addikt
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    I disagree. @Guard is a great program, especially when coupled with BlackICE.

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    Cool

    Ahh Here You Go NIS, BID, And Zone all running at once to strengten each others weaknesses

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    GeneticDrift
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    ya know its weird when i used a dial up i never used a firewall prog. now that i have a cable modem i have this idea that i should run all these firewalls. im wondering what my thinking is for this as i never had any trouble before. what is it with cable modems that makes everyone scramble for a firewall? lol, some even use 3 at one time, lol,what do they really think there protecting, lets face it, if i cracked 98% of your computers i would most likely die from boredom. sure you have the molicious intent of some to crack and crap someones system i guess but i think alot of this firewall stuff is hype, so in closing, all of you drop your firewall progs. i wont intrude, really i swear i wont!



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    GeneticDrift
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    i fully understand that fact but what is the sense, i guess it a phase people go thru, my hack phase was about 2 yrs ago and looking back it was a complete waste of time. not much excitement in going thru peoples directories-subdirectories. guess i have better things to do. oh well to each his own i guess. have at it!!

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    Originally posted by GeneticDrift:
    ya know its weird when i used a dial up i never used a firewall prog. now that i have a cable modem i have this idea that i should run all these firewalls. im wondering what my thinking is for this as i never had any trouble before. what is it with cable modems that makes everyone scramble for a firewall? lol, some even use 3 at one time, lol,what do they really think there protecting, lets face it, if i cracked 98% of your computers i would most likely die from boredom. sure you have the molicious intent of some to crack and crap someones system i guess but i think alot of this firewall stuff is hype, so in closing, all of you drop your firewall progs. i wont intrude, really i swear i wont!

    Well the thing as you know, a LAN is VERY different then a dial up line. When I used
    AOL [yeah I'll admit to it ] I had a dynamic
    IP so chances of a aimed attack were pretty
    nil and re-attack would probably be unheard of. I use a credit card online every so often
    I surely don't want someone costing me the minimum of $50 if they steal and use my card.

    On top of that it's a "give me my space" sort of thing. It's like we all go to the bathroom but don't want people watching us go. We want to protect our own little domain.
    Even the cavemen had a firewall. It was called a club...

    Plus I don't want someone seeing all that gay
    porno I just downloaded with my new cable connection

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    GeneticDrift
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    here i am reading along and then i get to your last paragraph.......could not stop laughing!!!! thats funny!!!

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    Because with Cable and DSL your connection is always on with mostly a static IP. So they can get at you.

    With dial-up it's just different

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    Kindovaguy
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    A good freind of mine thought the same way. Why use a firewall? He used to say. Until he was hacked . Now he understands fully why he needs a firewall. Once you,ve been hacked into, whether or not any damage is done , you feel violated and never want it to happen again. If you have never been hacked into, don,t worry, your boring files may not need protecting , but now that you have advertised your gay porno look out here they come........LOL

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