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best firewall software for one computer.

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Hello,

We have been having trouble with trojan horse attacks.

What's the best firewall software for one computer?

We are willing to pay for a commercial product. I downloaded ZoneAlarm and didn't like it all that much.

What's the best?

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I have McAffee Internet Security, but can I use only the firewall on that program?

I've already got Avast Antivirus, which I need to keep because it picks up some stuff that the other antiviruses miss.
You can use only the firewall in McAfee Internet Security...I would suggest that you uninstall McAfee Internet Security completely...and do a custom install and just install the firewall.
I believe by default...that if you want to just install the firewall that McAfee SecurityCenter will install also.
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I use my laptop on dial-up on occassion when no broadband is available, and the software firewall works perfectly well. I do agree on using a hardware firewall when one is readily available. ... Thinkpads_User
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You can use the built in firewall that comes with Windows as well.
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Lots of good information here.

I have decided to get a Mac Mini.

I'll close this after final comments.

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It really doesn't matter which flavor of OS you are running.
If you are going to operate a computing device, you need the protection of a Hardware Firewall.

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What brands of hardware firewall are good? I'll be using a mac.

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I am using a new Linksys router. I think it might have a hardware firewall built in.

I'll close this as the question is pretty much done.

Feel free to add comments afterward.

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BTW: Someone got into my network even with a firewall installed.
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Any of the Linksys or Netgear products are fine.
As I mentioned above, I get them used on eBay and usually only spend about $20.
You probably have a Modem connection from your ISP, so the only concern you will have is whether you get a "Cable" or "DSL" router.
The proper type will be right on the box/description of the router.
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