My OS is win 7 Prof 64 bit and this is a follow up to John's response in ID 40518098.
How do I implement the following advise :
put your machines behind a good commercial router with built-in hardware firewall for added protection. I do this as well.
My PC has Verizon DSl and the account comes with a telephone service. This Verizon modem from where the Ethernet cable is connected to the PC is how the internet is accessed. I doubt Verizon has a firewall of its own on its modem, but maybe the Experts can advise.
While reading a blog on this subject, it was suggested :
" A two-way firewall monitors inbound and outbound traffic to-and-from your computer."
Hope u could please give me a link to a 'good commercial router with built in hardware firewall and hope it has a two-way firewall too. or do I need a separate software for this 2-way firewall, and if Yes, could u please suggest one of those best practices ones', as I have not come across this before.