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Kudos0

NAV2009 and Vista Firewall

I'm planning on getting NAV2009 and using my vista firewall. However, I'm not sure if it is an inbound firewall or a two way firewall.

Might anyone know the answer to this?

Also, if I set the firewall to allow no unsolicited inbound connections, can I still get my Norton updates? I was told once that there really should be no unsolicited inbound connections on a home PC. That the updates come by the home PC connection TO the internet and asking for updates.

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Kudos0

Re: NAV2009 and Vista Firewall

I'm planning on getting NAV2009 and using my vista firewall. However, I'm not sure if it is an inbound firewall or a two way firewall.

Might anyone know the answer to this?

Also, if I set the firewall to allow no unsolicited inbound connections, can I still get my Norton updates? I was told once that there really should be no unsolicited inbound connections on a home PC. That the updates come by the home PC connection TO the internet and asking for updates.

Kudos0

Re: NAV2009 and Vista Firewall

It will most-likely just be an In-bound Firewall from previous Windows' Software.

Yes you will still get Norton Updates.  You should set your Firewall to block all un-solicited connections as these could be used by Trojans to Attack your system.

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Kudos0

Re: NAV2009 and Vista Firewall

Red you run Vista home premium as your OS? Do you use the vista firewall? I notice thatt there is one item that stays on if you hit default and the is core services(?) should that remain as a firewall exception?
Kudos0

Re: NAV2009 and Vista Firewall

If I am honest, I would not use Windows' Firewall as they are not very good; symantec's is much better.

If you trust the "Core Services", then yes, have that as the "Firewall Exception"; maybe someone else could comment on this.

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Kudos0

Re: NAV2009 and Vista Firewall

Red, would you say that a safer process would be to use NIS2009?
Kudos0

Re: NAV2009 and Vista Firewall


NY1986 wrote:
Red, would you say that a safer process would be to use NIS2009?

Yes.  N.I.S. 2009 has a two-way Firewall.  How Smart is that?  :)

I have replied to your Thread in the N.I.S. Forum.

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Kudos0

Re: NAV2009 and Vista Firewall

I never really saw the need for two way firewall, but I guess if you get dinged and something negative gets on your comp, its another way to find it out.
Kudos0

Re: NAV2009 and Vista Firewall

If you only did have an In-bound Firewall, yes, it is an excellent Feature and a must-have (one of many must-haves in Secuirty Software), but, it you have an Out-bound Firewall, then this may make it "less-likely" that hackers will try to get in to your system because they will know that there is a very good chance they will get blocked by the Out-going Firewall and if the user checks their Logs on a regular basis... 
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Kudos0

Re: NAV2009 and Vista Firewall

sorry for the stupid and frequent questions. As this is about NIS and firewalls, I think my next stupid quetion will pertain to this thread.

I hear a lot about how outsiders will use a person's computer to send out spam email or even worse porn. Would the 2 way firewall stop this nonesense? Does NIS2009 have features to stop such junk too?

Kudos0

Re: NAV2009 and Vista Firewall

Since it has an In-bound and an Out-bound Firewall (Smart Firewall), the stuff should be getting blocked.
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