why get a firewall

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    gato_estupido
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    why get a firewall

    Why would I want to get a firewall for my pc?

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    Mayor of Awesometown Govtcheez's Avatar
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    Get zonealarm and you'll see why when you start bouncing everyone off of it....

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    but...

    Whats the point if they cant get into my computer unless I accidently get a trojan?

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    bump

    dude, answer it
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    They dont necessarily need to put a trojan on your machine to harm it. Also dont assume that because you have a little technical knowledge that 'oh ill never be stupid enough to start a trojan' Wrong!
    They can hit ports and damage your system like that. I have visited sites before that have cloaked links that install stuff directly to you machine. this machine attempted to dial an international telephone number, stopped by my firewall. There is always a chance that you will trip a trojan or get hit by a script kiddie. its free and easu to use, get it, use it.
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    Ummm, what are your security settings set to?

    your security settings must be set to very low and Im pretty sure programs cant just automatically download and execute is there set a little higher. And show me a program that I can damage someones machine without giving them a trojan first, I would like to have if it exists.
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    havnt you ever heard of win nuke?
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    winnuke?

    nope... you could explain

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