New laptop. Will the router firewall be ok

  grumpano 17:51 19 Jun 2008

Please can you help. My new laptop came with a trial of Mcafee which has a firewall, I also have Vista firewall and my wireless router also has a firewall. Which one should i use. Would the router one be ok?.
I also intend to download avast to relace the free Mcafee one. Would this be advised?
Thanks in advance.

  bremner 17:56 19 Jun 2008

The Vista firewall plus your Router will be fine.

Avast (or AVG8) will be a good free alternative to Mcafee.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:58 19 Jun 2008

Use the one in the router and the Vista one this will be sufficient.

Add Avast as your antivirus.

Get a real time scanner for your antispyware (sywareterminator) add a blocker (spywarebalster) and a backup scanner (Adaware / sybot / superantispyware)

something to block the spam (Mailwasher / spaminhilator)

and just keep them all updated.

Then sit back with peace of mind that you are well protected and its cost you nothing.

  grumpano 18:00 19 Jun 2008

So i need to use 2 firewalls then?

  peter99co 18:08 19 Jun 2008

The Vista is safe and the router is automatic. Don't worry.

  grumpano 18:14 19 Jun 2008

Ok lads ta very much. Just got to delete Mcafee then.

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