Computer Newbies forum

General discussion

Which firewall should I choose?

by pwmpci / April 12, 2006 11:51 PM PDT

I use Comcast, which offers McAfee firewall, I also use PC-cillin for virus protection, and they offer a firewall also. I don't know which to choose, I think that I probably should not use both.
I'm not knowledgable regarding computers and I feel that most software is not intuative. What issues will occur when I install a firewall? Will I begin to get error messages or blocked programs or email or other problems? Thanks for your help. Pete M.

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Which firewall should I choose?
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Which firewall should I choose?
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Try one or the other, then choose
by Willy / April 13, 2006 12:39 AM PDT

But, IMHO pick McAfee firewall as its free or really you already paid for it thru Comcast. Further, if you need support, Comcast or McAfee will help resolve any issues. I find PC-incliin at times puzzling, but that's me.

Upon first firewall usage, expect it to pop-up alot of pgms. that need yes/no answers in order to continue to access the www. You then must be sure of such and once done and its remembered, it becomes less and less, later only new ogms. or possible malware will want access as you already weeded through your current pgms. etc., so pay attention during initial use. Most firewalls have thier own method but usually they're realtively easy to understand once you get the hang of it.

tada -----Willy Happy

Collapse -
You can choose one or the other.. but
by Gakada / April 13, 2006 12:53 AM PDT

you have to ''teach'' your firewall and also you need to configure it...

When a firewall is not configure correctly, then you may get those problem.. block program etc.

You may also get those message that asking for ''Deny or Allow'' for certain activity..

If you want to know more about firewall, you should google it ... or this

Popular Forums
Computer Help 51,912 discussions
Computer Newbies 10,498 discussions
Laptops 20,411 discussions
Security 30,882 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 21,253 discussions
Windows 10 1,672 discussions
Phones 16,494 discussions
Windows 7 7,855 discussions
Networking & Wireless 15,504 discussions


Meet the drop-resistant Moto Z2 Force

The Moto Z2 Force is really thin, with a fast processor and great battery life. It can survive drops without shattering.