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It looks and sounds ok, but it is only needed if you browse the web using IE, in actual fact it is only for XP computers running IE, so it has a limited audience.

So, I guess it is back to the old argument, use FF.

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So, I guess it is back to the old argument, use FF.

yeah~

but i guess there might be people using ie6/7... so it might benefit them...

headset.png haha there are so many new smileys...

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So, I guess it is back to the old argument, use FF.

yeah~

but i guess there might be people using ie6/7... so it might benefit them...

True I guess, I do actually know some die hards who won't switch from IE. glare.png

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I must admit, I did use IE quite a bit lately, but it was just to use online scanners.

I also used it on a computer that I was working on for someone, I really noticed a slow down compared to how quick I would normally do things in FF. IE is just so unorganized with regards to the layout of everything.

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I have given up on Arovax Shield for the time being as well, other members of my family use my computer as well as me, and they would not have a clue what they should be allowing or not.

It was forever popping up.

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Nope.

Reason being, if you visit a website that has malware installed on it, then you are asking for that malware to be downloaded to your computer, just as you ask any website to download all the contents of it's pages to your computer.

Although that is not the end of it, obviously there are other forms of malware that could be blocked by a firewall.

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Are you sure? A decent real-time anti-spyware, whether it be in a firewall or not, will stop malware. There is one included in Outpost for example, ti will scan everything going in and out of your PC, and if malware is found, it gets rid of it.

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Absolutely, a real time anti-spyware app will help to block malicious content. Also, if a firewall has a built in anti-spyware module, such as Outpost does, then that will help to block malware as well.

Not all firewalls are built that way though.

Firewalls are built to stop hackers and worms and such, firewalls block connections, firewalls will not protect you from all threats, not all firewalls block malicious content.

You probably use email, visit Web sites and perhaps receive instant messages. You may also download files. Any of these can carry malicious content into your computer. The firewall happily lets it through because you asked for it, you sent the request for the content. It just turned out to be malicious.

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