RE: McAfee Personal Firewall

Hey Debbie,
 Could you forward me the scripts for McCafey firewall? I have Comcast and
use it for the free thingie.. Free is good!
Thanks!
Luis...
 

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Debbie Scales
Sent: Wednesday, May 17, 2006 3:36 PM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: McAfee Personal Firewall

A router automatically provides firewall protection  because your machine
has an IP address that is translated by the router and not available to the
internet.  What you found is the Microsoft XP firewall.  It provides
protection against outgoing traffic, but not incoming.  But if you use a
router and a good antivirus package, nothing should ever be able to get on
your machine in the first place.  But some people still like to use a
software firewall to block incoming traffic.  You can buy Macafee at any
computer store, or download it  from the internet at
http://us.mcafee.com/root/downloads.asp?cid=11345.  You can download trial
vfersions.  I wasn't recommending it. because it works great with Jaws.. 
But it is being offered free to comcast customers.  Free is good, smile.  If
you do try it, you can get the scripts from me.
If you have a router, are using ad ware, stop zilla, and AVG, I think your
security is good.
Debbie
----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael McDermott" <mmcderm@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, May 17, 2006 2:37 PM
Subject: RE: McAfee Personal Firewall


Thanks for responding.  One of your pryer messages to the list spoke about
macafee fire wall and some scripts you had for it.  I wondering where I
could get the macafee fire wall program and the scripts you mentioned.  I am
assuming they will be a good match for my needs and jaws.  Also, I am using
a router between my wife's lap top and my desk top, but I don't think it has
any provision for fire wall protection, nor do I know if Verizon's DSL has
any fire wall protection.  I al noticed on my system tray a icon for windows
security, and I under windows has a fire wall do you know if that's any
good?  At present, I am running the avg virus software I mentioned and have
the addaware software, I was wondering if you think my protection against
viruses and spyware is good.  I figure the fire wall application can provide
another layor of protection against other issues.  I was also running a
program called stopzilla which was for protection against spyware and
hijacking, are you aware of that program and how it functions?

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Debbie Scales
Sent: Wednesday, May 17, 2006 10:47 AM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: McAfee Personal Firewall

I didn't use AVG for more than a week or so.  II always at least try out

things I put on JFWLite, but I don't know if AVG has anything to do with

your problem with exiting OE or not.
Realize that an antivirus program and a firewall are two different things.
Everyone should have a good antivirus program to protect yourself from
viruses.
As far as a firewall to protect yourself from intrustions, I would just buy
a router and be done with it, and not necessarily worry about having a
software firewall program, smile.
But if you do use  a software firewall, it seems like they all require some
jaws cursor involvement in the configuration dialogs.  I think the main
thing to consider is if the pop up that asks for a program to access the

internet  works with Jaws or not.  McAfee's does not out of the box.
I really can't give you my opinion on which one is the one you should choose
based on what is the best firewall protection.  I use a router and don't

keep a firewall program installed for very long other than when I'm checking
it out to help with a question.

Debbie

----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael McDermott" <mmcderm@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, May 16, 2006 10:44 PM
Subject: RE: McAfee Personal Firewall


Hi I am writing as I am looking for a fire wall program which could work
well with Jaws.  I have on my system the Norton internet security suite,
but my subscription is going to run out, and I don't like paying
Symantec on a yearly bases for antivirus etc.  If you could tell me how
well the macafee firewall works, and where I could get it along with
your scripts perhaps that might be a good one for me to use.
Also I downloaded and installed the avg virus program from the jfw lite,
and now my Microsoft outlook is having problems when I try to exit it.
I am presented with an error dialog, and when I attempt to investigate
it I am directed to a Microsoft anti crash sight which presents me with
options to upgrade my version.  I wonder if you might have any thoughts
on this and I am not sure if the problem is related to the install of
avg.

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