Computer help forum: do i really need firewall?

by: sectornine June 26, 2006 10:21 PM PDT

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do i really need firewall?

by sectornine - 6/26/06 10:21 PM

all i can say is norton firewall and live update did something to my pc, forcing me to formated my hardrive, i won't start another thread about this though, insted i have a question.



do normal avarge computer users like us really need a firewall?



when i play my games the firewall would attempt to give me a pop up asking me to accept or deny a coonection, this of course freezes my game and in turn my pc, i'm sick of the firewall pop ups and sick of it, and just this morning i lost everything because of it.


so now i wonder, is a firewall really needed? i just finished setting up my windows all over again and i really don't want another tragedy, i found a zonealarm free firewall, but will it ended up destorying my pc like norton did?


i don't know i really just don't know.



-should i get the zonealarm free firewall? is it better than the norton firewall 2005?


- i don't really need a firewall, do i?



thanks fo the help

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