An internet firewall, do you need one? Yes. Firewalls protect you from
internet intrusions and stop computer programs from accessing the internet without your
permission. There are some free firewalls that cost you nothing and give you great internet
protection. Firewalls help protect you from spyware, malware, viruses, spam and identity theft.
Cool Tip: Firewalls protect you
from the cold damaging elements of the internet.
Today, when you access the internet you need protection. Look at it this
way, you would not go outside in blistering cold weather without a coat right? So look at a personal PC
firewall as a warm coat to protect you from the cold damaging elements of internet browsing.
Numerous programs that you install on your PC, will
also install spyware along with their programs. This way they are able to track your internet browsing
habits, collect personal private information and send this information back to their internet
databases. They than use and sell your private information to businesses. Without a firewall
installed on your PC, this is easy for them to do.
A firewall installed on your PC will help protect you from having this
happen. It will warn you when one of these spyware programs is attempting to access the internet to
send this kind of information. At this point you are able to identify the spyware program and
denied it internet access through your internet firewall.
Internet firewalls come in two flavors. Software based or hardware
based. Software firewalls normally come installed with most operating systems. However, these only
provide you with minimum protection. You should always upgrade to a more rebusted firewall program like the free
firewall by ZoneAlarm or Comodo Internet Security. They are free firewalls and give you greatly increased internet intrusion protection over the free one
that is installed on your operating system.
If you have installed a internet home network, you have
installed a internet hardware router aswell. Most internet hardware routers have a internet firewall
installed in them to protect you from internet intrusions. Be sure to go into the hardware router
configuration and make sure that it is enable and that the configuration is customized for your home
Something that most people do not know is that routers do not come with network encryption enable. You need to manually enable this
protection feature to ensure that your neighbors can not access your internet service for free. Believe me
when I tell you that your neighbors will try to steal your open non-encrypted internet service! So
please enable your security.
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