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  • The help files, tutorial and in-program text really only brushes the surface of what this software is capable of and what the user should do because the software was clearly written with the assumption in mind that users are familiar with firewalls and have extensive experience using firewall software

    • by GenesisOne
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      74 is, I feel, a more effective and expansive firewall than the Windows built-in firewall.

      However, I must say, this program can be overwhelming and, yes, confusing, unless you really understand the ins and outs of how firewall software works and the types of protocols and filters that can be set.

      The help files, tutorial and in-program text really only brushes the surface of what this software is capable of and what the user should do


      because the software was clearly written with the assumption in mind that users are familiar with firewalls and have extensive experience using firewall software.

      After installing this software, I had to go online and do my own research to understand what protocols do what and what settings I should allow and not allow.

      Once you learn a great deal about what a firewall is designed to block and how to maximize one’s security while using the internet without blocking too much to ...


      • the point where one’s internet use is restricted unnecessarily, this can be a very valuable tool to employ in conjunction with anti-spyware and anti-virus software.

        This firewall program does not at all take the place of software designed to block, detect and remove malicious software, but it can be a powerful tool that adds an additional layer of security and protection to one’s computer.

        The interface is fairly intuitive and it did not take me long to learn how to navigate it

        and set options to on or off.

        I feel fairly comfortable using this software because it is designed to detect many of the common threats that can compromise my computer’s security.

        It showed me where there were some vulnerabilities and helped me to patch up those holes.

        My only wish is that this program would have come with a better help file that would have made easing into this program a less complicating and at times frustrating process.

        Nonetheless, I highly recommend this firewall!




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