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  • System Mechanic Firewall?

    I have to use someone's computer. Long story short, I don't see any firewall program but System Mechanic 10 is present but needs renewal. Near as I can tell, this uses Windows firewall? I can't tell from the program description.
    Watch your links! http://www.theologyweb.com/campus/fa...corumetiquette

  • #2
    As I recall, windows Vista and above has a security program, that will tell you security problems. On Windows 7 SP1, it's under the control panel/review system status/security tab and it should tell you the security status (IE if windows firewall is running).
    "The man from the yacht thought he was the first to find England; I thought I was the first to find Europe. I did try to found a heresy of my own; and when I had put the last touches to it, I discovered that it was orthodoxy."
    GK Chesterton; Orthodoxy

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    • #3
      Yeah, this has Win 7. I want to be sure, though that it's sufficient. I understand Windows firewall wasn't considered strong on two way data protection. But I've been out for the loop for a while.
      Watch your links! http://www.theologyweb.com/campus/fa...corumetiquette

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      • #4
        System Mechanic is garbage. Look elsewhere.
        That's what
        - She

        Without a clear-cut definition of sin, morality becomes a mere argument over the best way to train animals
        - Manya the Holy Szin (The Quintara Marathon)

        I may not be as old as dirt, but me and dirt are starting to have an awful lot in common
        Stephen R. Donaldson

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Bill the Cat View Post
          System Mechanic is garbage. Look elsewhere.
          But, yes. It uses the Windows firewall service
          That's what
          - She

          Without a clear-cut definition of sin, morality becomes a mere argument over the best way to train animals
          - Manya the Holy Szin (The Quintara Marathon)

          I may not be as old as dirt, but me and dirt are starting to have an awful lot in common
          Stephen R. Donaldson

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          • #6
            Unfortunately, this isn't my puter. I have to use it for the person's important (read: private) stuff I don't want on mine.
            Watch your links! http://www.theologyweb.com/campus/fa...corumetiquette

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            • #7
              Out of curiosity. ..why is it garbage? The laptop looks fantastic compared to my admittedly ancient Toshiba
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              • #8
                Originally posted by DesertBerean View Post
                Out of curiosity. ..why is it garbage? The laptop looks fantastic compared to my admittedly ancient Toshiba
                Here is a site that I like to check for reviews:

                http://www.notebookreview.com/softwa...ic-pro-review/

                This review is on an even newer version of SM.
                That's what
                - She

                Without a clear-cut definition of sin, morality becomes a mere argument over the best way to train animals
                - Manya the Holy Szin (The Quintara Marathon)

                I may not be as old as dirt, but me and dirt are starting to have an awful lot in common
                Stephen R. Donaldson

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                • #9
                  PPfftttt....so I'm better off just using Win 7 firewall alone. *trying to decide what free Antivirus program I can get away with*
                  Watch your links! http://www.theologyweb.com/campus/fa...corumetiquette

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                  • #10
                    I generally use Windows Firewall on my stuff (running Win8.1)

                    But if you want a serious one then there is always Comodo.......but it can take a LOT of config.
                    https://www.comodo.com/home/internet...y/firewall.php
                    "If you can ever make any major religion look absolutely ludicrous, chances are you haven't understood it"
                    -Ravi Zacharias, The New Age: A foreign bird with a local walk

                    Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.
                    1 Corinthians 16:13

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Raphael View Post
                      I generally use Windows Firewall on my stuff (running Win8.1)

                      But if you want a serious one then there is always Comodo.......but it can take a LOT of config.
                      https://www.comodo.com/home/internet...y/firewall.php
                      Yeah I use windows firewall too. But then I am careful about what sites I visit, what programs I install and run, and don't open attachments. Never had a virus or anything.

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                      • #12
                        I use Symantec Endpoint Protection.
                        That's what
                        - She

                        Without a clear-cut definition of sin, morality becomes a mere argument over the best way to train animals
                        - Manya the Holy Szin (The Quintara Marathon)

                        I may not be as old as dirt, but me and dirt are starting to have an awful lot in common
                        Stephen R. Donaldson

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