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is pn firewall necessary.???

owlguard
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Registered: ‎01-08-2007

is pn firewall necessary.???

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      Hi everyone,i have comodo firewall +avast antivirus,do i really need the pn f/wall.HuhI have turned the pn firewall off at the moment  but will turn it back on if anyone tells me,i am missing out on extra security,which i need and doesnt effect my security hardware already on my system.
                                                                                    kind regards for any thoughts or knowledge about this subject.ray.
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VileReynard
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Re: is pn firewall necessary.???

The PN "Firewall" is a rather grand name.
It just blocks traffic on a few incoming ports - it isn't a real firewall.
If your PC is listening to these ports, then you have a problem.

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Re: is pn firewall necessary.???

Traffic that bounces off Comodo will count against your usage - I'm not sure if traffic rejected by the Plusnet firewall will be counted.
My gut reaction is that if having the Plusnet firewall on doesn't cause you any problems, leave it on.
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owlguard
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Re: is pn firewall necessary.???

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      Jelv,thanks i will put pn firewall back onto the low setting.
                                    regards to both of you who gave me a reply,ray.
oldergit
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Registered: ‎16-03-2009

Re: is pn firewall necessary.???

Maybe I was lazy and could'nt be bothered to configure it, but I wanted to accept all kinds of incoming ports through to my router so that I can access my own equipment on the otherside. 
As most modem/routers have quite a bit of flexibility in configuring forwarding ports etc, then it seemed easier to do the configuration in one place, i.e my own router.
As to usage, I not really found a great deal of traffic trying to hack in.
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Re: is pn firewall necessary.???

So far you've been lucky then. There are several configurations of the firewall that would suit most users. I would certainly recommend that the average user has it ON.