Firewalls - Prevention of Spy files being planted.

  zootboy 13:26 23 Jan 04

Hello again

I was under the impression that a firewall would intercept any attempt to plant tracker files, dataminer files and the like, on my computer whilst being logged on to the web.

I have a Kerio firewall installed and yet after web surfing, I regularly find such files, using Spybot & Ad-Aware.

Is my understanding and expectation incorrect, or is the firewall I am using simply not very efficient ?

Does anyone else using Kerio have the same experience ?



  rawprawn 13:33 23 Jan 04

A firewall won't block adware get Spywareblaster click here

  rawprawn 13:34 23 Jan 04

click here sorry the first link was a dud.

  Â ÑÌÇKÑÂMË 13:41 23 Jan 04

A firewall doesn't stop spy ware being installed or even tracking cookies but it will tell you when spy ware is trying to connect to the net well hopefully anyway there lots of programs that find spy ware like Adaware,spy bot but it has to be on the system first you could try spy ware blaster
to help protect you from certain types being installed.Also spy bot has an immunize function that is well worth using.


  keenan 14:05 23 Jan 04

Once you,ve installed 'Spywareblaster'

If you use the'immunize function on 'Spybot SD'
it tells you, you have 'Spywareblaster' installed and that it will give you " much more control on activeX protection".

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