I’m sure you know that a “firewall” was originally the metal barrier separating you from the engine of your car. Now, it’s used in relation to computers as well. A computer firewall serves a similar purpose to the one inside cars. It blocks dangerous or untrustworthy information packets from getting into your network.You should always have a good firewall running. Without it, hackers can infiltrate your system, spy on you, upload viruses or steal your data. Usually, this takes a matter of minutes.Newer Windows systems all have built-in software firewalls for configuring your outgoing and incoming internet ports. Although useful for your basic needs, it is clunky to configure and it does not have a wealth of advanced features.If you feel limited with what the built-in Windows firewall can do, here’s a lightweight download that will enhance it even further.
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