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12.0 Security

Since RoadRunner is an "always on" connection, it is strongly recommended that you use a Internet Firewall for your protection (like ZoneAlarm); an Anti-Virus Program (Norton, McAfee, etc.) & Spyware Program (aka ad-ware).

For more information & tips on how to keep yourself safe online, visit our Security Forum.

Also take a look into our »Security FAQ.

by drake See Profile
last modified: 2005-10-15 00:20:06

See:
/faq/3065

by drake See Profile
last modified: 2005-10-15 00:15:06

See:
/faq/365

by drake See Profile
last modified: 2005-10-15 14:21:18

See:
/faq/2466

by drake See Profile
last modified: 2005-10-15 00:20:46

A firewall is still recommended, even if you use a broadband router. Most broadband routers provide a form of Firewall protection from unwanted incoming traffic through the very mechanism it uses to share the internet connection. However, most do not contain a "traditional" firewall and do not block any outgoing traffic. This still makes you vulnerable to trojan or malicious "phone home" programs.

Road Runner offers an free software Firewall: EZ Armor Security.

Q: Are there any free Firewalls?

Yes. There are several effective firewalls on the internet.

Recommended free firewalls:
Zone Alarm
Tiny Personal Firewall
Kerio Personal Firewall

Kerio and Tiny support Forums can be found here.

by drake See Profile
last modified: 2005-10-15 00:21:35