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
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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:
•Tiny Personal Firewall
•Kerio Personal Firewall
Kerio and Tiny support Forums can be found here
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