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Windows 7: Help Setup modem's Firewall in Sync with BitDefender or Norton Firewal

09 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit and Windows Vista Home Prem 64-bit
Help Setup modem's Firewall in Sync with BitDefender or Norton Firewal


Everyone knows you get what you pay for and this not a direct criticism on Windows Firewall, but recent studies have shown free paid products such AVG Antivirus and Windows Firewall have been hacked more often then other.

My setup:

* Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
* Norton Internet Security 2012
* Billion 7800NL wireless modem/router

Q1: Is default settings in the Norton Internet security sufficient enough?

Q2: How do i control my PC (my pc that connects to internet using adsl+2 my own ip address with the 2 dns servers that my isp provided)? Like how do i setup the firewall just to monitor my pc and allow access only to my pc and prevent hacking and password stealing attempts.

Products have advertise two-way firewall, prevent hacking, secure your online data, make your online shopping safe, etc....

Q3: How do i secure online shopping and make my internet secure and help secure my online banking and try to prevent hackers from hacking in and stealing my online passwords?

Q4: In the Billion 7800NL do i need NAT virtual servers and ALG and DMZ host? I only have 1 PC, i don't know how that would help me. I don't even know what all that stuff means.

Do i need it?

Q5: In the Billion 7800NL Security ---> Packet Filter... i don't know what to block. I do want protection.

Q6: In Wireless security section what encryption is best suited for protection in today's internet shark infested ocean?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Sep 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64


A1 : the default setting should be more than sufficient - if you use the Norton firewall, be sure to turn off the Windows Firewall.

Windows Firewall - Turn On or Off

A2 : the Norton Firewall will automatically monitor outbound connections. The default settings it implements when you install it will cover almost all your needs.

A3 : Use a complex password for your computer login, and all online accounts. Never share your password with anyone. Try not to use one password for everything.

Change Passwords | Create Strong Passwords | Microsoft Security

A4 : Don't muck with these settings. Your ISP has probably already set these up for you.

A5 : Let the Norton Firewall take care of this for you.

A6 : Use WPA2-PSK. Use a complex password. Choose not to broadcast your SSID - this will you less of a target.

Extra information : Keep Windows 7 and Norton updated. Run regular scans on your system. Keep good backups and images of your system and data. Don't be tempted to browse to sites of questionable quality.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

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