AVG Firewall Issues? Read This First

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AVG Firewall Issues? Read This First

Postby sc123 » Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:19 pm

Many people who have problems with AVG's Firewall component have not read the manual or don't understand the terminology. Others who are familiar with software firewall applications may need some time to adjust to differences in AVG's firewall interface. This guide will assist users in becoming familiar with software firewalls and specifically AVG's Firewall component.

I should state up front that I personally recommend that my customers use a hardware firewall which has numerous advantages over a software firewall. Using a hardware firewall, such as those made by Linksys, Netgear, D-Link, etc, will allow you to share your broadband connection with multiple users. The firewall code runs on the hardware box itself, meaning your computer's resources aren't being used, and in general the hardware firewalls are pretty secure as long as a good password is used on the box. There is also a great deal of user-generated documentation for these devices, covering a wide array of configuration scenarios.

Firewall Basics:
Portforward.com has written an excellent article describing what a firewall is and comparing hardware vs. software firewalls. Check that out here. This will cover the basics and then some.

AVG Firewall Tutorials & Guides:
Many excellent FAQs and guides have been written by AVG, but people rarely think to look for them so here are a few of the best:

You can also download any AVG software manual here: http://www.avg.com/download-documentation

Several step-by-step guides are also provided here: http://www.avg.com/download-documentation#tba2
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