Happy Friday! In a few more weeks my daughter will be graduating from
kindergarten. Woohoo from a proud daddy! Her graduation present
is a big hug and a day out with our family when she'll be calling the
shots -- her favorite restaurant and any place she'd like to go
(of course, within reason).
But for those with older kids or adults who are graduating, getting
something special isn't always so easy. So if you're looking for some
ideas of what to get your special someone for their graduation, don't
forget to check out some of the top tech picks from our editors
at CNET's Grads Gift Guide 2012. And don't forget that big hug also.
Now to help answer Giuseppe's question: Are two firewalls better
than one or can they cause conflicts?
Surprisingly, this past week we received only a few answers from our
members. Now it's either a lot of people don't know the answer
or just were busy having a great old time with moms and grandmothers
for Mother's Day weekend. Regardless, it's all about quality versus
quantity, and we have some quality answers this week.
After reading through them, Giuseppe, I will tell you that a majority of
people suggested running only one software firewall, as more than
one will cause conflicts as you suggested. However in parallel, you
can also run a hardware firewall, which can be found in most of today's
routers to give you additional protection. More explanation and details
can be found by reading your fellow members' answers. If you haven't
chimed in on this discussion yet, it's never too late to share your
knowledge, so come on in. The more you share, the more
we can all learn together. Thanks for your help. Have a
Q: Are two firewalls better than one or can it cause conflicts? Hello. On the Internet many firewalls can be found, some free
and for payment. But with Windows OS a firewall is already present on
a PC. If another firewall is installed, can this be a conflicting
situation? Is it better to have one firewall only, or on the contrary,
can another firewall eventually supply a more complete defense and
cover the holes left by the first one? Also, is the Windows firewall
supplied with the OS good enough or would you recommend something else
that is better? Excuse me for my bad English and thank you very much.
Q: How do I make and restore backups from Windows 7? How do I make and restore backups from Windows 7? I believe they are
done with images that I do not know about. I tried and when I wanted
to restore some part of it, I was told that you cannot restore only a
part of it, rather you have to restore the full previous image. Now,
wouldn't this overwrite all my newer information?
I am a pensioner, so these technologies are getting a bit beyond me.
But what I would like to do is back up an image of Windows 7 and my
content, restore when I need to when things go wrong, and be on my way.
Is there such a thing? I need something that is user-friendly and
effective -- whether it is paid or not. Do you have any suggestions as
to what to use? If you can, I ask that you please keep the tech jargon to
a minimum as it may go over my head. I would really appreciate some
help here. Thank you.