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Old 09-09-2005, 10:08 AM
zev_steinhardt zev_steinhardt is offline
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Does a firewall need to be updated?

A while back I bought a Dell computer. It came with a firewall and virus protection (McAfee) built in.

I renewed my virus protection, as I know that there are constantly new viruses being created. Now, however, I got a popup from the McAfee application informing me that my firewall needs to be renewed. Now, even though my subscription to the firewall service is expired, the firewall is still working.

However, does a firewall need to be updated constantly (as a virus protection program must be)? Or is this just a way for McAfee to make a few bucks?

Zev Steinhardt