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#1 mianake

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 12:26 AM

Hi,

Based on one of the articles here, we are planning to upload a free firewall - seems like Kerio and ZoneAlarm have them. WOuld you recomend one or the other, or something else better? thanks, Mianake

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 02:05 AM

You could also look at this review.

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 02:06 AM

I do not use the free version of it, but I love the ZoneAlarm firewall.

Btw, a lot of people on this forum like the free Comodo firewall

Edited by Stang777, 04 August 2009 - 02:07 AM.


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Posted 04 August 2009 - 10:53 PM

I think if you have Vista and is not very familiar with using computers using the Windows Firewall + user account control would be your best choice. Otherwise I think ZoneAlarm Free or Agnitum Outpost Firewall Free is a good choice.

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#5 mianake

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 01:51 PM

thanks for the respones.

not too good with computers, we don't have Vista, have explorer (not even sure that is the right alternate, but I know we don't have Vista)

will study the other article.

one question - if we install one of tehse, and it turns out too difficult to use for the "novice", is it difficult to get back to the windows firewall that i sapparently on the computer.

#6 ComputerMan23

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 03:55 PM

zone alarm is the best out there...they have free versions and trial versions of PRO and such.

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 12:27 PM

I'm in this thread because I'm considering replacing my paid version of ZoneAlarm - I've had constant trouble with it on my Vista Home Premium laptop. The latest version (8.0.4.00.020 - number may be formatted wrong) seems to be especially bug-ridden.

I couldn't recommend ZoneAlarm to any technical novice. I've survived using it because I am technically quite skilled (much more skilled since I had to solve all the ZA problems on my computer) with a lot of trouble-shooting experience; a computer newbie would be drowning in short order.

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 04:02 PM

za and vista dont ususally go together fyi. xp series is golden.

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 08:41 PM

I firmly support Comodo Firewall, after some configuring, it will be better than Zone Alarm. Check some reviews, and let it speak for itself.

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