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#1 rainbow_warrior

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 09:58 AM

What firewall do people like on Windows ME now that Zone Alarm suddenly stopped working July 15? Certainly people posted about using ZA on ME as recently as March this year without any inkling it would soon stop working. Once I learned that ZA was the problem and uninstalled it, this computer became very unstable, but after I turned off the spybot S&D teatimer, it became amazingly stable, but not so well protected.

I have just downloaded

http://www.321download.com/LastFreeware/files/keriopf215.zip

Does this old Kerio version have protection against unwanted outgoing data like ZA? Is it free of a switch to turn it off like ZA had?

I guess there is no version of Comodo for ME?

What about Jetico? I'm sure sure this page:

http://download.cnet.com/Jetico-Personal-F...4-10418587.html

links to a download for the old version, but it shows the version number.

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 10:05 AM

Older vers. of ZA FREE are still available a work quit well.

Example. I use ZA 5.1 on an XP SP3 box with no problems. Just remember to disable automatic updates.

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 10:19 AM

Additional info. sorry, just remembered. If you have a valid key for the paid vers. the older vers. will accept it.

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 11:36 AM

I installed the Kerio firewall.

Now my attention is drawn to a series of datagrams sent by explorer to 239.255.255.250 at booting, apparently related to uPnP. For what is uPnP required? Instant messaging? This computer is not on an LAN, just a telephone line. How would you turn off uPnP in Windows ME?

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 11:41 AM

This is what I found doing a quick google.

Has been a long time since I have dealt with ME. If this does not work guess we will have to dig some more.

To disable UPNP:

In Windows ME, from the Start Button, go into Control Panels, Add/Remove Programs, and click on the "Windows Setup Tab". Double-click on the "Communications" option, and uncheck "Universal Plug and Play".

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 08:54 PM

The IP address is multicast.
In Kerio block local ports 5000 for TCP and 1900 for UDP. Best, block all local ports 5000 and up, except permit DNS full range.
In XP SSDP service depends on uPnP so you may need to shut this one first. Then shut down uPnP.

Over at brodband is old Kerio advices, for instance here
http://www.dslreports.com/forum/kerio~filter=Kerio+2.x

Likewise, at Wilders where this guide to firewalls is very, very good
Look for this heading "Customizing Firewall Rules" by CrazyM in here
http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=24415

On one of those is/was a user using 98 and loving it.
Hunt through posts from round 2006. They're still valid. The internet hasn't changed yet :thumbsup:

Edit: Please, remember, Kerio is a rule-based firewall, unlike ZA. If you need more information, this tutorial is also excellent
http://www.urs2.net/rsj/computing/kerio/index.html

Edited by tos226, 15 August 2009 - 09:27 PM.





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