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#1 curly1880

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Posted 21 October 2004 - 07:38 PM

My firewall is not up to date but i cant find the right one for my computer is it ok keep running it or do u a list of firewalls i can use?

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#2 tg1911

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Posted 21 October 2004 - 08:59 PM

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#3 jgweed

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Posted 21 October 2004 - 09:00 PM

Firewalls are not like antii-virus programs, in that they do not have definitions to be updated on a regular basis; software firewalls do, however, sometimes have new versions. You can find these by using Google and searching for the site corresponding to the firewall you have on your computer.
Unless you want to change firewalls for some reason, continue to use the one you have, if that is your question.
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#4 phawgg

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Posted 21 October 2004 - 09:08 PM

hey, Curly1880,
I've tried others but the Sygate free personal one is the one I'd recommend. :thumbsup: I use Firefox & IE online, and my ISP is a dial-up. Installs/uninstalls easily. Its effective at stealthing my PC presence online. Nice logs:
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A complete list of applications on your PC is two clicks away. You can decide how each is handled by the firewall individually. Click allow past, question each time, or block. Loads at startup, smc.exe uses around 20Kb memory from the looks of it at the taskmanager. It hasn't caused a lick of problems, where I didn't have the same experience with the others.
:flowers: my two cents worth.
patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...

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Posted 21 October 2004 - 09:13 PM

I second phawgg's recommendation. I use and recommend Sygate Personal Firewall.
Cheers,
John
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