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#1 felinepeachy

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Posted 15 January 2006 - 12:53 PM

Goodmorning Everyone,

Okay, this may be a dumb question but I downloaded Outpost Firewall Trial version and a window popped up this morning telling me I only had five days left to use it. It is giving me the option to buy it. It works great for me but I thought it was freeware when I downloaded it. In anyones opinion, is it worth buying? $39.95 seems high just for firewall but I am only comparing to the crappy Nortons Security Suite that I finally took off. What a waste of money that was.


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Edited by jgweed, 15 January 2006 - 04:57 PM.

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Posted 15 January 2006 - 01:56 PM

I've tried Outpost, and the freeware I thought it was also prompted me ... to uninstall ... in favor of this one:

http://www.majorgeeks.com/Sygate_Personal_...Free_d3356.html

Sygate was bought out recently by Symantec (Norton) but this firewall works just fine. free. imho
patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...

#3 jgweed

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Posted 15 January 2006 - 04:31 PM

I have used Sygate for several years without any problems, and it has many good features: you can manage permissions by program/application, review activity on logs, and has a "whois" and backtrace function.
Other members prefer Zone Alarm. Either of these does the job and is FREE.
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Edited by jgweed, 15 January 2006 - 04:32 PM.

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Posted 15 January 2006 - 05:31 PM

I did. Pay for Outpost, that is. Tried both Zone Alarm and Sygate, but I prefer Outpost to them. Didn't like Zone Alarm at all. Horrible firewall, slowed down my computer to a crawl. Sygates a much better firewall but still lacked a few essential features for me. Outpost, besides being lighter on the system, also give much more finer control over what it does.

You can always try out Zone Alarm, or preferably Sygate, and see if it is enough for you, otherwise buy Outpost. Needless to say, any of those will are better than the Norton crap.
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