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Finding replacement for sunbelt firewall


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#1 k988

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 11:10 AM

Hey, I heard Sunbelt Firewall is being discountinued and I was wondering which firewall I should purchase next. I thought about the product that's replacing Sunbelt - vipre - but after seeing mixed reviews on the Internet I'm a little hesitant to use it. Any recommendations/advice would be appreciated. Thank you

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 01:39 PM

You ask a common question for which you will receive varying opinions and recommendations. Please see Choosing a Firewall.

After reading that, scroll up to the first topic posting and read Best Practices for Safe Computing - Prevention.
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Posted 01 January 2012 - 11:37 PM

Sunbelt firewall is discontinued, true. But it went totally FREE.
They made, first, a beta of version 4.7.5 with one change - no more licence needed, and here's a link where you can still get it
www.sunbeltsoftware.com/support/vc/SPF.4.7.5.0.exe
It is totally free. And as usual, doesn't need any updates. Just chugs along doing the firewalling job it was designed to do.

Careful - it's for XP 32 bit (likely one reason to discontinue).

Vipre is a suite of sorts, and the firewall inside it is nowhere near as elaborate as the plain firewall is.

Edited by tos226, 01 January 2012 - 11:44 PM.





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