hi, (thanks for the replies), yes to all of above apps. i have tech background in a few areas but not much in security - hacking rap..
i did a small study for the parameters listed? unquote: free, more intrested in not seeing commercialized garbage, especially for firewall turning my stuff off after 1 year..
i huge problem i see with apps are the listing of firewalls, addresses AND do you trust them... geez, cannot tell what ip addresses are good or bad. seems addresses etc need to be resolved so a user can make a better decision. (troubleshooter / product review spec.), pick any tab & guesse if you were off the street.. can you tell wth they are talking about / showing you. i made a suggestion long time ago to have a page that shows do the reverse of the hackers, things you can do to track them down where i had listed a couple of web pages. they were ver batum on what you could do.. year later saw no upgrade on putting that to use by software - steps etc. been a year since i checked that so don't know if i am going to have to track that kind of thing down myself. gettting back..
with the couple of hours spent just looking up firewalls.. (will check your suggestion internet suite, still need non commercial version: i have my problems to not be able address forever the commercial stuff going on, so if non-commercial exists for an internet suite..? was what was trying to save time here for).
i am trying: PRIVATEFIREWALL 7.0
would suggest a grid of a study, just like comparing apps (would include columns: free | non-com *mercialized bs (won't: turn you off, change your settings on you, etc)
the short study i had then, is: (just suggesting you have something like this posted as a running updated item)
is there a way to upload a text doc?
one site search for free firewall & their ranking.
will need to verify not turned off after 1 year, but just this search shows 3 potentials which might not have been identified as such without a specific search.
always wonder what layering methods can i use to protect my pc, eg: is there a way to multi-layer a firewall ?
FIREWALL SEARCH: MAYBE WON'T TURN YOU OFF AFTER 1YR:
RANK: MB: name: website: DL LINK:
#2 commercialized? comodo (trick: file no access, extra means to delete) https://www.comodo.com/home/internet-security/firewall.php
(cannot cut paste file to secure location)
#3 peer block (trick: no actual dl link) http://www.peerblock.com/releases
#6 31MB private firewall
private firewall it is, at this time (might be #3 or #2 in free firewalls)
COMMERCIALIZED (real points of sale), OR MIGHT TURN YOU OFF AFTER 1 YR:
#1 zone alarm
x avast (on a search: no free firewall from avast)
ahh, reply at very bottom.. used quote..