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Looking For Freeware Firewall


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#1 dc3

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Posted 20 July 2006 - 11:33 PM

I'm looking for another free firewall, I lost my Sygate when I unexpectedly had to re install my OS, and after failing four attempts to get a successful download am giving up.

Can someone suggest another good freeware or shareware firewall?

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#2 KoanYorel

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Posted 20 July 2006 - 11:57 PM

Check the BC thread on freeware applications and pick a firewall to try out.

Maybe even test a couple? Not in conjunction though. Run only one FW at a time.
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Posted 21 July 2006 - 12:00 AM

Try one of these,
http://www.jetico.com/index.htm#/jpfirewall.htm

http://www.download.com/Firewalls/3150-104...tml?tag=nav_dir

http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/comp...e_freedownloads

google search page..
http://www.google.com/search?q=free+firewalls

Edited by mlurp, 21 July 2006 - 12:01 AM.


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Posted 21 July 2006 - 12:15 AM

I use xp home sp2 firewall.

Plus- Adaware,Spyware Blaster,Asquared,Avast & AVG(Yes,they work well together),Windows Defender,BHODemon,WinPatrol,& StartPageGuard.

I have no viruses or adware or spyware as a result.
I don't visit sex sites or download warez or illegal music.

I do not get BSODs.

My computer works good. :thumbsup:

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 01:02 AM

Thanks guys, that was a fast response! I will check these out.

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Posted 22 July 2006 - 04:23 PM

Few days ago ZoneAlarm free firewall was delivered with a new update 6.5.731.000.

The program functions faultlessly and is the most excellent choice among several.

I recommend it.

The company is rather shy with it's successes and it's fiascos, so you have to keep yourself orientated.

Edited by cohrt, 22 July 2006 - 04:24 PM.

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Posted 23 July 2006 - 01:17 AM

:thumbsup: U might change that tune in the future cohrt. Like Norton, ZA just grew to big and the bottom line became the over all goal. They lost sight of the customers. Just try to e-mail tech support with a simple question. Do it. he, he. I got a nickle says in 2 weeks your still waiting or they blame one of your other utilities and send you to their fourms or FAQ.
I used ZA for several years till they grew as did Norton. I wouldn't use either if they were the only utilites advailable and free to boot. IMHO they aren't worth the trouble and you will sooner or later have. As a bad update will come along. So do yourself a favor. WAIT and watch the forums before grabbing each new release of course this is just IMHO!


My 2 XP Home Editions with SP 1 machines run kerio paid version and because I don't do much more than update on them I don't mind the kerio pop ups! At least I know the darn utility works. lol

My new XP Media Center 2005 HP came with Trend Mirco PC-cillion Internet Security & Spysweeper and I have several paid utilities ewido 4.0, CounterSpy, plus the best freeware utilities. Spyware Blaster, WinPatrol v 10, SpyWare Guard on all the machines. layer security is the way to go! Just ask others!

Edited by mlurp, 23 July 2006 - 01:19 AM.





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