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Firewall with taskbar icon that shows internet activity


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#1 Marmalade_Mog

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 10:56 PM

Could anyone tell me of a firewall (free or paid) that has a taskbar icon that turns to flickering lights whenever internet activity takes place.  I use Windows 7 Pro and would really appreciate anyone letting me know of such a firewall.

 

I have XP on a second older computer with ZoneAlarm Pro and I love how ZoneAlarm's little 'Z' in the taskbar changes to flickering lights to let you know when there's internet activity.  I have no idea why the company decided to remove this wonderful feature from later versions of the program.  This feature is invaluable for letting me know if there is NO activity where there SHOULD BE ... or if there IS activity when there SHOULDN'T be.

 

I found a small utility call 'LanLights' that put an activity light in the taskbar, but what I really want is a firewall that has that feature built-in as part of the program.

 

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 05:58 PM

I believe that Comodo FW as a tray animation.


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#3 Marmalade_Mog

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 09:32 PM

Thanks for the reply, shelf life.  I'll check it out.

 



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Posted 20 February 2017 - 04:16 AM

As I remember

on XP - e.g. Jetico, Filseclab, NetVeda...and probably Sygate and Sunbelt

on W7/Vista/XP - PC Tools FW


Edited by ichito, 20 February 2017 - 04:17 AM.

Vista: SpyShelter Firewall + Shadow Defender + Keriver 1-Click Free

XP SP3: Kerio 2.1.5 + SpyShelter Premium + NVT ExeRadar Pro + Shadow Defender + Keriver 1-Click Free


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Posted 20 February 2017 - 02:41 PM

Thanks, ichito.  I'll check them out!






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