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#1 TKF

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Posted 17 March 2007 - 10:20 AM

Could anyone please Recommend (preferably Free) but willing to buy, for a good Firewall that is easy to use,dose not slow things down to much...The more homework I do the more cofused I become :thumbsup:

Any precaution Ideas and susgestions needed.... Best-Worst...Good-Bad

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Posted 17 March 2007 - 11:14 AM

Free firewalls:
Zone Alarm Free for Personal Use
Outpost Firewall Free
Jetico Personal Free
Sygate Personal Firewall Free 5.6
Comodo Free Firewall
Kerio Personal Firewall (available in a full and limited free edition)
Kerio Personal Firewall 2.1.5 (last freeware version that was strictly a firewall and not bundled with extra features that hog resources and slow down system performance) - Alternate download
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#3 TKF

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Posted 17 March 2007 - 12:01 PM

Thanks for the fast reply Quietman i have checked info.on a few of those on the list and are still unsure of which one to go with.
Not trying to put u on the spot :flowers: but if u were going to choose 1 off this list for overall simplicity to use and give the best bang for the buck ...or lack of it in this case :thumbsup: which would be ur choice ?

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Edited by TKF, 17 March 2007 - 12:02 PM.


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Posted 17 March 2007 - 02:39 PM

You have to use a Firewall that works for You and Your OS.
I have used Zone Alarm Free...found it very effective and user friendly.
Now use Sygate Personal Firewall Free.
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Posted 17 March 2007 - 06:56 PM

I use, as does TMack, Sygate; it is straightforward, lean, and has several useful logs. I have also used Comodo. Since any of the firewalls mentioned are free, you can certainly downloand, install, and run them for a few days to see which you prefer.
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