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Most Efficient Free Firewall?


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#1 nyyanks

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 07:26 PM

I recently removed Mcafee from my laptop as it was hogging system resources (my laptop is only 240 mb) and now I have replaced it with NOD32. Of course I now do not have a firewall (excluding Windows Firewall).

Which free firewall probably will take up the least of my system resources and yet still work efficiently? Any feedback would be great.
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#2 nigglesnush85

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 07:32 PM

Hello,

The two free firewalls in my opinion that I would recommend, would be

1 sygate http://www.tucows.com/preview/213160
2 comodo http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

They are both solid products, and are capable of handling most situations. I would recommend comodo for a low resource system.

hope this helps
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Posted 30 March 2007 - 08:13 PM

I have used both, but still prefer Sygate to Comodo.
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Posted 30 March 2007 - 08:29 PM

SYGATE for me.

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#5 nyyanks

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 08:45 PM

Both are effective and light, huh? I better check them out; I am considering Kerio too (the last edition before it was ruined with unnecessary features).
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Posted 30 March 2007 - 11:12 PM

Zone alarm has done very well for me Zonealarm 7.0 @ Download.com

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 09:27 PM

I never heard of comodo seems interesting I will have to check it out. I never really liked sygate don't really know why, same with zone alarm. I have always been a fan of outpost firewall.

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 09:17 AM

I have been using Comodo, and it is not bad at all. Worth giving it a go.
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Posted 06 April 2007 - 09:53 AM

Zone alarm has done very well for me Zonealarm 7.0 @ Download.com


I second this. Zone Alarm is very efficiant and prevents hackers. Having used Comodo's antivirus & firewall before, I suggest one stay away from it. Comodo has a lot to improve on.... it produces a lot of false positives.
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Posted 06 April 2007 - 11:51 AM

i don't think any firewall is easier on resources than kerio 2.1.5
that may be the version that you're considering. i use it, and i'm somewhat a newbie. i was paranoid about a hacker at first. this turned out not to be the case at all. there was nothing wrong. it's been months later, and it has been pleasantly boring.

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 12:02 PM

Thanks for the replies
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Posted 09 April 2007 - 02:58 PM

Try Look'n Stop, it's very light firewall and easy to use.

Edited by marcus antonius, 09 April 2007 - 03:00 PM.

Lycurgus did not intend for Sparta to conquer and rule other cities. His opinion was that the happiness of a nation, like the happiness of a man, consists in the exercise of virtue, and not in power or wealth. His laws were for the purpose of making the Spartans free-minded, self-reliant, and sober. Many philosophers have left behind plans for perfect governments, but Lycurgus was the author - not merely in writing but in reality - of a complete philosophical state, which others could not even copy.

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 03:57 PM

I may be mistaken but I do not believe that it is free.
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#14 marcus antonius

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 04:32 PM

Yes it's free, you have trial period of 30 days, after that some functions will be terminated, but for the ordinary user it is more than enough.
Lycurgus did not intend for Sparta to conquer and rule other cities. His opinion was that the happiness of a nation, like the happiness of a man, consists in the exercise of virtue, and not in power or wealth. His laws were for the purpose of making the Spartans free-minded, self-reliant, and sober. Many philosophers have left behind plans for perfect governments, but Lycurgus was the author - not merely in writing but in reality - of a complete philosophical state, which others could not even copy.

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 05:13 PM

Comodo has a lifetime free license, no restrictions




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