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Re: Firewall recommendations?
« Reply #30 on: January 23, 2006, 11:14:41 PM »
Another vote for ZA free ;)


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Re: Firewall recommendations?
« Reply #31 on: January 24, 2006, 12:18:01 AM »
I must agree that outbound connection is a needful thing! Just let me say that one of my friends bought a computer with built in windows and a couple of dialers!!

Since he is unexpirienced user he told me:
I was trying to establish a connection to surf a little but I can't say that I've dialed these numbers:
example: +0087687 877444
example: +5464332132 333

I rest my case!!

P.S. Go, Go, for Zone Alarm, the Mecca of easy to use and protect you firewalls  :)

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Re: Firewall recommendations?
« Reply #32 on: January 24, 2006, 01:18:27 AM »
Hi Steve,

It looks like you've already decided to install a third party, two-way firewall.  I applaud your wisdom.  There are several good ones, some easier to set up and some harder but offering tighter security.  My choice has been Zone Alarm Free;  I find it adequate for my needs and easier than most to set up.  You might make a different choice but by all means do choose.

There are those on these boards whose goal is to confuse; who's primary form of communication is argument.  They will remain perpetually unconvinced because agreement is not in them.

Just go with your good judgment.


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Re: Firewall recommendations?
« Reply #33 on: January 24, 2006, 01:39:51 AM »
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« Reply #34 on: January 24, 2006, 04:09:23 AM »
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Re: Firewall recommendations?
« Reply #35 on: January 24, 2006, 04:52:49 AM »
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There's a large variety to choose for though
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Re: Firewall recommendations?
« Reply #36 on: January 24, 2006, 05:51:56 AM »
An experiment you can try the next time you load an OEM version of any Windows OS on a clean computer. Before you go online install SpybotS&D and AdAware from a CD or USB stick and run them. You will be surprised to find several pieces of spyware already on the machine ready to call out before you even go online. This is why you need something more than the Windows firewall. Only use the Windows firewall until you can install a third party application. I have used ZA and Sygate with excellent results. If you are behind a router it will make the work of the firewall much easier, but a software firewall is still needed.

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Re: Firewall recommendations?
« Reply #37 on: January 24, 2006, 06:53:13 AM »
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Thought that was an OS?  ???

http://www.yolinux.com/TUTORIALS/LinuxTutorialIptablesNetworkGateway.html

http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,11192146~mode=flat

Just a couple of examples.  The best firewall to have is one through a linux box.   The Linux OS has the capabilities built in and is superior to out-of-the-box Windows firewalls.  Some people use a old PC just for a linux box firewall at home with something as simple as a bootable CD or even a floppy diskette. 

BTW, as a stand alone Linux OS installed on a single PC you really don't need a third party firewall, anti-spyware, or anti-virus software.   If you were to install something like SuSe, Mandriva, or Fedora Linux on your machine you would be bored to death because there is nothing to check as far as security goes.  The only thing you can scan for would be rogue Window based virus, trojans, and so forth that are harmless to Linux.  About the only way you would get one of these files on a Linux machine is in your email inbox.  And there it would lie, dumb as a bag of hammers, with no place to go and nothing to do.


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Re: Firewall recommendations?
« Reply #38 on: January 24, 2006, 03:56:32 PM »
The best firewall to have is one through a linux box.   The Linux OS has the capabilities built in and is superior to out-of-the-box Windows firewalls.  Some people use a old PC just for a linux box firewall at home with something as simple as a bootable CD or even a floppy diskette. 

I use Smoothwall on an older computer to act as my firewall.
Other options include IPCop and ClarkConnect.

I am so confident in it that I only use Windows XP SP2's firewall on my machines. Although I really like NetVeda's Safety.Net firewall.

BTW, as a stand alone Linux OS installed on a single PC you really don't need a third party firewall, anti-spyware, or anti-virus software.   If you were to install something like SuSe, Mandriva, or Fedora Linux on your machine you would be bored to death because there is nothing to check as far as security goes.  The only thing you can scan for would be rogue Window based virus, trojans, and so forth that are harmless to Linux.  About the only way you would get one of these files on a Linux machine is in your email inbox.  And there it would lie, dumb as a bag of hammers, with no place to go and nothing to do.

Agreed.

Most distros these days have inbound firewalls enabled by default, or at least have the option of turning it on.


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Re: Firewall recommendations?
« Reply #39 on: January 25, 2006, 10:42:05 PM »
Just wanted to say a big thank you to all who contributed to my "firewall" thread... I will check out the options, make a short list and try a few before making a final decision. It is great to find a forum where a real exchange of views is made and people are willing to help out- thanks again all!

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Re: Firewall recommendations?
« Reply #40 on: January 26, 2006, 11:11:15 PM »
I vote for Comodo Personal Firewall. :)
« Last Edit: January 26, 2006, 11:13:22 PM by cyfer »