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don67

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What Is The Best Free Firewall Today?
« on: February 25, 2008, 05:09:06 PM »
Hi Guys! i just want to know according to your experience... what is the best free firewall today?



thank in advance :)

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Re: What Is The Best Free Firewall Today?
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2008, 07:38:20 PM »
The best things in life are free.

don67

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Re: What Is The Best Free Firewall Today?
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2008, 07:41:41 PM »
Wow! thanks for the links sir :)

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Re: What Is The Best Free Firewall Today?
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2008, 09:57:00 PM »
Wow! thanks for the links sir :)
You're welcome. Feel free to come back any time you need help you just to change experiences 8)
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Re: What Is The Best Free Firewall Today?
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2008, 01:38:18 AM »

don67

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Re: What Is The Best Free Firewall Today?
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2008, 09:25:41 AM »
hhhmmm jetico is not familiar for me i will try this one ;)

Sesame

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Re: What Is The Best Free Firewall Today?
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2008, 12:24:42 PM »
I like Jetico, too.  Online Armor is good with the ease of use user right control for online applications.  Windows built-in firewall is decent for incoming traffics, though.  BTW, I wonder if it is going to be free or not but what happened to the firewall being developed by Alwil?

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Re: What Is The Best Free Firewall Today?
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2008, 05:01:29 AM »
I think we are given trial period to use pctools...you need to pay after the trial period

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Re: What Is The Best Free Firewall Today?
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2008, 05:59:44 AM »
I think we are given trial period to use pctools...you need to pay after the trial period
You must have mistaken PC Tools Internet Security for PC Tools Firewall Plus.

In any case, no info on Alwil firewall?  Guess I'd better drop by later.  :P

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Re: What Is The Best Free Firewall Today?
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2008, 08:32:37 AM »
IMO ZoneAlarm is the best firewall.
I have never had any problems with it :)

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Re: What Is The Best Free Firewall Today?
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2008, 01:28:46 PM »
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I think we are given trial period to use pctools...you need to pay after the trial period
pctools firewall is free and there is also a free version of threatfire-both are not trial versions :)

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Re: What Is The Best Free Firewall Today?
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2008, 01:26:39 AM »
I have been studying the tests on firewalls and it appears that Online Armor Free firewall is very good.
Has anyone had some direct experience with it.  They recently came out with a new version.

I have never used a firewall and i am wondering if it is needed.
I currently use AvastHome and SpywareTerminator with HIPS and run Win2000.
Does a firewall slow down the computer and surfing?

I will appreciate your thoughts on this.
Dell Laptop, 1.6Ghz, 1.5GB RAM, XPsp3, Avast Free, Windows Firewall

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Re: What Is The Best Free Firewall Today?
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2008, 01:41:45 AM »
Hi greyowl,

Well more or less everybody (or they must be very advanced users) need to have some sort of firewall installed (hardware or software fw). Some firewalls are lean on the cycles, other can make your comp a bit of a slow starter, but what they defend against (malware and especially forms of spyware and adware) is what is really slowing your computer down or bring it to a grinding halt even, or your computer will rank in a zombie pack and is not owned by you anymore, what do you prefer?

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Re: What Is The Best Free Firewall Today?
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2008, 01:59:38 AM »
Thanks for the perspective on this issue.

I would like to find a lean firewall that would be effective but not be too big a drag on the computer.  Is it likely that the coming AvastFirewall will be a good candidate?

It appears that with the new Avast4.8 an additional antispyware may not be necessary which will mean one less program to use up resources.

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Re: What Is The Best Free Firewall Today?
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2008, 02:05:09 AM »
Greyowl,

I recommend ZoneAlarm for you since you have never used a firewall.  ZA is the easiest fw to use & gives great protection.  I've used many different fw's.  In my sig. you will see I'm using ZA.  It's good for the experienced & the novice. :)