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What Free Firewall do you use with Avast?

Zone Alarm
59 (45.4%)
Sygate
31 (23.8%)
Outpost
19 (14.6%)
Tiny
2 (1.5%)
Primedius
0 (0%)
GoldTach
0 (0%)
Look and Stop
2 (1.5%)
Kerio
17 (13.1%)

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Offline bc

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Re:Poll, Best Free Firewall for use with Avast
« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2004, 03:34:31 PM »
I installed Windows XP SP2RC1 a couple of days ago.

Checked grc after install--FULL STEALTH!!! That's with no other firewall than the one in SP2.

My system is humming along--no problems.

So maybe MS finally got it right. ;D

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Re:Poll, Best Free Firewall for use with Avast
« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2004, 03:38:24 PM »
i remember vlk saying something negative about this sp2 firewall after he tried it...and i seriously believe him ;D
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Re:Poll, Best Free Firewall for use with Avast
« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2004, 04:52:23 PM »
Added a new comer to the pollLook and Stop
As suggested by another user on this forum.  Look and Stop does offer a free "Lite" version of their original firewall.  However, I could not find a comparison chart, stating the differences between the "Lite" version and the "Pro" version.

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Re:Poll, Best Free Firewall for use with Avast
« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2004, 08:52:26 PM »
I started out using Zone Alarm Free version when it also had a free log feature letting you see who, and where some of the probes were coming from. That feature was removed from the free version.

You can download a free program from majorgeeks.com called visual zone.  It reenables this feature. :D

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Re:Poll, Best Free Firewall for use with Avast
« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2004, 07:12:51 AM »

A little clearer info on Visual Zone. It does not re-enable this feature in ZoneAlarm itself. Visual Zone is a seperate program that works with the info in ZoneAlarm to give the desired results.    :D  

I've used Visual Zone for a few years and it works very well.    :D


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Re:Poll, Best Free Firewall for use with Avast
« Reply #20 on: May 08, 2004, 02:52:28 PM »
I installed Windows XP SP2RC1 a couple of days ago.

Checked grc after install--FULL STEALTH!!! That's with no other firewall than the one in SP2.

My system is humming along--no problems.

So maybe MS finally got it right. ;D

bc

The microsoft xp firewall only blocks incoming transmissions.  It does not block anything outgoing.  According to www.firewallguide.com

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Re:Poll, Best Free Firewall for use with Avast
« Reply #21 on: May 08, 2004, 07:29:24 PM »
The firewall in SP2 does in and out now!!
Also there is going to be a pop-up blocker in internet explorer but I heard SP2 will not ready for final release till sometime late summer ::)
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Re:Poll, Best Free Firewall for use with Avast
« Reply #22 on: May 08, 2004, 10:09:35 PM »
As suggested by another user on this forum.  Look and Stop does offer a free "Lite" version of their original firewall.  However, I could not find a comparison chart, stating the differences between the "Lite" version and the "Pro" version.
So, why not add kerio also???

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Re:Poll, Best Free Firewall for use with Avast
« Reply #23 on: May 08, 2004, 10:12:16 PM »
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I love your saying.
I can take the credit, I borrowed it froms omeone else, but glas you like it...

I use Zone4 Pro  and find that after a while it seems to forget some of the programs that it has been told are ok   and asks permission for them every time i reboot.

Any ideas?
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Re:Poll, Best Free Firewall for use with Avast
« Reply #24 on: May 09, 2004, 12:30:34 AM »
Jam-Computers,
From where did you download XP SP2RC1?
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Re:Poll, Best Free Firewall for use with Avast
« Reply #26 on: May 09, 2004, 03:30:02 AM »
How is it working for who have used it now?  Being a beta tester for many companies, that is 1 program, not an entire os upgrade. I would be weary till a final release is issued. But nonethelss I am still curious, and my D/L finger is close to the pressing stage.   ;D
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Re:Poll, Best Free Firewall for use with Avast
« Reply #27 on: May 09, 2004, 04:31:18 AM »
Service Packs 2, Zone Alarm and everything is not necessary for me, I have Avast, Spy Hunter version which I pay and an outsider router from Linksys which include a firewall. They can keep all new gadgets. I had to have security due to financial transactions by Internet.

I tried Spybot and Ad-Aware and for me free softwares in certain cases, are to be used with precaution.

Yours truly!   >:(

I had to delete Spy Hunter, it was creating spywares into my computer. I am sorry to mix-up Spyware softwares and firewal softwares.  ???

I tried Ashampoo firewall and lucky it was on a free 30 days trial, because I couldn't go on Internet. I wait 4 hours and nothing appears. That's what we call a real firewall, don't you think?   :D ;D
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Re:Poll, Best Free Firewall for use with Avast
« Reply #28 on: May 09, 2004, 04:44:05 AM »
The one you pay for are the best. Don't forget, you play with security. I do a lot of financial transactions by Internet. Because of this, I bought a router Linksys which include a firewall. This is a hardware connect by USB 2.0

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Re:Poll, Best Free Firewall for use with Avast
« Reply #29 on: May 09, 2004, 04:53:02 AM »
Not sure I'd agree with that. The paid version of Zone Alarm (Pro) caused me no end of problems.  Never had any trouble with the free ones (including Zone Alarm Free).


I'm trying Outpost at the mo and it seems pretty good.