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Best free firewall?

By a1nerd
Jun 9, 2005
  1. josbd

    josbd TS Enthusiast Posts: 290

    The free version of Sygate gives you free updates etc, and is a fine firewall, so basically you wouldn't really need the Pro version.

    It is usually a toss up between ZoneAlarm and Sygate in tests, so it is a matter of personal preference which one you choose.

    A friendly word of caution: talk of cracks and hacks aint looked upon too well on this board mate. ;)
     
  2. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 1,267

    Free version of Zone Alarm can be updated.
     
  3. Dejan123

    Dejan123 TS Rookie Posts: 22

    Zone Alarm is best!!
     
  4. Kev32

    Kev32 TS Rookie Posts: 89

    I don't use Zone Alarm anymore as it causes STOP errors on my PC. Neither do I use Outpost as it causes Bad Pool Calls. I've found comfort in kerio Personal Firewall which so far (the past 3 hours :p ) has given me no problems! Along with AVG, I can honestly say my PC is nicely secured.
     
  5. rollingstones

    rollingstones TS Rookie

    I have been using avg plus.It has a firewall and virus protection in one program.I am on a 30 day trail,so I will find another program when this expires.This program has a good interface and lots of options,but I never hear about anyone using the plus version.

    It's not hard to find cracks for programs,but it's kind of risky to update a cracked program.There are certain programs you should lay out cash.Protection programs are big business.
     
  6. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

    If you surf the web using common sense, there is no need for all the extra frills that come with paid-for, full versions of the [good] free AV/firewall programs.
    The 'crack' probably contains a nasty trojan to start with, and in many cases opens the floodgates for more of it's ilk.
    Overloading your PC with a 'suite' like Norton or McAfee does not do your PC any favours either.

    Maybe we should all turn away from Windows and move to the Mac/Linux camp?
    They seem to be least bothered with viruses etc.
     
  7. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    It's only a matter of time until those are targeted more and more. It's just like firefox, now that more people are swithing over to it, I'm sure more vulnerabilities are going to be discovered, since there is such a large userbase now. And if people start switching to linux/mac it'll be the same way, it's only a matter of time. Although I don't see linux/mac catching up with the monopolizing M$.
     
  8. Kev32

    Kev32 TS Rookie Posts: 89

    I can agree witht he suites! Blasted naifiltr.sys driver from McAFee kept crashing my PC non stop every few minutes!
     
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