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What is a good free firewall?

By Rukasuzu
Aug 8, 2008
  1. Dear Users
    What is a good free outgoing firewall?
     
  2. tw0rld

    tw0rld TS Maniac Posts: 572   +6

  3. fastco

    fastco TS Booster Posts: 1,122

    I second that nomination for Zone Alarm.
     
  4. tragicallyhip

    tragicallyhip TS Booster Posts: 84   +9

    Online Armour in a recent review ranks just a bit higher than zone alarm due to a few extra features as well as it captures viruses and malware found "In the wild" a little sooner than the others
     
  5. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    I use Comodo and love it. It also comes with malware protection and the latest version is easy to use, and highly customizable as well.
     
  6. Rukasuzu

    Rukasuzu TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 174

    Thank You for your help

    I am using ZoneAlarm atm :)
     
  7. tutkas

    tutkas TS Rookie

    I also use Comodo on one of my computers and I think it's a great peace of software!
     
  8. Rukasuzu

    Rukasuzu TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 174

    hmm

    Comodo eh. I might give it a try, since ZoneAlarm didn't do to good.
     
  9. Rukasuzu

    Rukasuzu TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 174

    So yeah Comodo is good :)

    So yeah Comodo is good :)
    It has anti virus and everything :) And Spyware cleaner
    I just installed it. Antivir Antivirus was messing with one of the games and now its fine.
    Thanks a bunch :D
     
  10. xLokix

    xLokix TS Rookie Posts: 48

    Doesnt a router pretty much make a firewall almost obsolete?
     
  11. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,425   +77

    not at all

    A router is pretty dumb compared to what a software firewall can do. For a simple example, your firewall lets you know about an attempt by newly-installed software to talk to somewhere on the internet. You can then approve or deny the attempt. Routers as a rule are not that smart.
     
  12. Rukasuzu

    Rukasuzu TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 174

    That is right gbhall

    That is right gbhall
     
  13. xLokix

    xLokix TS Rookie Posts: 48

    Yes , but , as a rule , a software firewall can be bypassed when a router cannot without directly logging into the hardware and assigning rules. a router stops most internet background noise such as port scans etc without hogging up CPU usage.
    Programs that you install or that get installed cannot act as a server unless you open the port manually on your router , with only a software firewall software can easily bypass your firewall.
     
  14. Rukasuzu

    Rukasuzu TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 174

    I decided to remove firewall for now I use the vista one

    I decided to remove firewall for now I use the vista one
     
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