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 PostPost subject: Firewall        Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2006 5:32 pm 
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can anyone suggest a light-weight easy to use firewall for xp? i just want one that really control and disable programs from using the net (not like the xp one)


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:01 pm 
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From my own experience,I can recommend Kerio Personal Firewall - reliable and puts you in control (you can control how programs connect to the net,control application behaviour etc).Not exactly lightweight,but certainly not a resource hog.


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 PostPost subject: Security        Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 6:56 am 
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Running a firewall right on your machine is like making soldiers ride in a pinto with body armor rather than giving them a tank. If an exploit is found in the TCP/IP stack, your software firewall wont save you


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 10:42 am 
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but it is better than nothing. can't afford a hardware one


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 2:27 am 
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Kerio Personal Firewall but if you have an older pc you could install smoothwall and use that as a hardware firewall, That is what I have done and works wounders on my network.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 2:48 pm 
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ZoneAlarm and maybe a router firewall.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 2:37 am 
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I second ZoneAlarm. Never had a problem (with a hacker) in 3 years of use.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 1:06 pm 
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hmmm, i'll give a few of those a try. i remember trying zonealarm ages ago and hated it. maybe it has changed


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2006 7:46 am 
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Zone Alarm's working fine for me for some years. It hogs some memory, but I suppose at an affordable amount.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2006 7:50 am 
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ZoneAlarm always nagged me because it threw up too many warnings...


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 3:41 am 
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i use zonealarm, the free edition ! the best free firewall for me..


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empireum wrote:
ZoneAlarm always nagged me because it threw up too many warnings...


With the Pro version you can disable that.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 8:12 am 
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Fusion wrote:
empireum wrote:
ZoneAlarm always nagged me because it threw up too many warnings...


With the Pro version you can disable that.

But it's not free, is it? I'd rather use a free firewall.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 1:05 pm 
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I personally use outpost firewall and would recommend it to anyone.


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i forgot to mention free


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