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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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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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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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but it is better than nothing. can't afford a hardware one

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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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ZoneAlarm and maybe a router firewall.

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I second ZoneAlarm. Never had a problem (with a hacker) in 3 years of use.
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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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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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Post by empireum »

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

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i use zonealarm, the free edition ! the best free firewall for me..

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Post by Fusion »

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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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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I personally use outpost firewall and would recommend it to anyone.

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i forgot to mention free

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