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There is going to be allot of different opinions here,But I what to get a good firewall... So what firewall are you using??

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I use the standard Windows Firewall, nothing more. I don't need a powerful solution.

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Andy wrote:I use the standard Windows Firewall, nothing more. I don't need a powerful solution.
Same for me, but I think ZoneAlarm is a good free one...

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Post by RentedMule »

A software firewall alone won't save you from a buffer overrun due to a TCP/IP exploit, but it can complement a nice hardware firewall, especially outgoing connections.

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Post by Rob Jansen »

Never underestimate the standard build-in firewall.

No adds and other annoying things.

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My DSL modems hardware firewall.

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ye, the standard windows firewall does it for me

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Post by Andy »

A routers NAT is supposed to be the safest method of firewall in the world... Well, its been said by many professional companies that its the best home solution anyway. Nothing can get through the NAT unless it was asked for by a PC on the inside. It can be over come with a virus though if you download one and run it. It could open a connection from the inside. Thats why a separate software firewall is better, since it has to ask you if you want to allow a program to use your connection. NAT will just let it without asking

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I just use my routers NAT and Sophos Antivirus, not had any probs for as long as I can remember.

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I am testing webroot destop firewall,it seems to be real good and it passes all the shields Up tests...Test your firewall here:
https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2

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Post by Carl »

I use the firewall that came with my antivirus, BitDefender 2008.
In the past I used ZoneAlarm and it served me well. I also heard Comodo Firewall is pretty good.

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iptables on my gateway.
Don't forget to firewall ipv6, i am seeing some attack since a few mounth.

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Post by longview »

PhantomX wrote:Test your firewall here:
https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2
Yeah my NAT will by default pass everything but the stealth test regardless of software on computers.
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I got 100% green on the shieldsup test
Your system has achieved a perfect "TruStealth" rating. Not a single packet — solicited or otherwise — was received from your system as a result of our security probing tests. Your system ignored and refused to reply to repeated Pings (ICMP Echo Requests). From the standpoint of the passing probes of any hacker, this machine does not exist on the Internet. Some questionable personal security systems expose their users by attempting to "counter-probe the prober", thus revealing themselves. But your system wisely remained silent in every way. Very nice.
blah blah blah I win the thread.

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same here

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happy dude wrote:I got 100% green on the shieldsup test

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blah blah blah I win the thread.
o rly?

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*NEWS FLASH*

That site is rigged with SpyWare , trust me, I tried it on my external Windows 98SE partiton, and it caused a bunch of .dlls to be corrupted and such, (I had a firewall OMG).

I still got perfect though.
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Post by Bender »

WildEye001 wrote:*NEWS FLASH*

That site is rigged with SpyWare , trust me, I tried it on my external Windows 98SE partiton, and it caused a bunch of .dlls to be corrupted and such, (I had a firewall OMG).

I still got perfect though.
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Post by 3-R4Z0R »

Use a hardwarefirewall and NAT instead of a softwarefirewall. They're much more secure and they don't let your PC slow down.

Tip: If you are good at using PCs, don't let any kind of security software make you think you're safe. Right now there's a new worm spreading all over my MSN contact list... and everyone of my friends are using Antiviruses and Firewalls. I haven't had a virus for nearly two years (I had a worm infecting EXE-files in autumn 2006).

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I'm actually using Kaspersky Security Suite 8.0.0.357 at the moment. Not free, but there are several sites that are actually offering it free for 6 months.

It seems to work good and doesn't use a lot of resources.

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Post by Saarineames »

Hardware firewall + NAT.

Last software firewall I installed out of curiosity was Comodo, and it was very impressive for freeware.

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Post by OG »

Agnitum Outpost I'd say has to be one of the best software firewall/anti spyware solutions, though I'd agree that Comodo is quite exceptional for a completely free firewall.

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Post by Bas »

I always disable Windows Firewall, and don't use any other firewall -- the NAT in my router is good enough, and other systems in the network don't do anything strange.

Bi-directional firewalls are futhermore just annoying, constantly allowing any new application, it gets boring after some while.

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Post by F44 Control »

I used mainly just the standard Windows Firewall and Norton 360. I hear Comodo Firewall is really good though.

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