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Old 10-24-2006, 07:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Best free or cheap firewall?

I saw the four recommended ones in the sticky, but that might be a bit outdated?

What are your opinions on the best FREE firewalls?

*************************** CHEAP******?


Some guy keeps threatening to "Packet Bomb" my computer? So I'm looking into some extra protection. Right now I only have the Sygate one and it works well, but I'm just seeing if there is anything else I should do.


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Old 10-24-2006, 07:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you're using Windows XP, the firewall included is great.

But a good free alternative is Zone Alarm. Also check my signature for a few freebies.
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Old 10-24-2006, 08:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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zone alarm is great .. IF u dont mind it bugging u ,, !!
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Old 10-24-2006, 09:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Zone Alarm..

Last time I read, it's much better than the Windows Firewall. I am not a walking encyclopedia or feature differences between different products, so can't give u the details .

Google I am presuming will know the exact differences...
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dude just get people to name the best firewall/anti virus regardless of price and download the torrent with the crack!i do it almost every time!its easy btw i can send u norton anti virus 2007 or mcafee 2007 if u want(registered and working)
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dude just get people to name the best firewall/anti virus regardless of price and download the torrent with the crack!i do it almost every time!its easy btw i can send u norton anti virus 2007 or mcafee 2007 if u want(registered and working)

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please discull illegal matters somewhere else noob
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Old 10-25-2006, 05:35 AM   #8 (permalink)
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If you're using Windows XP, the firewall included is great.

But a good free alternative is Zone Alarm. Also check my signature for a few freebies.
are you nuts? windows firewall is a mess, if your a novice choose comodo, want a few extra features get zonealarm, if you want to no exactly whats going on in more detail get filseclab. Check my sig for the firewall links.
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Old 10-25-2006, 08:23 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Well you can try this ! it's Comodo Firewall 2.3.6.81 ( Free )




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* you would have to spent some time to understand it.
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Old 10-25-2006, 08:31 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I suggest Sygate.
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