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Old 10-07-2004, 10:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Which Firewall to use??

Which of these 4 would be the best freeware Firewall??

ZoneAlarm - http://www.zonelabs.com/
Sygate Personal Firewall - http://smb.sygate.com/products/spf_standard.htm
Kerio Personal Firewall - http://www.kerio.com/kpf_home.html
Outpost - http://www.agnitum.com/download/outpost1.html

I've to install one on my home PC but don't know which to use. Are they all the same or would one be better than the other. I've no technical experience (just know how to use a PC!) so i'd love some advice!

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Old 10-07-2004, 11:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I like Sygate the most.

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Old 10-07-2004, 11:48 AM   #3 (permalink)
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try tiny personal firewall.
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Old 10-07-2004, 02:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I use ZoneAlarm.

Windows Service Pack 2 comes with a free Windows Firewall. I worked fine until SP2 decided to take over my computer. I had to elimiate the sucker. So i am sticking with ZoneAlarm.
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Old 10-07-2004, 02:59 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I've always like ZoneAlarm, but Sygate is pretty good too. Personally, I would suggest saving up the money (especially if you're using cable or DSL) and getting a hardware firewall. I have the Netgear FVS318. It's good and pretty affordable, has routing and switching capabilities, and supports 8 simultaneous VPNs.
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Old 10-08-2004, 05:39 AM   #6 (permalink)
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LOL! SO basically they're all good considering i got 3 different replies!! Thanks for your opinions
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Old 10-08-2004, 06:07 AM   #7 (permalink)
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According to Microsoft’s site http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=884130, ZoneAlarm won’t work if I install SP2. So its one or the other? Which should I install??
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Old 10-08-2004, 06:36 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I swear by Oupost, I guess that evens them up now lol
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Old 10-08-2004, 06:47 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Black Ice defense is a great program also.. you should take a look at that, i recommend it next to zone alarm
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Old 10-08-2004, 08:51 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Hey Demalli, think you solved a problem for me before! Have you got a link to the Black Ice Defense freeware?

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