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24-11-2004, 02:18 PM
can some one recomenda good free firewall

24-11-2004, 02:18 PM
OS is XP

24-11-2004, 02:23 PM
> OS is XP

Do you have XP SP 2?

Also Zone alarm is a Good one, but search Press F1 as there have been a few threads on different firewalls different Press F1 members use :)

Hope this helps :)

24-11-2004, 02:25 PM
I've always been happy with ZoneAlarm...

The free version can be a bit tricky to use with ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) - so if you use that forget about it...

24-11-2004, 02:33 PM
I dont like ANY of the current Windows Firewalls - They all appear to have some real weaknesses.

Zone Alarm was good up until late version 2.x

They got bought out by a few companies and in the end Microsoft have their hand in Zone Alarm - So I really dont trust it :-(

There's an Open-Source firewall for Doze, I'll try and locate it - Supposed to be good :-)

24-11-2004, 02:35 PM
i have SP1

24-11-2004, 03:31 PM
I use Sygate personal firewall. It does the trick although if you are relatively new to firewalls it probably isnt what you want as it has way to many options and alerts which will probably confuse you. If you know a bit about firewalls and computers you should be fine.

Its free to download (sygate.com I think) or just search for it.

Hope that helps.


24-11-2004, 05:32 PM
I use Kerio with my Windows XP SP2 Laptop with no problems and on my W98 machine Zone Alarm also with no problems. Therefore in my opinion, both are good

02-12-2004, 11:19 AM
that open Source one sounds good

02-12-2004, 12:20 PM