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xtronz
06-05-2006, 07:29 PM
:waughh:
Can anyone recommend a really effective, easy-to-use and SAFE firewall program for my pc and possibly provide a link to the download site/file? I'm currently running Windows XP 2002 Home Edition and have been advised against using the standard Windows firewall. However theres a mind boggling amount of choices out there and I don't know where to start! Everyone I ask has a differing opinion & I don't want to compromise my pc security if I can help it.
I'm a newbie to all this computer stuff and any help would be greatly appreciated.....thanks!

Misty
06-05-2006, 07:37 PM
Most of the members use ZoneAlarm. I used to too but had some conflict with some other program that never got identified or resolved. Now I use Kerio.
However you will probably be fine with ZoneAlarm which normally suits and is very good !
Misty :thumbs:

pctek
06-05-2006, 07:45 PM
Free is fine:

http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/company/products/trial_zaFamily/trial_zaFamily.jsp?lid=home_freedownloads

Speedy Gonzales
06-05-2006, 07:47 PM
You can download Zonealarm here (http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/company/products/trial_zaFamily/trial_zaFamily.jsp?dc=12bms&ctry=US&lang=en&lid=db_trial)

The one at the end on the right. Not too sure how good it is, since its pretty basic. And it doesnt include an anti-virus program.

Unless you want to pay for one of the other versions there.

BUT, if u want an AV program you could try AVG (http://www.grisoft.com/doc/1)

There's a free version here somewhere. (I think). Or is there another site for the free version?

xtronz
06-05-2006, 07:56 PM
You can download Zonealarm here (http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/company/products/trial_zaFamily/trial_zaFamily.jsp?dc=12bms&ctry=US&lang=en&lid=db_trial)

The one at the end on the right. Not too sure how good it is, since its pretty basic. And it doesnt include an anti-virus program.

Unless you want to pay for one of the other versions there.

BUT, if u want an AV program you could try AVG (http://www.grisoft.com/doc/1)

There's a free version here somewhere. (I think). Or is there another site for the free version?
Hi there speedy...thanks for that. I should have mentioned I'm running AVG anti virus already...I managed to get one thing right at least! Hehehehe. And thanks to all who posted to help this ignorant child!

Speedy Gonzales
06-05-2006, 08:04 PM
No worries :)

Where up north?

Kaitaia? Whangarei? Kaikohe?