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01-12-2011, 11:00 PM #1
Looking for a firewall...
Yeah. After getting sick of the constant pop-ups that were inferring that the current version of ZoneAlarm was no longer secure, (A lie) I clicked the "upgrade" button to take me from version 9 to version 10. Oops.
To cut a long story short, the new version of my all-time favourite firewall is a piece of crap, and I'm currently stuck with the Windows thing.
Anybody care to recommend me a decent firewall? Free is good, but paying is also perfectly acceptable, if it's really worth the doshes.
01-12-2011, 11:11 PM #2
01-12-2011, 11:11 PM #3
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01-12-2011, 11:15 PM #4
Strongly agree - a separate hardware firewall is the way to go, but bear in mind it's one of those "get what you pay for" items without a doubt. A 30 dollar router is going to be more hassle then value.All times I have enjoyed greatly, have suffered greatly, both with those that loved me, and alone.
02-12-2011, 01:01 AM #5Why are you wearing that stupid human suit?
02-12-2011, 03:08 AM #6
Decent router + Windows Firewall and regular vigilance. That's all you need. I haven't used a 3rd party firewall in ages.
Unless you're running WinXP. I don't know if SP3 patched in blocking in both directions. I know when Windows Firewall first came out it only had blocking in a single direction (inbound?) which was fairly useless.
02-12-2011, 12:12 PM #7
Aye, I'd agree with everyone above :) Modern router (most come free with ADSL connections nowadays) plus windows firewall is normally sufficient. And a virus scanner. And rootkit scanner. And spybot search/destroy is a good idea as well.
02-12-2011, 12:15 PM #8
Comodo Firewall if you're looking for something similar to Zonealarm.
02-12-2011, 06:10 PM #9
02-12-2011, 06:52 PM #10
02-12-2011, 07:01 PM #11
Eset (Nod32) have a good firewall software that comes with their (good) AV, smart security I think its called.
02-12-2011, 09:47 PM #12
I upgraded Zonealarm and haven't noticed any problems. Is there something I should be made aware of or is it compatibility problems?