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    Best Firewall program?

    Sorry guys for making this type of thread as im sure there may be many of them.I just wanted a fresh one because of all the new software out now.

    The question is simple.Whats the best Firewall program out there currently?

    Ive used many in the past such as norton,zonealarm,ect.I really dont like norton ive had far to many problems with it blocking out web access to IE and other problems as well.After reading up here i have discovered that SP2's firewall in XP doesnt really help as much as it could so i really want to install a new firewall.Note that i am using a router and i have norton systemworks 2005.

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    zone alarm pro works fine, hassle free and does it's job.

    sp2's firewall is better than not having nething but not good enuf by itself. i disabled it and made zonealarm in charge of all the firewalling activities

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    Platinum+ Member bhxtyrant's Avatar
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    Thaks for the info.Atr one point i used zonealarm pro but i had a weird problem.It haed some type of compatabilty issue with another prgram on my PC and would cause the system to reboot whenever i tried to use it.

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    Two of the best rules based (and rules meaning controlling every connection, port, direction,etc (allow, deny or partially allow) - of an app is Outpost and LookNStop. LookNstop is bizarre to me - I cannot figure it out.

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    This is my second post... hope this OK?

    Before you load/install ZoneAlarm, you might want to review this HUGH 20 page thread http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,11818674

    Mike

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    thanks for the help guys.I got a copy of ZASecurity from a freind just to make sure it would work correctly and after installing so far it seems to be doing the job keeping out the adware and all so thats a nice plus.

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    all bets are off... TZ Veteran SupaStar's Avatar
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    It's funny you raisied the topic. A PC mag that I suscribe to has an article this month that rates all the best firewalls. It listed Segate's latest offering as the best, giving a rating of 4.5. Coming second was Norton Personal Firewall 2005 on 3.5. I've forgotten third...this is all off the top of my head

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    What combination do you run?

    NIS 2002

    what about u FG & Conan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cash_site
    What combination do you run?

    NIS 2002

    what about u FG & Conan?
    Avast Pro and Zone Alarm Pro (Zone Alarm is the only firewall that doesn't reduce my download speeds).

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    Avast Pro/NOD32 and Outpost pro (no slowdowns for me)

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    Hmm... it seems easier to pick an AV than firewall, in terms of system compatibility etc... Have people gone off Sygate?

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    The Best Fire wall Is tiny But the new version of ti need windows server 2003 or XP SP1
    Last edited by Reverend; February 3rd, 2005 at 15:52 PM.

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    do you have a link and a list of its features Usama79?

    thanks
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    Nobody knows I'm a dog. TZ Veteran petard's Avatar
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    Tiny Firewall
    http://www.tinysoftware.com/
    and
    http://www.tinysoftware.com/home/tin...05&an=tf6_home

    IMHO - it's OK, I certainly wouldn't call it "the best".

    Many thanks to egghead for the cool .sig

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    ne opinions on norton internet security 2005?...i want to try that...also wat is norton ghost?

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