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error41

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#1 10 years ago

Simple question, I am looking for a firewall that is a) good, and updated and b) low resourse load, and very doesn't bog




Sgt. D. Pilla

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#2 10 years ago

*sigh* yet another Avast Plug. But use Avast, its not a firewall per say, but it works as good as, yet better. It has a variety of different 'shields' from web shield that scans the website's contents as your browse, it scans all incoming and outgoing packets from the vast majority of IM programs. It has HEAPS of features, which has earn't its reputation as one of the best Anti Virus solutions avalible, for free! Its a VERY low rescource program, I never notice that it runs until it crys at me about a virus. It won't bog down the system, it won't annoy you with popups and questions. And you won't need to allow programs to get through it every time you install a program Give it a try




EpicLoad

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#3 10 years ago

Although I don't see what the problem is with the Window's Firewall... I agree with Pilla, Avast is a great program that can serve as a firewall in a sense.

Either that... or you could try ZoneAlarm.




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#4 10 years ago

Avast is not a firewall and if he's trying to block connections (such as a cracker connecting to use the windows remote exploit of the day) then its of no use whatsoever.

Zone Alarm is a decent software firewall. Other than that you can use a router's NAT mode and only forward on stuff to your computer that you actually want. Otherwise your computer is not even addressable from the internet except for programs you have specifically configured. Thats how mine is setup.




EpicLoad

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#5 10 years ago

Well, the only sense that Avast can serve as a firewall is how it stops viruses and trojans from entering the system.

And although some router firewalls are good, you should still use a firewall on the specific computer.




arcadeplayer987

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#6 10 years ago
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#7 10 years ago
EpicLoad;4218231And although some router firewalls are good, you should still use a firewall on the specific computer.

Why? Either the hardware firewall is doing the job or its not. If a hardware firewall does the job then why do you think you need a software firewall in addition to that?




NCC1717

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#8 10 years ago
arcadeplayer987;4218287Comodo Firewall is a very good free firewall Free Firewall Protection Software Best Firewall Computer Security Free Personal Firewall

yes it is i have running now but a word of warning dont enable defense+ its very annoying always asking question like program x is accessing such and such programs memory do you want it to proceed, it pi$$es you off very quickly




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#9 10 years ago
error41;4216332Simple question, I am looking for a firewall that is a) good, and updated and b) low resourse load, and very doesn't bog

Try Sygate Personal Firewall, it's everything you want and free.




EpicLoad

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#10 10 years ago
Freyr;4218373Why? Either the hardware firewall is doing the job or its not. If a hardware firewall does the job then why do you think you need a software firewall in addition to that?

I don't really trust Hardware Firewalls, the main reason being that my router was set up by my father to have a Firewall without security. Plus that, I like having a more direct control of Firewall access.