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Need free firewall (not windows xp firewall)

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by markysparky, 18 Jun 2006.

  1. markysparky

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    Joined: 10 Mar 2006

    Posts: 80

    Am after a free firewall any suggestions, I have a copy of norton internet security but dislike the slowdown effect of it and am after something free, effective and light on resources
     
  2. Conrad11

    Soldato

    Joined: 12 Jun 2005

    Posts: 5,362

    Hi there,


    It is very important and you should have an antivirus software, firewall and spyware cleaner type software. You should also make sure you update and run them reguarly


    Best Package of Software if you have money to spend:

    * NOD32 - (Click Here For Costs)
    * ZoneAlarm Firewall - (Free)
    * SpywareBlaster - (Free)
    * CCleaner - (Free)
    * Spybot Search and Destroy - (Free)



    Best Package of Software if you don't have money to spend:

    * AVAST - (Free)
    * ZoneAlarm Firewall - (Free)
    * SpywareBlaster - (Free)
    * CCleaner - (Free)
    * Spybot Search and Destroy - (Free)



    Alternate free firewall:

    * Sygate Personal Firewall - (Free)

    Note: Even though sygate has been sold to Norton, you can still get the Sygate Personal Firewall. The latest version is 5.6 as is available for download in the link above.



    Hope this helps!
     
  3. benjo

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    Joined: 4 Sep 2005

    Posts: 12,779

    Location: London

    I have to agree with Sygate :)

    But apparently it has some problems with X64.. so watch out
     
  4. markysparky

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    Joined: 10 Mar 2006

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    ok, thanks for the suggestions, anybody got any suggestions for a pop up blocker, i use internet explorer 6 but don't have sp2 installed as it makes my machine very unstable
     
  5. NathanE

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    Joined: 21 Oct 2002

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    Location: London & Singapore

    To be honest you will want to fix that issue. If I had a choice between SP2 and some crappy plastic "Made in China" personal software firewall I'd choose SP2 ten times out of ten.

    Also XP SP1 support ends soon... no more security patches. So you really should upgrade to SP2 soonish. See: http://www.informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=189401599&cid=RSSfeed_IWK_News
     
  6. bledd

    Don

    Joined: 21 Oct 2002

    Posts: 46,787

    Location: Parts Unknown


    try it on a slipstreamed sp2 install

    SP2 is the best thing to ever happen to XP