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Suggestion for a Firewall?

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by sapper, Jun 9, 2003.

  1. sapper

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    I know this forum isnt probably the most appropiate place to post this request for assistance, but...

    Help please....

    Having been out of the country for a few months, my PC (Telewest Broadband) seems to be the target of irritating pop up messenger adverts.

    I have installed Outpost Firewall software (version 1 freebie) from Agnitum. However, Im not sure how well it is working. In fact since it has been installed I have had problems relating to intenet access for soem bizaree reason.

    Which Firewall software are you all using? Which is easy to understand? Whilst I am not a computer phobe (I use PC's at work) outpost, does not seem too easy to use, though I ought to re-read the manual.

    Any comments would be most appreciated.

    Adrian
     
  2. Mr.D

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    The shield's up website is good for checking out your firewall.
    ZoneAlarm is one of the recommended free firewalls that seems to have a good rep: a mate of mine suggested it was better than his Norton one.
     
  3. lmccauley

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    I like ZoneAlarm.

    Free, easy to set up and works well.

    Cheers,
    Liam
     
  4. nathan_silly

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    I've got Zone Alarm as well.

    I'm behind a router, Zone Alarm reports no incoming access attempts in the last couple of weeks (since I've installed it). So I not sure if I need a firewall or not??
     
  5. MuFu

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    If you are behind a NAT-enabled router you don't really need a software firewall.

    MuFu.
     
  6. lmccauley

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    I dunno, I like to know when some new program is trying to access the internet, even when I'm behind a NAT router.
     
  7. nutcase_1uk

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    Zone alarm and a netgear router here.
     
  8. kelvin

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    I use Sygate Firewall at the moment :)

    I've used Zone Alarm in the past, but having heard some bad things about the latest free version I thought I'd try a different one when I wiped everything out last time :)

    Both are available as freeware from www.downloads.com

    K.
     
  9. Loafer316

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    I use Kerio personal Firewall....does it's job and doesn't hog up the system...plus its free :)
     
  10. MonkeyDonkey

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    Another vote for Zonealarm here.

    I have a licenced copy of Norton, but still use the free edition of Zonealarm.
     

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