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Windows Which Firewall?

Discussion in 'Software' started by Skylined, 23 Dec 2005.

  1. Skylined

    Skylined Minimodder

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    I was using Kerio, but it's about to get discontinued. :waah:
    Then I tried Outpost, and it doesn't like P2P. :waah:
    I used ZoneAlarm some time ago but I had problems with it, CPU usage went to 100% and stayed that way. :wallbash:
    I searched the forums, and many of you recommended Sygate, so I went to their site... and it has been discontinued too! :waah:

    So which firewall do you recommend me? :confused:
     
  2. RR5

    RR5 What's a Dremel?

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    I vote zone alarm pro v4.0
     
  3. maxxbasher

    maxxbasher What's a Dremel?

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    Loads of people hate Norton and i understand why when it comes to their anti virus, but to be honest i think they do a cracking firewall, I was always using freebie firewalls which were great and done their job well until it came to networking as none of them supported it, so i basically had to buy one, glad i did really because like i said i think it's spot on :thumb:
     
  4. RR5

    RR5 What's a Dremel?

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    Thats the only downside to using anything other than the windows firewall. For zone alarm, I need to fully disable it to allow another pc to connect to mine.
     
  5. pat1

    pat1 What's a Dremel?

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    did you try just taking it out of stealth mode?
     
  6. RR5

    RR5 What's a Dremel?

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    That might do the trick, but I just want it to work no hassle ;)
     
  7. Skylined

    Skylined Minimodder

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    I've been trying ZA 6 and I don't like it, it's way too basic.
    The information given when something happens is very vague.
     
  8. pat1

    pat1 What's a Dremel?

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    That's pretty much the case with any firewall... I swear by zonealarm pro
     
  9. Hazardous

    Hazardous What's a Dremel?

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    Argh Symantec :wallbash:. Why do you have to replace Sygate, which was actually a good firewall, with your utterly useless Norton crap. Your enterprise stuff is fine, but Norton is responsible for so many problems on peoples' computers that I have to fix. Sygate worked, and it worked very well. Norton Personal Disaster does not.

    Good thing I kept the SPF 5.6 setup...
     
  11. MrC

    MrC What's a Dremel?

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    Its always been norton for me, been using the NIS 2002 firewall that I got with an old Gigabyte m/b for 3 years and its been great.
     
  12. specofdust

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    Norton is fine, but its a resource hog.

    Sygate is still good imo, it'll probably be a pretty effective firewall for another 18 months or so, although towards the end of that period I imagine new hacks and tricks will be emerging that render it less effective.

    I really don't like ZoneAlarm, its just annoying, has a bad UI, and never really gives the feeling that your in control, and it had to be fully uninstalled from one of the langoers PC's at a LAN I attend before he could connect to the network, telling ZA to allow it, and even disabling it, didn't work.

    I'd have a look around for sygate now, but if you cant find it anywhere anymore(try the main download websites like download.com) then let me know and I'll host it for people, since I grabbed the latest version when I heard it was going down the pan.

    I myself just run with my NAT and routers firewall, with the following saying in mind "You don't have to outrun the Lion, you just have to outrun your wife".
     
  13. Skylined

    Skylined Minimodder

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    Well, seems that I'll have to give Sygate a try. :)
     
  14. maxxbasher

    maxxbasher What's a Dremel?

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    I don't think it's bad at all when installed by it's self you don't notice it's there, but if you load it along side Norton anti virus, the yes it is a resource hog.
     
  15. MrWillyWonka

    MrWillyWonka Chocolate computers galore!

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    I hate Norton, I've lost count on how many computers I have had to fix due to it being soooo slow with Norton on it. Norton + spyware on a computer is not nice at all.

    Sygate 4TW, a nice firewall, easy to configure and effective. McAfee firewall is good as well, although not free.

    I don't particulary like Zone Alarm, the free edition is too limited imo.
     
  16. Dodge

    Dodge What's a Dremel?

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    I've just looked and found that symtec have brought sygate.

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    luckily it can still be downloaded here

    http://www.simtel.com/product.download.mirrors.php?id=53687

    So once this product has gone, what are we suposed to use as a free good firewall? I use kerio personal firewall on this pc, but I don't really like it, crashes far to often. And zone alarm is a bit spyzzzzwarey for me.
     
  17. MrWillyWonka

    MrWillyWonka Chocolate computers galore!

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    Oh damn, Sygate is such a good firewall, and now Norton has come along and taken over it. I'll be careful not to delete my copies of sygate!
     
  18. ufk

    ufk Licenced Fool

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    bah sygate gone what a crock of poo!! especially to be replaced by nortons pathetic crap

    one of the better freebie firewalls, gonna have to put that on my usb thinger for future installs
     
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