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Old 09-25-2004, 10:39 AM   #11
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I keep having to say this -_- Anyways, here be the cold truth.

BlackICE - Bugger me... got to be the most insecure firewall on the net.
Sygate - almost as bad as BlackICE :S I used it, did a test and it didn't even work.
Outpost Pro - Now there's a firewall :P I'm using it now, and it works perfectly.
ZoneAlam - Toooooooo sloooooooooooooooooooooooow ...
McA - ... you get what you pay for.

Don't be fooled when people tell you to get a hardware firewall, either. THERE'S NO SUCH THING. All a "hardware firewall" is is a software firewall on a piece of hardware. It does, however, have an advantage. The fact that it is on a separate "machine" means that it can pay closer attention to things, where-as PC so-called "software firewalls" have to do more work and spread out more.

The hard truth is, nothing will keep you safe... if a "hacker" wants to get in, he will. Firewalls are unstable programs and can easily be crashed. Sure, they're good enough to keep skiddies out, but there's no point blowing 40 on a firewall that does the same as a free one.

Hope this helps :P
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Old 10-02-2004, 05:46 AM   #12
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Thumbs up to SYGATE, absolutely fab and it dosent cost a penny
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Old 10-02-2004, 03:46 PM   #13
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yes sygate is great im using it right now
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Old 10-02-2004, 03:54 PM   #14
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avoid "free" firewalls. often they put spyware or trojans on your comp.

hardware firewalls are the best.
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Old 10-02-2004, 03:55 PM   #15
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Compatable with AOL!

What about getting rid of AOL; and using the Extra Money to give to charity - and using a proper ISP to get Shareaza and Download a proper Firewall like McAfee - then when you have the money buy it properly.

yes and AOL isnt even standard TCP/IP!!!!
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Microsoft Windows Firewall! Worked for me for well over 7 years.
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outpost is good
altho im using Nortan at the mo
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McAfee! They are affiliated with Microsoft - so they much be good!
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i dont think they are
i didnt get along very well with Mcafee
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