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Trivium Nate 07-05-2006 01:02 AM

Firewall
 
What Firewall should I use?

Windows firewall is bad

Zone Alarm wont install any more on my pc

Webroot Desktop Firewall worked nicely expcet when i started up my pc it shows a splash screen that it displayed for about 5 minutes and you cant turn it off.

Mcafee firewall i hate this one and it wont install on my pc any more lol
i hear that their is an avg Firewall?

Yeah so what do you suggest? Im thinking of just going with Webroot.

btw Sorry for starting another Firewall thread :(

MarxSoccer 07-05-2006 01:15 AM

Re: Firewall
 
I just use Windows Firewall, with Avast and all of it's On-Access protection

Toby 07-05-2006 01:25 AM

Re: Firewall
 
Outpost Firewall Pro...

Edit - Nate, check your pm's.

joxley1990 07-05-2006 08:44 AM

Re: Firewall
 
Use another old computer, best firewall about.

LA061 07-05-2006 08:46 AM

Re: Firewall
 
Yes, there is an AVG firewall....

DJ-CHRIS 07-05-2006 12:32 PM

Re: Firewall
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by joxley1990
Use another old computer, best firewall about.

Heh yes running a dedicated computer as a firewall is a great idea.

However for someone who wants somethign cheap and simple, just get a router with built in firewall. 50$ solution and it's easy to work with.

However if you want to go far, get a real firewall like a Cisco PIX or Cisco Router running a security enhanced version of IOS.

joxley1990 07-05-2006 06:22 PM

Re: Firewall
 
Seriously, the best way is an old computer, it doesnt have to be good, just one that you can install a firewall OS on, I've got one, it's like 100Mhz, 64MB RAM, and a 5GB HDD, I just put the firewall linux on, installed a few network cards, and off I went, works a treat.

Starr 07-06-2006 12:02 AM

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Get a Nat router. Best firewall ever. Ths irony is it works because it is stupid.

Trivium Nate 07-06-2006 12:07 AM

Re: Firewall
 
I have a firewall on my router. I think I shall just go back to Webroot Desktop firewall

Hackslayer 07-06-2006 04:30 AM

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I have no choice but to use windows firewall, to me it's better than most.


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