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  • Gary King
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    ZoneAlarm is pretty good for people who don't have time to config their firewalls, who don't know what the heck a firewall is, etc.

    I really loved it when I first used it, and I actually still do use it on several computers

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  • Shining Arcanine
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    Originally posted by Loyalty4Life
    I'm looking for free firewall software. It doesn't have to be fancy or loaded with features. I just want to monitor what goes in/out from my computer.

    Does anyone know where free firewall software is? Please no trial versions of firewalls. Any help's appreciated! Thanks.
    I recommend either ZoneAlarm Free or Windows Firewall (XP SP2)

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  • Scott MacVicar
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    Or wait until XP SP2 which has a great firewall that is very similar to Zone Alarm.

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  • DJWard
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    ZoneAlarm was developed by an ex-Microsoft programmer as I've been told, and when he first developed zonealarm he got thorugh Microsofts firewalls, however Microsoft could not get thorugh his firewall (ZoneAlarm).

    After using ZoneAlarm and Zonealarm Pro, there isn't much difference and the it's the best rated firewall program on the net.

    I recommend ZoneAlarm 100%

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  • Scott MacVicar
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    I'm using smoothwall too though my friends like IPCop better.

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  • Reeve of Shinra
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    I didnt like XP's firewall as it didnt tell you which apps were requesting outbound access. That little feature in Zone Alarm alerted to some spyware progs I never knew I had.

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  • Joe Gronlund
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    XP_SP2 has the most up to date firewall you can get right now and includes IPv6 support, not to mention it is free.
    Still RC1, but RC1 has no critical bugs, so nothing will change before final release.

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  • Martz
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    www.smoothwall.org

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  • IDN
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    IMO the best free software firewall is Tiny Personal Firewall 2.0 (Past 2.0 is not free.). It is under a MB in size and will ask you every time there is an incoming or outgoing connection. You can set rules to always allow or disallow applications; TCP/UDP/ICMP connections; port; IP address.

    Quite a nice piece of work. I can upload it for anyone that wants if you can not find it as it's no longer free for versions past 2.0

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  • ford_punk
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    I use Zonealarm (Free) and it seems to work well

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  • blockcipher
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    Kerio personal firewall is great

    http://www.kerio.com/kpf_home.html

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  • rockergrrl
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    Check out Sygate Personal Firewall:
    http://smb.sygate.com/products/spf_standard.htm

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  • Rapid Gaming
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    Windows XP SP2 firewall is great .. persuming you're using XP.

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  • DWZ
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    They have both a Free and "Pro" version (the pro one being 30 day shareware, then you buy).

    But the free version works just fine.

    http://www.zonelabs.com/store/conten...comparison.jsp


    http://www.zonelabs.com/store/conten...eeDownload.jsp

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  • Loyalty4Life
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    I don't believe ZA is free. There's a trial version, AFAIK.

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