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Best firewall

Postby johan01 » Tue Sep 18, 2007 4:36 pm

What's the Best FireWall?
Windows defender or to buy a router with a hardware firewall.
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Postby 127.0.0.1 » Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:56 am

There is no all around "best" firewall... depends on your needs.

but IMHO you can't beat a dedicated Linux/UNIX firewall box :wink:

http://tldp.org/HOWTO/IP-Masquerade-HOWTO/
http://ipcop.org/
http://www.smoothwall.org/
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Firewall needs ?

Postby oldtimer » Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:55 pm

I never use any.Please explain why i should ?
Who's attacking me.You want something on my computer.just ask. :D
I have no virus's.V-Com Fix-t looks after that (always reports zero)
and cleans up Spyware.
:D
I have XP Home. :wink:
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Postby Softix » Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:22 pm

I wonder if there is indeed a best firewall but I do like to used Comod since it is easier to acquire and it doesnt lag up my pc.
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Postby walkingheart » Sun Jun 01, 2008 4:46 am

i like comodo myself too..never had a problem with it..hope this helps
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Postby Softix » Fri Jun 06, 2008 6:40 am

I just used Windows XP firewall itself. Nothing else. I really don't know there are many types of firewalls software.
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Postby tughy » Wed Jun 25, 2008 12:53 pm

I have Norton Anti virus firewall but I am not happy with it, Norton make my PC too slow....
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Re: Best firewall

Postby biggles007 » Sat Jun 28, 2008 6:20 pm

I use pctools firewal plus.

It's good
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Re: Best firewall

Postby shifty » Mon Jun 30, 2008 2:04 am

Well, I prefer to use both a hardware firewall, and Comodo. Norton has a very good firewall,
however it can be very picky and cause problems with home networking (eg, file and printer
sharing). That's not to say you can't reconfigure it to allow specific local ip addresses (you can
actually) to access it, but I prefer to use whatever's free that is good. If you're worried about
cost, I found my modem/router combo actually brand new at a thrift store (go figure) for $4,
in perfect working order. Has an excellent firewall, and wireless setup. As 127.0.0.1 said though,
you would be doing pretty sweet with a Linux/UNIX firewall box. What you could try doing first
if you're not familiar with it, is using an operating system called "Untangle" (i'm not sure if
127.0.0.1 would recommend this, but whatever). It is easy to install/configure, and has a nice
user interface that is simple, yet functional. If you check out their website (as listed below)
they even have a java demo you can run that gives you an idea of how it works. It allows you to
setup spam controls, a firewall, virus scanning, etc. You can setup one or all of the features,
or pick and choose which would best suit your needs.

http://www.untangle.com/


Another route you could take, is to find one of the more commonly hacked wireless routers,
and run linux on it (if you do a quick google search, you can find out much more about this)
and often times people actually tell you where to get all your software from, as well as
how-to's to get it done. Good luck, I hope this helped a bit!
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Re: Best firewall

Postby dreamsbs » Thu Jul 03, 2008 11:32 am

I am using Kaspersky Internet Security and I am fully satisfied with it.
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Re: Best firewall

Postby sezman » Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:37 pm

Two type of firewalls Software firewalls and hardware firewalls. Most home routers have a basic firewall. Then you get something like tinyfirewall or zonealarm for software on the pc. Truth be told most hackers are not going for your home computer they are looking for open servers to send, spam, and war with other servers.
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Re: Best firewall

Postby akashd33p1 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 4:41 am

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Re: Best firewall

Postby shifty » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:56 am

akashd33p1 wrote:I use XP


This is quite possibly the most useless post ever. Please don't spam with garbage site links.
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Re: Best firewall

Postby allan29t » Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:39 pm

I use AVG antivirus and firewall. link. Is good to have a firewall enabled, at least Windows firewall, because you can be attacked by a LAN intruder if you play games in network, or simply via internet.
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