Best free firewall?

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    granville GBAtemp Goat

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    I'd like some opinions on what are the best free firewalls for Windows. I just ran out my trial of Windows OneCare (which lagged my PC something awful) and am looking for the best free one currently available. Thanks in advance!
     
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    Zone Alarm and Comodo id say mate , theres also kerio !


    here mate courtesy of PCPitstop !

    The following FREE Firewall versions are:
    Zone Alarm free:
    http://www.zonealarm.com/store/content/cat...ry=US?=en
    PDF documention for Zone Alarm available here:
    http://www.zonealarm.com/store/content/sup...a/znalmMain.jsp
    If you are going to try Zone Alarm I suggest to just install the basic firewall so the bundled trial Antivirus does not get installed, Also I recommend NOT installing the new optional feature Spy Blocker, as it's run by the questionable search engine Ask.com. You can read more about Ask.com http://www.benedelman.org/spyware/installa...kjeeves-banner/

    Comodo free:
    http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/
    If you want only the Firewall, you can de-select Install Comodo AntiVirus during the installation process.
    http://forums.comodo.com/firewall_faq/wher...l-t27112.0.html
    Comodo (Uncheck during installation "Install Comodo SafeSurf..", Make Comodo my default search provider" and "Make Comodo Search my homepage")

    Sunbelt kerio:
    http://www.sunbelt-software.com/Home-Home-...ewall/Download/
    PDF documentation for Sunbelt Kerio available here:
    http://www.sunbelt-software.com/Home-Home-.../Documentation/
     
  3. da_head

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    yep, either zone alarm or kerio. but personally, i find firewalls useless, just get a good antivirus.
     
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    Thanks guys! I know ZoneAlarm is widely used and liked, but it doesn't work too well on my old clunker of a PC. I asked to see if new firewalls were any better than the old ones. Been a while since I used one besides OneCare.

    As for not using a firewall, I wouldn't dare NOT use one.
     
  5. Satangel

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    I've got AVG Free running as a firewall, never had a problem with it [​IMG]
     
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    Isn't AVG Free just a virus scanner?
     
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    It also offer real time protection, at least I've read that somewhere [​IMG]
     
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    I think it has active protection too, but it's not a true firewall.
     
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    Well I never had a real problem, been using it for almost a year now [​IMG]

    I also have Spybot on here, and scan at least 1 time in 2 weeks.
     
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    i never use a firewall either, i dont see the point in one. I find them to be more restrictive and hassle when it comes to using the internet.
     
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    ditto i use nod32 and Spyware Doctor !
    but he wasnt asking if we used one or not !
     
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    do you think i cared about what he asked? silly noob.
     
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    silly noob ?

    FYI u did agree with this silly noob , ya clown !

    TBH i was agreeing with your quote , till i noticed the other replier who gave the other answer !! i should have re-edited it sorry

    but this NOOB shit is pathetic , just coz you join a forum everyone thinks your a noob at everything ! GROW UP ffs