Free Firewalls

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by enigma, Jul 21, 2003.

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  1. enigma

    enigma Registered Member

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    Hi to all,
    I have had my machine for 6 yrs. and used NPF since day one. (except for a short period of time) I am a NEWBIE when it comes to computer security.
    My boy wants to go on line for the first time. He has no anti-virus (i use NSW also) or firewall. He is also strapped for money. (Hes too proud to take money from his old man.) Is there a personal firewall that is free, that i could recommend to him. The only one ive had any experience with is ZA, the free version. I used it for a short period of time myself, but im sure there are others just as good or maybe better. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    This is my first forum and first post. :)
    Thanks in advance!!
     
  2. claire

    claire Guest

    Hi Enigma,

    Welcome at Wilder's.
    I hope this can help you to make a choice :)

    http://www.wilders.org/firewalls.htm
     
  3. Blackcat

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    Hi again Enigma,

    Check out these sites;

    http://virusall.com/downprodfirewall.html

    http://firewallguide.com/software.htm

    Where you should be able to find some useful free firewalls together with those here at wilders.

    Zone-Alarm or Sygate may be the best one for newbies. If he can learn some rules, Kerio is also very good.

    Unlike, AV programs, the free firewalls generally offer good protection compared to the commercial software.

    If you are going to trial several firewalls, it is important to remove ALL traces of previously installed ones, as they do not like each other!!!!
     
  4. enigma

    enigma Registered Member

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    Many thanks to Blackcat & Claire for your useful links. Alot to choose from but i will sort it out.
    Again, many thanks :)
     
  5. enigma

    enigma Registered Member

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    Hi to Blackcat & claire,
    I installed the free version of ZoneAlarm yesterday on my sons machine. After some research thats the one i picked. Hes just tickled to death with it :D For Christmas im going to get him Norton PF though. Thats the one ive used for a number of years and i love it.
    Just wanted to let you know how it went :)
    Thanks for the links and suggestions :cool:
     
  6. claire

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    Hi Enigma,

    I hope you'll feel comfortable with your choice.

    Many happy hours of safe surf :)
     
  7. Blackcat

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    I see you did sort out the firewall.

    Safe surfing to you and your son.
     
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