How to protect my PC from Broadband service provider

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by Joey_P, Dec 30, 2005.

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  1. Joey_P

    Joey_P Guest

    Hi List,
    I have a Broadband connection. My service provider has rights to access my PC. I want to somehow block this access.
    What is the best way to do so ? I've tied using a firewall where InBound TCP/IP is Blocked. However it dosent seem to work.
    Any suggestions
     
  2. hollywoodpc

    hollywoodpc Registered Member

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    Hi Joey .
    Just for simple things , Zone Alarm Pro did it for me a few years back . You can set it to deny incoming from your ISP . Of course , other firewalls can do that too . ZAP was very easy . My ISP even told me to block them because there was no need for them to get to my computer . You say you used other firewalls . I am curious as t6o why it would not work ?
     
  3. CrazyM

    CrazyM Firewall Expert

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    Could you explain this a little further?

    Regards,

    CrazyM
     
  4. Brinn

    Brinn Registered Member

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    I'm thinking the ISP is scanning the PC to see if certain ports are being used (eg. HTTP).
     
  5. JDE

    JDE Guest

    Hey,
    Which is the best Free Firewall awailable o_O
     
  6. FluxGFX

    FluxGFX Registered Member

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    JDE,

    There's no such thing as the best. You would need to try some of them and see which one works the best on your system.

    Regards,
    fluxgfx.com
     
  7. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    At work, when we are evaluating a software, our last question is always the same :
    Can we use this software in spite of all its disadvantages ?
     
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