Kaspersky Antihacker vs zonealarm free

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by Suggers, Jun 30, 2006.

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  1. Suggers

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    Hi,
    I currently use an older version of zonealarm free (I have windows 98 SE and newer versions of ZA free don't run on windows 9x), but as part of a free software package, I have received a free license key for Kaspersky Antihacker.

    Does anyone know how kaspersky antihacker runs on an older win 98 PC? Im asking because I previously used KAV version 5, but had to uninstall it, as it caused a number of problems with my PC that KAV technical support couldnt help with. I dont want to install Kaspersky antihacker if it will cause similar conflicts.

    ZA free is very easy to use, I just install it and run, no need to configure anything. Is Kaspersky antihacker also pre-configured or easy to configure? Also, how does ZA free compare with Kaspersky in it's resource usage, as ZA runs very well at the minute I dont really want a new firewall if it going to slow down my pc?

    Regards,
     
  2. Legendkiller

    Legendkiller Registered Member

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    i think you should go for zonealarm instead of anti-hacker,simply because the stand-alone one isn't as good as the one bundled with their security suite and also from what i have learnt that kaspersky isn't going to contunie with it anymore...
    so go for za!
     
  3. ASpace

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    Also vote for ZA .

    Something else I would recommend , since you use too old operating system , consider buying qualitive router which will be a hardware firewall including NAT and SPI . In addition with good antivirus , you'll not need outgoing protection
     
  4. Suggers

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    Thanks for that, Ill stay with ZA free- I was a bit surprised at how poorly it did in some leak tests, but from what ive been reading kaspersky anti-hacker probably isnt be much better. :)
     
  5. unhappy_viewer

    unhappy_viewer Registered Member

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    There's the famous quote: "You get what you paid for". Paid versions of ZA will offer you significantly better protection with their OSFirewall feature.
     
  6. farmerlee

    farmerlee Registered Member

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    Yeah the free ZA firewall doesn't do too well in the leaktests.
    For a rock solid firewall i'd suggest Jetico which is free, doesn't seem to use too much system resources and will work with win98. It can be a little tedious to setup but is very good imo.
     
  7. speedlever

    speedlever Registered Member

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    Is Jetico still being developed? Last version I see is 1.0.1.61 dated 19July2005.
     
  8. Kerodo

    Kerodo Registered Member

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    There is supposedly a version 2 in the works but we have yet to see any sign of it...
     
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