laptop firewall

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by pan15, Jan 26, 2011.

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  1. pan15

    pan15 Registered Member

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    i need a good firewall for my laptop. Its a 32 bit windows vista. I used pc tools firewall on it but it kept giving me crash's occasionally.
     
  2. Creer

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    Are you looking for free or paid solution?
     
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    I would go with Online Armor free. After the first few days the alerts reduce in number and it's one of the most effective FW/HIPS around.
     
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    you can try private firewall:thumb:
     
  5. Blues7

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    I currently use Privatefirewall (free) after having to remove Online Armor Premium (which I had used for a few years) due to its no longer playing nice with my system.

    I think Online Armor (free or paid) is a great program (if it works for you) but am very happy with Privatefirewall as a replacement on my XP Pro SP3 setup.
     
  6. Matthijs5nl

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    Windows Firewall

    You are on a laptop, so you are most likely also behind a router. If you got a modern router made by a well-known brand (examples: Linksys and Sitecom) that router will also include an hardware firewall.

    The combination of the Windows Vista/7 Firewall + hardware firewall is rock solid and extremely light.
     
  7. pan15

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    im looking for free version. 2 way protection. I would download any firewall to try it out and see if i like it but firewalls leave big messes behind when uninstalling. Im looking for something light i think thats the reason my computer crash's with pc tools firewall its to much for my laptop when doing activities that require the cpu, gpu to work harder
     
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    Many free solutions to deal with the fear pan :D Just find yourself a free imaging program - image - then test away - when done testing - restore your image ;)
     
  9. Creer

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    Have a look at this link. I hope you will find there some useful tests about lightweight for computer resources popular software firewalls during torrent, tv-streaming and web browsing activities.
    PS. PCTools didn't use so many resources as you can see so it's a little bit surprise for me that you are saying this firewall was 'heavy' on your config.

    HTH,
     
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    :thumb:
     
  11. Cimmerian

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    Definitely try Private Firewall...it leaves nothing, behind after an uninstall.
     
  12. pan15

    pan15 Registered Member

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    yes private firewall is the one im going to try. Thanks to all
     
  13. Zekeblue

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    Private firewall doesn't automatically switch profiles when you switch networks. That's been the deal breaker for me. If you use it on a desktop or on a laptop that doesn't need different settings for a trusted vs. untrusted (public) network, it seemed to be very nice and light when I tried it.
     
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