Light firewall?

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  1. Comp01

    Comp01 Registered Member

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    Whats the lightest firewall I can get with basic outbound protection?
     
  2. Sully

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    That would depend on your requirements. A very lightweight firewall that would not watch for applications would be SoftPerfect, AS3 or windows firewall (among others). For one that does monitor applications, Kerio is a perennial favorite around here, but you could also try OnlineArmor or even DSA. Even older versions of Sygate are still well respected for this matter.

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  3. danny9

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    Comodo D+ uses an average of 11k.
    Very lite and smooth.
    Don't even know it's there except for the occassional pop up on a program it doesn't recognise. :cool:
     
  4. Antarctica

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    Been using Kerio 2.1.5 for many years now. Barely using 4,5k You won't notice it's there.
     
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    If you are behind a router, then all you need for outbound is a HIPS with network protection. System Safety Monitor will do the job -- light & effective.
     
  6. AJohn

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    Lightest firewall with basic outbound protection? Install Comodo Firewall Pro (free) without Defense+ and without the enhanced leaktest protection. This will not install Defense+ at all, where if you choose enhanced leaktest protection, it would still install some options of Defense+.
     
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    you know after testing commodo Firewall Pro for a week I am very disappointed for an easy to configure-easy to use firewall.

    I am now testing Online Amour Free and it seems (so far- I only have it on for one day) much more user friendly- and easier to use.

    robin
     
  8. LoneWolf

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    Look'n'Stop
    Don't know if it's the lightest but it is very light.
    I've tried many and always went back to LnS.
     
  9. entropism

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    Rising firewall, free edition. About 5MB taken up when I was running it. Which reminds me, I have to reinstall it.
     
  10. Osaban

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    I tried to do exactly that on one computer, but I'm pretty sure Defense + was fully active, and even when I tried to disabled D+ from its own GUI the command would be ignored on reboot. How does one know D+ is disabled?
    The console seems to be functional, and nothing tells you there's been a change.
     
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    I had Online Armour Free for a week, and yes it is more user friendly, but I was surprised how much it tends to alert you, it also keeps telling you what it is doing which I found quite irritating. My wife couldn't stand it, back to Comodo on that computer.
     
  13. robinb

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    In options you can uncheck the box that tells you it is alerting you whenever it does something other than asking to allow or dissalow a program


    robin
     
  14. 3xist

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    Hi

    If you want strong network protection, Comodo Firewall without D+ will do the job, Along with a good AV you should be sweet.

    I don't have any problems teaching/explaining/telling you how to handle Alerts with D+ though...And getting a good experience. :)
     
  15. risl

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    I'd say Look 'n Stop & Kerio 2.1.5
     
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    you want a light firewall? well use windows firewall. effective and very light.
     
  17. Antarctica

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    The OP mention with outbound Protection.;)
     
  18. Ed_H

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    If you are using Vista give Vista Firewall Control a try. It will give you decent outbound control for free.
     
  19. AJohn

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    Actually, you could install look n stop and disable the network filter, just leave the application filter enabled and use Windows Firewall for the rest. Nice, simple, light. Not 100% leaktest detection, but sounds like what you are looking for.
     
  20. Woody777

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    Kerio 2.1.5,Look N Stop,PC Tools Firewall, Sygate, Comodo, in that order.
     
  21. bman412

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    Of the firewalls mentioned, aside from windows firewall, which of them can handle gameguard without any collisions o_O
     
  22. acr1965

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    Jetico 1 if you have XP or earlier. Free and very good outbound protection although it'll take a bit to configure. I remember it sure being lightweight.

    http://www.jetico.com/jpfirewall.htm
     
  23. ankupan

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    LooknStop
     
  24. robinb9

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    for the clueless user I am finding online amour (free version) is the easiest to configure and so far it just plain works.

    robin
     
  25. Bob D

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    I agree (cannot comment on PC Tools, Comodo due to lack of experience).
    Agreed, but (although not "heavy") it is hardly the lightest.
     
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