List of Free Firewalls

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by AJohn, Dec 7, 2004.

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  1. Kerodo

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    It's a fairly large download.. I'd be curious to know what ram and cpu usage are.
     
  2. Arup

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    Sadly I did download it due to my greed for free software, this one was offering too much, and believe me, with my slow 4.5kbps connection, it takes some dexterity to do so. Sadly as soon as I go to install it, out pops a notice telling me that 602 Lan Suite doesn't not work on dual CPU machine or Hyper Threaded machine, please go to the BIOS and disable one CPU or disable HT, so there ended my brief sojourn with 602 Lan Suite.
     
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    Arup-

    Ouch! Anything that does not work with hyperthreaded systems is badly dated.
     
  4. Kerodo

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    Ok, well I guess I'll have to schedule it for a look sometime later. Right now I just reformatted and have everything set up nicely, so I'm not in the mood to mess things up at the moment.. :) I'll post a note later when I try it sometime... or if anyone else tries it, I'd be interested to hear about their experiences.. it did look like you could do rules in the firewall, so it can't be all bad. ;)
     
  5. Kerodo

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    I just tried installing this one. It's pretty weird. It doesn't even start up on boot or present you with a config dialog when it's finished installing. I didn't care for it much. And the AV isn't free and doesn't come with the Suite, so why call it a Suite? You have to get the pay version to get the AV. Oh well. Nice try.. :)
     
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  8. Arup

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    Black Ice is paid, not free.
     
  9. 545

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    where's zone alarm? are u going to add it
     
  10. Triple Helix

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  11. hello guys, i am looking for an alternative to zonealarm cos it slowed my pc and my internet connection.i've heard good things about sygate and decided to download it, after install it needs my pc to restart, i always get BSOD. so i have no choice but to find other good firewalls that have good interface,userfriendly and not resource hogging and does its job as a good firewall. currently i've tested kerio,webroot,lavasoft,outpost,jetico,filseclab,armor2net and among these i like outpost the most, 2nd is armor2net and 3rd is filseclab though i think this uses a lot of memory too. among my options you can see my taste of choosing a replacement.Norton is out of the picture,cos it has always been bleh bloatware! It's sad to see good companies being bought out by bigger companies i am next going to try these other firewalls :

    BlackIce, eTrust, Fireball, F-Secure, Kaspersky, Look'n'Stop, McAfee, Net, NetOpt, Outpost, Panda, PC-cillin, PrivateFirewall, Sunbelt/Kerio, Terminet, Tiny Trustix & Windows XP

    Not Reviewed -- Armor2net, Bullguard, Comodo, 8Signs, Firewall X-treme, Freedom/Hacker Stopper, Hackersmacker/The Shield, InJoy, Jetico, Lavasoft, Norman, Omniguad, pcInternet Patrol, Primedius, Preventon, Safety.Net, SecurePoint, SecureUP, SoftPerfect, SphinxWall, Surf Secret, TGB::Bob! VisNetic

    AND THE OTHER FIREWALLS ON THE 1ST PAGE OF THIS THREAD. hope you could help me find a good firewall that has those 3 qualities i like that i know most or all of us would want with a firewall.
     
  12. moonforest

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    Comodo Personal Firewall
    ——Fairly Good ! Now it's free for personal user.
     
  13. smokey420

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    MY FRIEND HAS WIN 98 AND SHE DOESN'T KNOW IF SHE HAS A FIREWALL OR NOT....DOES SHE NEED ONE? SHE HAS AVG ANTI VIRUS AD-AWARE SE PERSONAL FREEBIE...AND SPYBOT SD ..SO DOES SHE NEED A FIREWALL...SHE REALLY DOESN'T KNOW HOW TO WORK SOFTWARE OF THIS NATURE.....SO IF SHE NEEDS ONE IT SHOULD BE EASY TO OPERATE....ALSO SHE DOESN'T HAVE ANY MONEY...
    THANK YOU...I DO SEE A TON OF DIFFERENT THINGS TO CHOSE FROM BUT ITS TO MANY TO MAKE A DECISION......
     
  14. WSFuser

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    please dont type in all caps, it suggests that youre screaming.

    id recommend an older version of zonealarm. any version below 6.5 should work on window 98. version 4.5 seems good.
     
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    You can get a free firewall program from many of the download sites such as DOWNLOAD.COM, FREEWR.COM, and SOFTPEDIA.COM. There are a few programs that support Windows 98 systems such as Filseclab, Jetico, Outpost Free (version 1.0.817), R-firewall, Safezone, Netveda, Securepoint, Securwall, SoftPerfect, Sygate, Zone Protect, and of course, Zone Alarm. Out of these, I think that Zone Alarm and Sygate are the more simpler programs. Sygate is now discontinued and Zone Alarm officially stopped supporting Operating systems older than Windows 2000 last month. I would go with Zone Alarm for your PC since I have it also on a Windows 98 machine with very few problems. You should download an older version because the most recent one will not install on anything with operating systems older than Windows 2000. The latest one compatible for Windows 98 is 6.1.744. There are also older versions 5.5.094 and 4.5.594 which are smaller in size and would save disk space. A lot of people still use the older versions, but you have to be aware that they might have fewer capabilities than the later versions. Here is the link to get Zone Alarm.

    http://download.zonelabs.com/bin/free/information/znalm/zaReleaseHistory.html
     
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    Forgot to mention that you should check to be sure that another firewall is not already installed or you could mess up your system. Look at the system tray for any icons that might indicate a firewall program. Also check the msconfig file to see what is booted up when the computer is turned on. You can also check the autoexec.bat, config.sys, and win.ini files to see what is loaded when the PC boots up. If you do find one already install, you will have to remove it before installing another firewall. You might be able to get away with two firewalls on your PC, but it might come back to bite you later.*puppy*
     
  18. smokey420

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    i do not know how to check those files to see if a firewall already exist.... thanks
     
  19. ccsito

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    For Windows 98, Click on the Start icon and then select Run and then a box will open. Type in "msconfig" in the box and then that should open a window that contains other tabs such as WIN.INI CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT. When you select each tab, it will show the contents of those files with a small square box on the left and the file name locations of items used when your PC is booted up. There usually is a descriptive file name associated with each line so it might give you an idea of what that program is loaded up. I am not on the Windows 98 machine right now so I cannot show up a snapshot of what it looks like. Sorry.:(
     
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    One comment regarding Zone Alarm. When I first installed it on my PC back around 2000, it would produce numerous pop up windows regarding any kind of communications from websites as I surfed. The number if pings that I got from a few hours of surfing could number into the hundreds. In most cases, the external attempted contacts to your PC is harmless. You can click on the link from the pop up for a more detailed explanation. I finally got fed up with being bombarded with pop ups that I selected the option to stop producing message alerts (located on one of the tabs in Zone Alarm). Since that time, I don't get any more pop up messages. You should always set the indicator for the Internet access option for your PC to "high" so that you block out any intruders. For the trusted zone, the setting of Medium is adequate. These are the default settings normally when you install the program, so you should not change them.
     
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    This program appears to be something similar to SSM which just released a beta that has intrusion detection capabilities along with a firewall. This program appears to be a zero day exploit prevention software that proactively stops spyware and malware from getting on your system (at least if you don't allow it to).
     
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    Moved your post misskitty914 to this location for better attention.

    Welcome to Wilders!
     
  23. ccsito

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    Theresa1983,
    To see what is loaded by Windows 98, click on Start and then click on the Run option and a box will open. Type "msconfig" in the box that opens up and click OK and then a System Configuration Utility will pop up. Click on the tabs for Config.sys , Autoexec.bat and Startup to see that they list. The information contained in those tabs will list the files and software loaded when the PC boots up. I am on my Windows 98 machine now so I could use that as a reference. Hope this helps.
     
  24. Albinoni

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    Just one thing here, I dont that MS offers a 90 day trial on the EZ Armor. I know EZ Armor has and does use an earlier version of Zone Alarms firewall but its a paid product. The free 90 day trial thats listed on the MS site is only purely AV.
     
  25. dukebluedevil

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    The link for Kerio 2.1.5 is now dead. Kerio no longer carries it anyore on there servers and Sunbelt has no interest in promoting it since they are trying to make money on v4 now. Dslreports has this version archived fortunetly so you can still download it from there (must be logged in first). Along with hashes to verify it if you like.

    http://www.dslreports.com/r0/downlo...3f80bed7076a8f4d1ed/kerio-pf-2.1.5-en-win.zip

    http://www.dslreports.com/r0/download/1003849~b7f546b5c02c81a74ce3b346ab1aee36/215_hash.txt


    (Credit goes to Gwion at the Kerio/Tiny support forum on dslreports.) http://www.dslreports.com/forum/kerio
     
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