Look at my setup and tell me which firewall i should get

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  1. Hpnotiq

    Hpnotiq Registered Member

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    Active programs:
    Ewido Security Suite
    Qwik-Fix Pro
    NOD32
    ProcessGuard

    On-demand: e-scan
    also have in case of spyware: Spyware Doctor, Ad-aware, Spyware Blaster

    Which Firewall should I get? I feel my computer is a bit laggish if that helps.
     
  2. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    In my opinion I think you should trial a few of them and see which ones run the best on your system. I hate to recommend a specific FW because they run differently on everyones computer. So I believe it is best to just try them until you find the one that runs the best for you.

    bigc
     
  3. Hpnotiq

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    Well I have an OK computer, I just want a real good firewall, maybe u can recommend a few, I used to have zone alarm but is there anything better out there? anything that uses little resources
     
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    There's a few of them listed here,

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=64030



    snowbound
     
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    you might do a little reading here and see if there is one there you might want to try.
     
  6. Hpnotiq

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    Well i'm guessing these are the best from what i see:
    gateProtect
    Tiny firewall
    jetico
    and kerio

    which would u choose?
     
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    Of the ones you listed i would choose Kerio.

    bigc
     
  8. Hpnotiq

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    what about from just any firewall out there which would u choose lol
     
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    I strongly reccomend Outpost. It comes with a lot of features "out of the box", but any extras that you don't want can be easily disabled through its plugin system. Also, it features superb logging and protection. RAM usage is quite low in my case, too (roughly 8mb or so), with no slowdowns. Give it a try!
     
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    I'd stay away from Tiny unless you're looking for complexity... Kerio is probably a little easier to use than Jetico also.. Kerio 2 would be preferable to Kerio 4 as well I think...
     
  11. Hpnotiq

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    bumppppp
     
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    I am currently running kerio 2.1.5

    bigc
     
  13. CrazyM

    CrazyM Firewall Expert

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    What I would choose would be based on my criteria and could be completely inappropriate for you. You need to determine what features you are looking for in a firewall, find the ones that have what you want and try them to determine which one best suits you. Everyone will have their favourite, but only you can decide what is best suited to your needs.

    To start your search, you will find a list of free firewalls in the "Other Firewalls Sticky Posts" at the top of this forum.

    Regards,

    CrazyM
     
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  14. Kaupp

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    I'm using Jetico at the moment with no problems

    For resource usage I'd break it into two groups with the first being the lightest

    1. 8signs Firewall
    2. Look'n'Stop
    3. kerio 2.15
    4. Jetico Firewall

    1. Outpost
    2. Sygate
    3. Zone Alarm
    4. Tiny

    hth

    Kaupp
     
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    Hi

    I'm totally agree with moderators.

    Which is good and better for me will maybe not for an other user.
    The most important is not to choose the best firewall (could we really answer to that question?), but the better for your using.
    PortsLock could be great for an advanced user, but it's better to choose ZoneAlarm for a newbie.

    A weel known one with a help forum could be an important criterion for the choice.

    On the next link, you'll find a little review about usuals firewalls:

    http://www.personal-firewall-softwa...firewall&OVRAW=personal firewall&OVKEY=person

    Have a good choice.

    Regards
     
  16. Diver

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    The champ for resource usage has got to be CHX-1. It does not even show a running process in Task Manager. All it has is a driver. When folks are comparing memory usage in Task Manager, CHX-1 would use zero. that is hard to beat. (You could boot Windows with and without the driver to see how much kernel memory is used, but most other firewalls are using kernel memory as well as running processes.) None the less, CHX-1 is not so easy to understand. I wish there was one of those machines like in The Matrix. After a minute Neo wakes up and says :"I know Kung Fu". Now, that would cut the learning curve down to size.
     
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    Largest problem with CHX-I is lack of app control... which most home users eaily identify with.
     
  18. Hpnotiq

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    I cannot find Kero 2.15 anywhere
     
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    no13-

    I like the way you put it about app control...

    "which most home users easily identify with"

    If you can get past the app control issue, and not everyone does or should, CHX-1 is conceptually difficult to deal with. Never take your own knowledge for granted, because CHX-1 requires some know how.

    One thing I may have missed, or it might not be here, is what sort of computer does the starter of the thread have. Resource usage is really important on an old machine, especially if it does not have much memory, and less important on a new one, especially if it has a gig.
     
  21. Hpnotiq

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    Hey thanks for the link but, I meant a download to Kerio 2.15
    Any idea where to download it from?
     
  22. Hpnotiq

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    HP Paviliion 540n
    1.6Ghz
    256mb RAM (says 224 in My Computer tho)
     
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