Norton User - Want to replace with GhostWall or Windows Firewall

Discussion in 'Other Ghost Security Software' started by pdaunno, Feb 28, 2006.

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  1. pdaunno

    pdaunno Registered Member

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    I'm running XP SP2 on our family computer and currently use Norton Personal Firewall 2005. My subscription is about to run out and I don't want to renew it. I'm considering replacing it with either Windows Firewall or GhostWall. For the typical family computer usage (E-Mail, IE, AIM), which would be best? What does GhostWall provide that Windows Firewall does not?

    Thanks,
    -Paul
     
  2. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

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    GhostWall is a simple and free packet filter. i have no experience with ghostwall so i cant tell u anything more. teh Windows Firewall has application control and for normal internet usage, itd be fine.
     
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    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    The windows firewall has incomeing filtering but does not have outgoing application control
     
  4. pdaunno

    pdaunno Registered Member

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    If I understand correctly, Windows Firewall only does incoming filtering whereas Ghostwall does incoming filtering plus outbound application filtering?

    Thanks,
    -Paul
     
  5. tayres

    tayres Guest

    Paul,

    From the Ghost Security website:

    It does not include outbound application filtering.

    See this recent thread for a discussion of some differences between the two: [thread]117964[/thread]
     
  6. pdaunno

    pdaunno Registered Member

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    Thanks. I think I will try Windows Firewall and see if that will suit my needs.
     
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