plain/basic/simple firewall required,any suggestions?

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  1. mr mister

    mr mister Registered Member

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    which is the most basic firewall?
    some programs require internet access,and others don't - i need a firewall only to do this job of allowing/disallowing
    i have tried zonealarm,outpost and others - i couldn't figure them out
    so i have settled with armor2net,so far,it is the only firewall that i understand.
    are there any other simple/basic firewalls which a computer novice can comfortably use?
    thank you
     
  2. LoneWolf

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    So your looking for a FW with app control.
    But you need to give more info like your OS.
    Free or paid?
     
  3. AJohn

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    Try Look 'n' Stop with the Network Filtering part disabled. This will provide very simple software allow/deny prompts.

    Edit: Use it with the built in Windows Firewall :D
     
  4. mr mister

    mr mister Registered Member

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    windows xp
    either free or paid,as long as it is easy to use
     
  5. Xenophobe

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    Sygate uses only Allow/Deny prompts, along with being very light.
     
  6. farmerlee

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    You could try the free ashampoo firewall.
     
  7. LoneWolf

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    Then I would say Look'n'Stop.
    Try it and see how you like it. :D
    30 day trial HERE
    Setup help HERE
     
  8. SourMilk

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    Windows XP > Kerio 2.15 for sure.
     
  9. Hairy Coo

    Hairy Coo Registered Member

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    My favorite plain and simple is------

    Filesclab!!

    Get it here before the price increases
     
  10. WSFuser

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    If you already have a router for inbound protection, you could try Proxy Firewall to control applications from connecting out.
     
  11. glentrino2duo

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    plain/basic/simple firewall is a good description for the in-built Windows XP SP2 firewall.
    now that you've got inbound (one of the best inbound, IMO) covered, you can use OA Free (with a rule to allow all inbound) for outbound (one of the best outbound). That is if you care about leaktests, I don't.
     
  12. Diver

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    In its operation Comodo 2.4 is very simple. Just allow or deny, that's it. It will work fine without custom rules.
     
  13. Timo Schmidt

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    Online Armor Free (2.1.50 or higher !!) or CFP 2.4 (Comodo 3.0 looks plain and simple only at the first sight but at the second sight it has many features which require the user that he/she knows what he/she does ;) )

    Install and forget ^^

    OA Free 2.1.5x (go to their Support-Forums to get the latest build): www.tallemu.com
    Comodo 2.4: www.comodo.com

    Online Armor Free should be installed in Build 50 or higher since older Builds had some Problems with games (high pings etc) :D. It has (basic) key-logger protection / HIPS and does all jobs of a classic firewall without popping up to much :D. Read matousec.com if you want to go deeper ;).



    Btw. Mike - World of Warcraft doesn't run very smooth even with this current build of OA. The occassional stuttering of sound / TS-communication is still there :D



    Greetings and happy christmas


    Timo
     
  14. clambermatic

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  15. Fuzzfas

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    -Online Armor Free with HIPS disabled.
    -Ashampoo (but the free version doesn't stealth ports,if it's ok with you.).
    -AppDefend 1Beta (nagware), with all options disabled except from internet.

    But really, ZAF is one of the easiest.
     
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