what software firewall can i use in conjuction with...

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by medz, Mar 25, 2006.

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  1. medz

    medz Registered Member

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    what software firewall can i use in conjuction with my netgear dg834g wireless modem router firewall...the problem with my hardware is that it doesnt block outgoing and the same with windows firewall..so i need an effective solution that will be compatible with my hardware.

    i looked at leakteast results...
    seem the top 3 are
    jetico
    outpost
    looknstop

    could someone help me out.
     
  2. trickyricky

    trickyricky Registered Member

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    Few hardware firewalls do block outbound access as that would render most systems unusable. So what you need is just a decent software firewall to give good application control, which is really most of the better free and paid-for firewalls. The three you mention are all very capable, so I'd suggest trying all of those and seeing which one suits your expectations the best. All will be fine working alongside a hardware router/firewall.
     
  3. Antarctica

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    Look'n'Stop is very good and has a one life time payment.;)
     
  4. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

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    i also would go with look n stop. it is very light and effective.
     
  5. Jarmo P

    Jarmo P Registered Member

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    Leaktests are not the only one decision to use a software firewall.
    If you try many of those, I expect soon you will get conflicts and need to reformat.

    My firewall, Sygate,was excluded from those tests, since it is not sold anymore.
    So no more interest to that leaking firewall tester.

    But Sygate has better logging abilities than many other firewalls.

    TRying something like jetico, getting top notch in the rank.
    Well, guestion comes, can you handle it?
    It is just leaktests, nothing to do with running your PC without unnecessary harassment from your firewall.
    So you decide what is a working protection and what is too much.
    Only .... testing firewalls leaves traces :(
     
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    I got LnS a couple days after trialing it, and have only been happier about it since. Very light and easy to use and very versatile. Get Phant0m's ruleset for additional rules you generally don't find elsewhere.
     
  7. TradeMark

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    I recommend also Look'n'Stop, its a very good firewall and a light one.
    and easy to use.:thumb:
     
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