Which Free Firewall?

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by shamsay, Aug 11, 2006.

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  1. shamsay

    shamsay Registered Member

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    Hello all,

    i want to ask , which free firewall used very low memory usage but very high protected.which one u all recommend?ZA/Kerio/Sygate.Thanx :D
     
  2. rdsu

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    The next versions of Comodo Personal Firewall will have very low memory use, but if you can't wait for that, try Jetico Personal Firewall, but it is also more complicated to configure...
     
  3. Tommy

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    If you are a advanced user i recommend Jetico v1 for now. Freeware, 5 MB memory. Very powerfull, but needs a user with knowledge.
     
  4. zapjb

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    Easy, dependable & safe. Sygate.
     
  5. duke1959

    duke1959 Very Frequent Poster

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    Although I am waiting for next release of Comodo Firewall. I am currently using an older version of Sunbelt Kerio Personal Firewall which is 4.2.3. in the free mode. I have it set to ask for any new application trying to reach the internet for my outbound protection, and use another feature that remains in the free version called Application Behavior Blocking. I like this feature, and it can be explained at another time if necessary. Also as I type this, it' only using around 13MB to 14MB on my PC while of course logged onto the internet, but goes down to around 8MB later while not on. I haven't noticed any significant slow down with it on my account or my wife's either, and am currently quite happy with it. It's just that Comodo Firewall is truly (In mine and many peoples opinion) a better Firewall, but currently uses a lot of system resources. This should be corrected in the next release though, as the company seems to always strive to make the product better, and better. Speaking of which, please READ the Zone Alarm Labs Forum before you decide on ZA Free. I'm no longer certain if that company strives to do the same. Take care.
     
  6. Jarmo P

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    Never mind what, but do you think your writing is easy to reado_O
    I mean you obviously have a message there, but how anyone if not a super wizard can read you?
     
  7. duke1959

    duke1959 Very Frequent Poster

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    To Jarmo P. Although I often make many spelling and grammer mistakes, I just happen to actually be a Writer. I have however, been way to obsessed lately with writing and reading about Firewalls to write and need to stop. The reason I mention this, is because the book I'm writing is about alcoholism, and addiction, and more importantly about beginning to love ones self by trying to be a better person than you were before. Two things come to mind as I read what I wrote in my last post. One. I didn't mean to confuse you or anyone else, and agree with you that I should make it easier to understand what I'm trying to convey. And two. If however, someone doesn't understand most of what I wrote. There is a great possibility that they won't understand most of the Firewalls out there either. Now as for what you wrote. Since I truly am trying to be a better person than I was before, I won't comment any further. Oh, and just so you know. I'm 46 years old with only a High School Education, but I still have reached many people with what I write about, and thankfully it's very easy to understand. You take care now Jarmo P, and by the way as per the topic "Which Free Firewall?" You never told us which one you recommend.
     
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  8. farmerlee

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    I've been trying the latest version of kerio lately and it seems to work very well. It has some very handy security features and doesn't use too much resources for my system. If resource use is a concern for you, you could always try the old kerio 2.1.5 which is very light but doesn't have some of the handy features of the recent versions. But of course it all depends on whether you need them or not.
     
  9. Jarmo P

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    I am sorry if I upset you duke. Your english is good, i was not commenting on that.

    I meant only, and maybe was not in the best mood, that you put all the stuff together.
    I maybe have also a bit reading problem. It is hard for me to understand sometimes when people put no new lines for sentences or use no paragraphs, hehe

    Maybe not necessary to use as much spaces as me. Anyways this is not a writing forum. Many people much worse writing than yours. Best wishes.

    Jarmo

    PS
    I think older free firewalls like kerio 2.1.5 or sygate 5.5 are nice in that respect that they don't cause bsods or baby problems like the newcomers, plus they are resource friendly.
     
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  10. Morley44

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    Currently I am using Jetico. I installed it on my computer three times before I was able to get on the internet. It can be rather difficult, but thanks to some good threads here at Wilders I have it running now.

    I, too, am waiting for the new version of Comodo. I liked Comodo but could not accept the high memory usage compared to Jetico.
     
  11. duke1959

    duke1959 Very Frequent Poster

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    You know what Jarmo P? If I was as good a person as I would like to be, and am truly trying to be. I wouldn't have needed to responded to your comments like I did. The fact that you posted back to apologize tells me you are obviously trying to be a good person too. It is me that is sorry for saying anything harsh to you here in this Forum. The great thing about all of this is though, that you and I have replied back to each other today with kindness. I believe doing things like this, helps make us a better person then we were before,and also helps us to grow spiritually. Even with your reading problem, and my bad grammer, we showed here today that people can indeed communicate with each other with the kindness I mentioned, which I believe opens the door to the type of understanding needed to love one another.
     
  12. mercurie

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    Some of the products mentioned here I have not used. I have used ZA, Sygate and that one very low resource useage not yet mentioned, the name escapes me. However, I am very interested in this Comodo FW and also am waiting on the next version for resource friendly useage. ;)

    Interesting how ZA seems to falling away against a broader range of competition. :cautious:

    EDIT: NetVeda was the one I could not recall earlier. May want to look at that one too Shamsay.
     
  13. Alphalutra1

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    CHX-I of course :D
     
  14. rdsu

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    Yep, but it seems that he wants a different think... ;)
     
  15. the Tester

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    Kerio is light.The older version especially.
    Comodo will be great when the resource usage is lowered in a future version.
     
  16. Legendkiller

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    comodo.light easy and efficient!
     
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    I use Filseclab 3.0.0.8686 and it shows 6MB being used. Easy to config also! :thumb: :thumb:
     
  18. Dina

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    Kerio 2.15. Its still available for download. Its very light I can tell you that. Worked well on my system before I changed to Look n stop.

    Dina
     
  19. JerryM

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    Another vote for Kerio 2.1.5. I have it on one of my systems, and have used it for about 5 years with no complaints.

    I admit that I have no understanding of firewalls from the standpoint of why there is a great need for new versions. This old one has done well, and passes the GRC tests. I may try Comodo in the future, but I admit I hate to "train" a new firewall.

    Another vote for spacing the comments. It is a great aid for easy reading and understanding on these forums. FWIW

    Regards,
    Jerry
     
  20. CJsDad

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    Another for Kerio 2.1.5
     
  21. gerardwil

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    I tried all and everything. The best was GhostWall but I am back now to the basic XP Firewall. I think I don't need any other Firewall.
    I try to keep everything out of this box which try to phone home or contact black hats or whatever. The only reason: I don't like to fuzz around with firewalls.

    Gerard
     
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  22. JerryM

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    A couple of days ago I helped a friend set up his new Dell PC. He and his wife have no interest in computers, other than to shop and surf, and do not want anything asking questions or nagging them. They have no understanding of what to do when such things happen.

    I just left the Windows firewall, and none other. He had used Kedrio 2.1.5 on the old machine, but did not want any questions as to what to allow. I removed the trials of everything, including Norton Ghost and McAfee AV.

    I put Avast Home and free versions of a-squared and SuperAntiSpyware plus Spyware Blaster, SG, and AdAware on, and left it at that.

    I warned him about googling the wrong things.

    About a year ago he was looking for a present for one of his sons. He wanted to buy some Redhead hunting pants, but could not find a store that stocked them.
    He finally googled "Redhead," and guess what came up?? Yes some porn sites. He learned his lesson. His wife was there at the time and thought it was hilarious.

    I told him not to google redheads, blonds, or any other hair color.:D :D

    Some folks are so disinterested in computers that they need something that does not require decisions in the operation and security of them.

    Jerry
     
  23. Jarmo P

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    Jerry, I am not really so sure I understood your last message, cause sometimes I like to see women. :p
    But one addition I like to make to all those running kerio 2.1.5 or maybe sygate or other older firewalls and wanting some application control. Processguard.

    Running currently kerio 2.1.5 with Processguard free version. It has application behaviour control like kerio 4, but in a more stable manner at least with my computer, no bsods like kerio 4.
    Prevents the unwanted termination of critical security programs like antivirus or firewall, or practically any.
    And gives control of what to start, any programs. Now I have given IE and OE full access with no alerts in kerio 2.1.5, because processguard gives me control if I allow them or not. Just a hint that I like this program :)
     
  24. JerryM

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    You like to see WHATo_O

    I have not tried Processguard or Online Armor or others similar. I do have UnHackMe, and Snoopfree.
    Frankly, I am not sure that I have the abilities to know what to do with PG and OA. I'm not very savvy either, but I do know what a browser is.:D

    My friend who has had computers for over 6 years sometimes has to ask what is a browser and how do I bring it up? "What's an email client?"

    Thanks for the reply,
    Jerry
     
  25. Jarmo P

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    Jerry, I don't bare to see IDS programs. So even Spybot Search& Destroy's teatimer was too much for me. Not sure if those 2 programs you mentioned were too much for my stomache. I hate popups not knowing what to answer when installing new software, so IDS is out from my puter. Usually I rather google before installing new software.

    ProcessGuard free is though rather simple in concepts to understand, definately not more difficult than Kerio 4's application behaviour with a poor manual. PG is pretty much offering the same plus the wellcomed application service termination preventing concept. With a much more clear help file.
     
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