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  1. #1
    Elric di Melnibone'
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    what free AND LIGHT personal firewall?

    Hello,
    I'm looking for a *free* and *light* personal firewall, to use it on my
    acer aspireone (with windows xp home)
    On my desktop PC I used Comodo firewall, but it seems to me a little bit
    heavy for a netbook, I don't want to slow it down too much...
    ZoneAlarm? Outpost?

    Thank you!

    --
    I'm using an Acer AspireOne D150-0Bb: Atom N270 @1.6GHz, 1GB Ram, 160GB HD

  2. #2
    Volker Birk
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    Re: what free AND LIGHT personal firewall?

    Elric di Melnibone' <io@noi.com> wrote:
    > I'm looking for a *free* and *light* personal firewall, to use it on my
    > acer aspireone (with windows xp home)


    Just use the Windows-Firewall.

    Yours,
    VB.
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  3. #3
    Elric di Melnibone'
    Guest

    Re: what free AND LIGHT personal firewall?

    Volker Birk ha scritto:
    > Elric di Melnibone' <io@noi.com> wrote:
    >> I'm looking for a *free* and *light* personal firewall, to use it on my
    >> acer aspireone (with windows xp home)

    >
    > Just use the Windows-Firewall.
    >
    > Yours,
    > VB.


    Thanks, but..if I want another firewall? :-S

    --
    I'm using an Acer AspireOne D150-0Bb: Atom N270 @1.6GHz, 1GB Ram, 160GB HD

  4. #4
    Todd H.
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    Re: what free AND LIGHT personal firewall?

    Elric di Melnibone' <io@noi.com> writes:

    > Volker Birk ha scritto:
    >> Elric di Melnibone' <io@noi.com> wrote:
    >>> I'm looking for a *free* and *light* personal firewall, to use it
    >>> on my acer aspireone (with windows xp home)

    >> Just use the Windows-Firewall.
    >> Yours,
    >> VB.

    >
    > Thanks, but..if I want another firewall? :-S


    Reconsider?

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    http://www.toddh.net/

  5. #5
    Volker Birk
    Guest

    Re: what free AND LIGHT personal firewall?

    Elric di Melnibone' <io@noi.com> wrote:
    > Volker Birk ha scritto:
    >> Elric di Melnibone' <io@noi.com> wrote:
    >>> I'm looking for a *free* and *light* personal firewall, to use it on my
    >>> acer aspireone (with windows xp home)

    >> Just use the Windows-Firewall.

    > Thanks, but..if I want another firewall? :-S


    Why would you want that?

    Yours,
    VB.
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  6. #6
    Joan Archer
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    Re: what free AND LIGHT personal firewall?

    If you insist on using a 3rd party firewall try Online Armor from Tallemu.

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    "Elric di Melnibone'" <io@noi.com> wrote in message
    news:4a18105b$0$1111$4fafbaef@reader3.news.tin.it...
    > Volker Birk ha scritto:
    >> Elric di Melnibone' <io@noi.com> wrote:
    >>> I'm looking for a *free* and *light* personal firewall, to use it on my
    >>> acer aspireone (with windows xp home)

    >>
    >> Just use the Windows-Firewall.
    >>
    >> Yours,
    >> VB.

    >
    > Thanks, but..if I want another firewall? :-S
    >
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    > I'm using an Acer AspireOne D150-0Bb: Atom N270 @1.6GHz, 1GB Ram, 160GB HD
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  7. #7
    G
    Guest

    Re: what free AND LIGHT personal firewall?

    In article <kfYRl.103191$5N7.66979@newsfe09.iad>, joanarcher@gmail.com
    says...
    >
    > If you insist on using a 3rd party firewall try Online Armor from Tallemu.


    Online Armor isn't really lightweight. If you feel you must have
    something beyond the Windows firewall, try the last freeware version of
    Tiny Personal Firewall.

  8. #8
    Kayman
    Guest

    Re: what free AND LIGHT personal firewall?

    On Sun, 24 May 2009 00:30:48 +0300, G wrote:

    > In article <kfYRl.103191$5N7.66979@newsfe09.iad>, joanarcher@gmail.com
    > says...
    >>
    >> If you insist on using a 3rd party firewall try Online Armor from Tallemu.

    >
    > Online Armor isn't really lightweight. If you feel you must have
    > something beyond the Windows firewall, try the last freeware version of
    > Tiny Personal Firewall.


    Snakeoil #2

  9. #9
    Kayman
    Guest

    Re: what free AND LIGHT personal firewall?

    On Sat, 23 May 2009 20:36:45 +0100, Joan Archer wrote:

    > If you insist on using a 3rd party firewall try Online Armor from Tallemu.


    Snakeoil #1

  10. #10
    Kayman
    Guest

    Re: what free AND LIGHT personal firewall?

    On Sat, 23 May 2009 15:52:06 +0200, Elric di Melnibone' wrote:

    > Hello,
    > I'm looking for a *free* and *light* personal firewall, to use it on my
    > acer aspireone (with windows xp home)
    > On my desktop PC I used Comodo firewall, but it seems to me a little bit
    > heavy for a netbook, I don't want to slow it down too much...
    > ZoneAlarm? Outpost?


    For the average homeuser, the Windows Firewall in XP does a fantastic job
    at its core mission and is really all you need if you have an 'real-time'
    anti-virus program, [another firewall on your router or] other edge
    protection like SeconfigXP and practise Safe-Hex.
    The windows firewall deals with inbound protection and therefore does not
    give you a false sense of security. Best of all, it doesn't implement lots
    of nonsense like pretending that outbound traffic needs to be monitored.

    Activate and utilize the Win XP built-in Firewall; Uncheck *all* Programs
    and Services under the Exception tab.

    Windows XP: How to turn on your firewall.
    http://www.microsoft.com/protect/com...rewall/xp.mspx

    Read through:
    Understanding Windows Firewall.
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...2_wfintro.mspx

    Using Windows Firewall.
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...nfirewall.mspx

    PFW Criticism.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persona...all#Criticisms

    "Personal Firewalls" are mostly snake-oil.
    http://www.samspade.org/d/firewalls.html

    Why your firewall sucks.
    http://tooleaky.zensoft.com/
    "But I quickly realized the truth: The added protection provided by
    outbound filtering is entirely illusory."

    At Least This Snake Oil Is Free.
    http://msinfluentials.com/blogs/jesp...l-is-free.aspx

    Deconstructing Common Security Myths.
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/tec...s/default.aspx
    Scroll down to:
    "Myth: Host-Based Firewalls Must Filter Outbound Traffic to be Safe."

    Exploring the windows Firewall.
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/tec...l/default.aspx
    "Outbound protection is security theaterXits a gimmick that only gives the
    impression of improving your security without doing anything that actually
    does improve your security."

    In conjunction with WinXP SP2 Firewall use:
    Seconfig XP 1.0
    http://seconfig.sytes.net/
    --or--
    Configuring NT-services much more secure.
    http://www.ntsvcfg.de/ntsvcfg_eng.html

    Routinely practice Safe-Hex.
    http://www.claymania.com/safe-hex.html
    Hundreds Click on 'Click Here to Get Infected' Ad
    http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2132447,00.asp

    And (just in case) Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) has been
    superseded by Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA2) and/or IEEE 802.11.

    Good luck :)

  11. #11
    Casey
    Guest

    Re: what free AND LIGHT personal firewall?

    In article <4a17ff86$0$1118$4fafbaef@reader3.news.tin.it>, io@noi.com
    says...
    >
    > Hello,
    > I'm looking for a *free* and *light* personal firewall, to use it on my
    > acer aspireone (with windows xp home)
    > On my desktop PC I used Comodo firewall, but it seems to me a little bit
    > heavy for a netbook, I don't want to slow it down too much...
    > ZoneAlarm? Outpost?
    >
    > Thank you!


    Try Sygate Personal Firewall.
    http://www.oldversion.com/Sygate-Personal-Firewall.html
    Casey

  12. #12
    Ansgar -59cobalt- Wiechers
    Guest

    Re: what free AND LIGHT personal firewall?

    Casey <casey@invalid.address> wrote:
    > Try Sygate Personal Firewall.


    If you want to entrust your security to outdated, unsupported software.
    Otherwise don't.

    cu
    59cobalt
    --
    "If a software developer ever believes a rootkit is a necessary part of
    their architecture they should go back and re-architect their solution."
    --Mark Russinovich

  13. #13
    Casey
    Guest

    Re: what free AND LIGHT personal firewall?

    In article <gvci1eU7a6L1@news.in-ulm.de>, usenet-2009@planetcobalt.net
    says...
    >
    > Casey <casey@invalid.address> wrote:
    > > Try Sygate Personal Firewall.

    >
    > If you want to entrust your security to outdated,

    unsupported software.
    > Otherwise don't.
    >
    > cu
    > 59cobalt



    Sygate, allthough old is still a very good firewall.
    It has all the necessary compontnts needed in a good
    firewall---none have been lost with age.
    There is nothing to keep updated such as
    anti virus/trojan signatures.
    Casey


  14. #14
    Ansgar -59cobalt- Wiechers
    Guest

    Re: what free AND LIGHT personal firewall?

    Casey <casey@invalid.address> wrote:
    > usenet-2009@planetcobalt.net says...
    >> Casey <casey@invalid.address> wrote:
    >>> Try Sygate Personal Firewall.

    >>
    >> If you want to entrust your security to outdated, unsupported software.
    >> Otherwise don't.

    >
    > Sygate, allthough old is still a very good firewall.


    It is also still outdated and unsupported, and has thus no place
    whatsoever in any reasonable security concept.

    > It has all the necessary compontnts needed in a good firewall---none
    > have been lost with age.
    > There is nothing to keep updated such as anti virus/trojan signatures.


    Because the program is guaranteed to never have any exploitable bug
    anymore. Particularly not in relation to its well-known design flaws.
    Yeah, right.

    But I've already explained that to you time and again.

    cu
    59cobalt
    --
    "If a software developer ever believes a rootkit is a necessary part of
    their architecture they should go back and re-architect their solution."
    --Mark Russinovich

  15. #15
    Volker Birk
    Guest

    Re: what free AND LIGHT personal firewall?

    Casey <casey@invalid.address> wrote:
    > Sygate, allthough old is still a very good firewall.


    It's crap.

    > It has all the necessary compontnts needed in a good
    > firewall---none have been lost with age.


    Which one do you mean?

    That it installs a sysem service which opens windows, making shatter
    attacks possible?

    Or that it's completely useless with it's "outbound filtering", because
    one can trick it in minutes?

    Yours,
    VB.
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  16. #16
    dfinc
    Guest

    Re: what free AND LIGHT personal firewall?

    ZoneAlarm
    threatFire
    Kaspersky Firewall
    http://darfuns.com/download-firewalls/

  17. #17
    goarilla
    Guest

    Re: what free AND LIGHT personal firewall?

    On Mon, 25 May 2009 10:12:21 +0200, Volker Birk wrote:

    > Casey <casey@invalid.address> wrote:
    >> Sygate, allthough old is still a very good firewall.

    >
    > It's crap.
    >
    >> It has all the necessary compontnts needed in a good firewall---none
    >> have been lost with age.

    >
    > Which one do you mean?
    >
    > That it installs a sysem service which opens windows, making shatter
    > attacks possible?
    >
    > Or that it's completely useless with it's "outbound filtering", because
    > one can trick it in minutes?
    >


    just out of curiousity (sorry for the spelling)
    how exactly: renaming executables to allowed executable names,
    surf by IP, ...

    > Yours,
    > VB.



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