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    ♫♪ ♫♪ ♫♪ ♫♪ downhill's Avatar
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    Your favorite firewall.

    This hasn't been done for a while.....

    List your favorite software firewall and why?

    Zonealarm, cuz it's free.
    The tools of conquest do not necessarily come with bombs and explosions and fallout. There are weapons that are simply thoughts, attitudes, and prejudices to be found only in the minds of men. For the record, prejudices can kill and suspicion can destroy and a thoughtless, frightened search for a scapegoat has a fallout all of its own for the children and the children yet unborn and the pity of it is that these things cannot be confined to the Twilight Zone.

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    ZoneAlarm, cause it's free, easy, and it has a big red STOP button
    Oh, and it works !!

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    Originally posted by Norm
    ZoneAlarm, cause it's free, easy, and it has a big red STOP button
    Oh, and it works !!
    I second this statement.

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    black ice defender hands down. I found zone alarm to be to weak for my taste and black ice uses less resourses.

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    lord_yuri, do you realize that BlackIce doesn't block outgoing traffic, only incoming traffic? So anything trying to access the internet, BI doesn't monitor...it only monitors things trying to get in. ZoneAlarm however monitors both ways.


    Tiny is my favourite hands down. It's free and provides great protection if you know rulesets.

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    My friend's Linux firewall/proxy.
    i'm going to become rich and famous after i invent a device that allows you to stab people in the face over the internet

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    BlackIce Defender

    because MP said so, and thats the bottom line!

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    Originally posted by MousePotato
    BlackIce Defender

    because MP said so, and thats the bottom line!
    Who or what is MP? You?

    Ok.....so why is BI better? I'd agree that it's easy to use. Still, there is no monitoring of outbound traffic. Not an issue as long as you know your not installing spyware, or gotten infected with something or running warez that try and connect to websites all the time.
    The tools of conquest do not necessarily come with bombs and explosions and fallout. There are weapons that are simply thoughts, attitudes, and prejudices to be found only in the minds of men. For the record, prejudices can kill and suspicion can destroy and a thoughtless, frightened search for a scapegoat has a fallout all of its own for the children and the children yet unborn and the pity of it is that these things cannot be confined to the Twilight Zone.

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    I use BID.



    lord_yuri, do you realize that BlackIce doesn't block outgoing traffic, only incoming traffic? So anything trying to access the internet, BI doesn't monitor...it only monitors things trying to get in. ZoneAlarm however monitors both ways.
    No real need to monitor outgoing traffic if you are certain that nothing has gotten in to begin with! That's what antivirus apps are for! Also, if one never plays with ad supported software. There is absolutely NO WAY I can have suspicious outbound traffic because I am aware of what is inbound, I do not use spyware and I scan all downloads manually as well as all inserted disks/removable media.
    No one has any right to force data on you
    and command you to believe it or else.
    If it is not true for you, it isn't true.

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    My Favorite Firewall: Axent Raptor v6.5 (It's now a Symantec product. I'm crossing my fingers that they don't f it up like the At Guard technology.) So far, v6.5.2 was a release that only featured a packaging and documentation "upgrade".

    My Favorite Personal "Firewall" Port Monitor: BlackIce Defender

    It's easy to config. It's not a resource hog. It doesn't matter that outgoing traffic isn't monitored, I don't run adware or IM systems on my network. Nor do I download lots of garbage and install it on my machine(s). My only gripe with BID is that it can only deal with ports and not traffic types. I would really like to see a release that has at least, limited packet type filtering capabillity. But, I'm not bitching, the software is only 40 bucks.

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    ZoneAlarm, cause it's free, easy, and it has a big red STOP button
    Oh, and it works !!



    I agree. This is what I use.
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    i like norton firewall 2002 b/c it works great and it doesnt use alot of my recources

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    Thorazine

    BTW, a good free sniffer that can read the BID .enc file is Analyzer.
    No one has any right to force data on you
    and command you to believe it or else.
    If it is not true for you, it isn't true.

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    Originally posted by TonyT
    Thorazine

    BTW, a good free sniffer that can read the BID .enc file is Analyzer.
    Hummm....thanks for the tip, TonyT.
    The tools of conquest do not necessarily come with bombs and explosions and fallout. There are weapons that are simply thoughts, attitudes, and prejudices to be found only in the minds of men. For the record, prejudices can kill and suspicion can destroy and a thoughtless, frightened search for a scapegoat has a fallout all of its own for the children and the children yet unborn and the pity of it is that these things cannot be confined to the Twilight Zone.

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    *looks at router* I'd say that is my fav "firewall". Use it and ZA, cuz its free, and I can configure it oh-so-easy. Also lets me know when a proggie is trying to access the net.
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    Originally posted by brembo
    *looks at router* I'd say that is my fav "firewall". Use it and ZA, cuz its free, and I can configure it oh-so-easy. Also lets me know when a proggie is trying to access the net.
    ZA pro, effective firewall with flexibility to tweak to my liking.

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    TonyT,

    Do you have a link for the software?

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    Thorazine,
    You can get a copy form my download section, under packet sniffing. Also a link is provided to the home of analyzer.

    regards,
    greEd
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    Cool

    Norton Internet Security....... more than just a firewall, blocks the annoying ads and pop ups.

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    I used to use a combination of Norton Internet Security, ZA, and Sygate, but now that I have my SOHOWare BroadGuard router with Stateful Packet Inspection, anti-DoS and NAT, I'll ditch ZA. I still like Sygate's control of outbound traffic, and Norton's ad blocking. I also use The Cleaner and Trojan Shield for trojans (as well as NAV of course). For added security, I never post to discussion groups without passing through an anonymous proxy. Security isn't about any particular product, it's a state of mind. In my case, that's paranoia.

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