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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jens Raethel, Dec 22, 2001.
Is there a free firewall at all?
Firewall at all...I crack my self up!
I use Zone Alarm and I am VERY happy with it. Near the bottom of the page is the free version. It's not a trial version, it is free.
Thank´s alot for your fast answer!!
Sygate Personal Firewall. Also free, and I prefer it to ZoneAlarm.
They have a new Pro version as well, but the personal version is still free.
Whoa, fellas ...let's not forget:
TINY PERSONAL FIREWALL
Tough little guy, for sure
Just to add to the fray:
This is a new up & coming firewall that is highly touted in the comp.security.firewall newsgroup.
I am testing out the 30 day eval of the pro (pay) version now and it shows a lot of potential.
Hey, now I don´t know what to select...
I think I go with sygate...
Damn! I lost again!
I second Zone Alarm. I love it and it's not buggy, but professional and well written software. I use it on all my PC's and am very happy with it.
Okay I am going to try the Sygate this time also. I tried Zone Alarm a few days ago and ended up a week without my DSL connection. Tried everything I could to get ZA to work but it was a no go. Only got my DSL working again after removing ZA.
Never had any problems with za here Been using it for 6 months without a hitch.
I am also using Zone Alarm. Once configured for your system it works well. My only complaint is there are some programs running I have no idea what they are. Things like process 940 and process 1056 listening to port: TCP 5000. I'm a little concerned but can't find any information what these might be doing.
MikeH, are you running Windows XP? If so, go to http://www.grc.com, download Un Plug and Play and execute it right away! A vulnerability was found recently with this module, and it operates on port 5000.
Universal Plug and Play is a new feature that's suppose to allow you to interface with TCP/IP enabled devices such as refrigerators and washing machines. But since practically no one has any such devices, the utility is not needed at this time. Plus, the security hole makes your computer vulnerable to malicious hacker attacks. The UnPlug And Play program will allow you to enable and disable UPnP at will. Afterwards, access the ShieldsUp page to confirm there aren't any more security holes in your system.