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Ultimate Geek

Topic # 13775 28-May-2007 20:38
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My parents have ME (I Know) can anyone recommend a free firewall that will run on ME. (but not outpost)


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Master Geek

  Reply # 72607 28-May-2007 23:25
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I used Sygate personal firewall for ages and that's supported on ME. Seemed to do the job just fine.

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  Reply # 72773 29-May-2007 22:32
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wmoore: Hi

My parents have ME

Funny that, my parents had me too. Tongue out But I offer my condolences to you and your family for the burden of Windows ME. Back on topic - does nobody recommend Zone Alarm anymore?


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Master Geek

  Reply # 72784 30-May-2007 02:48
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does nobody recommend Zone Alarm anymore

Never used it, so can't comment. I've used offerings from Symantec & McAfee though. Wasn't at all impressed.

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Reply # 72793 30-May-2007 07:13
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I've heard so many bad things about Zone Alarm, Norton Firewall, it doesn't surprise me won't use them.

These software make changes at driver level, and even if you disable (turn off) them they are still in memory. Many times I've seen cases where the only solution would be to remove software firewall, because simply turning them off wouldn't do it.

It's a shame, but when drivers are involved things get really messy.

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