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Topic # 88991 24-Aug-2011 12:40
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looking for a good free firewall for the inlaws, they were using zonealarm :(

if they were not the inlaws then i would tell them to buy one.




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  Reply # 511167 24-Aug-2011 12:42
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I use Comodo for free firewalls. It can be "in your face" when installing new progs etc, but after that seems to be pretty unobtrusive.

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  Reply # 511170 24-Aug-2011 12:46
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CADMAX: looking for a good free firewall for the inlaws, they were using zonealarm :(

if they were not the inlaws then i would tell them to buy one.


What's wrong with ZoneAlarm?




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  Reply # 511171 24-Aug-2011 12:47
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Ive used Comodo also, agree with stuzz.

However, is there a reason they need a firewall ? I find most people who want a firewall, dont actually need one as theyre behind a DSL router which usually have a basic firewall on them anyway. I havent run a software firewall actively on my systems in years and never had any problems.





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  Reply # 511174 24-Aug-2011 12:49
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Agreed, most DSL or routers provide adequate protection for the network, and then standard XP/Win7 that builtin is sufficient to cover over that.

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  Reply # 511180 24-Aug-2011 12:53
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they have a pci dsl modem, yes i know they are as old as the hills.




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  Reply # 511186 24-Aug-2011 12:57
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Woa, time to upgrade, $65 well spent, probably go 3x fast if they have been upgraded to ADSL2+ recently.

http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=9314

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  Reply # 511201 24-Aug-2011 13:18
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cyril7: Woa, time to upgrade, $65 well spent, probably go 3x fast if they have been upgraded to ADSL2+ recently.

http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=9314

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LOL, no they only just get ADSL they are out in the country side in Canterbury :P
i got them a d-link modem some time ago and it would not connect or back to the pci modem.

good time ay.

thanks for the help all, will be installing Comobo firewall this weekend.




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  Reply # 511202 24-Aug-2011 13:19
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CADMAX: looking for a good free firewall for the inlaws, they were using zonealarm :(

if they were not the inlaws then i would tell them to buy one.


What's wrong with ZoneAlarm?


every PC i know of has issues with it. have you tried to remove it?
i just dont like it, i think its a personal thing.......... maybe.......




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  Reply # 511204 24-Aug-2011 13:20
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CADMAX: they have a pci dsl modem, yes i know they are as old as the hills.


Eeep, understand why now :) Heh...  yeah, give Comodo a try :) Go through its settings tho and turn off the sandbox or itll drive them and you insane ;) Well..in saying that tho, thats kinda what makes Comodo good as well having the sandbox...  try it and see anyway.






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  Reply # 511212 24-Aug-2011 13:28
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Windows firewall works fine.

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  Reply # 511219 24-Aug-2011 13:36
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