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speedstreak 
24/2/08 6:57:23 PM
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im currently using avast as my anti-virus ( cause im poor and its free)

but i want to add a firewall to my list of apps to secure my precious data and was wondering if there were any free decent firewalls out there

ty

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bowiee 
24/2/08 10:57:13 PM
Hero
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Zone Alarm my first choice.
http://www.download.com/ZoneAlarm-Firewall-Windows-2000-XP-/3000-10435_4-10039884.html

2nd choice Comodo,
http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

Also Ashampoo is a good firewall but the free version does not yet support vista.
http://www.download.com/Ashampoo-FireWall/3000-10435_4-10575187.html

EDIT: No need to apologise for using avast IMHO AVG and Avast (both free) are much better than any pay for virus solution.


Edited by bowiee: 24/2/2008 10:59:38 PM

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bnew 
3/3/08 11:46:25 PM
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Quote by bowiee
Zone Alarm my first choice.
http://www.download.com/ZoneAlarm-Firewall-Windows-2000-XP-/3000-10435_4-10039884.html

2nd choice Comodo,
http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

Also Ashampoo is a good firewall but the free version does not yet support vista.
http://www.download.com/Ashampoo-FireWall/3000-10435_4-10575187.html

EDIT: No need to apologise for using avast IMHO AVG and Avast (both free) are much better than any pay for virus solution.


Edited by bowiee: 24/2/2008 10:59:38 PM



Not having a go at you, but I'm interested as to why Zonealarm would be your first choice over Comodo. I don't mind Zonealarm, but everything I've read points to Comodo being the better of the two.

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bowiee 
4/3/08 5:56:21 AM
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Mostly because I found comodo a bit of a pain to configure. Maybe it was just me. :)

But after using comodo then zonealarm and then ashampoo, all for several months, I found that comodo gave me the most trouble with it's interface.

Out of the 3 above ashampoo is the simplest to use/configure and it works great.

But I put it last because of a lack of Vista support,(for now).



Edited by bowiee: 4/3/2008 6:00:47 AM

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aliali 
4/3/08 12:05:11 PM
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Quote by bowiee
Mostly because I found comodo a bit of a pain to configure. Maybe it was just me. :)


Not the only one Bowiee, I found the same.

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Jeruselem 
4/3/08 11:56:52 PM
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Just a note to people who post on the official ZoneAlarm forums - I am the same Jeruselem (Guru) on those forums.

:)

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bowiee 
5/3/08 5:54:21 AM
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Quote by Jeruselem
Just a note to people who post on the official ZoneAlarm forums - I am the same Jeruselem (Guru) on those forums.

:)


Hear ye ! Hear ye ! Let the trumpets sound! let the people rejoice ! Let the dancing in the streets begin ! The GURU from zonealarm is amongst us ! ;)

You left yourself open for that when you included your rank. :)

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bnew 
6/3/08 5:01:47 PM
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Quote by aliali
Quote by bowiee
Mostly because I found comodo a bit of a pain to configure. Maybe it was just me. :)


Not the only one Bowiee, I found the same.


Hmmm, fair enough. I'm using the latest version of Comodo and that wasn't my experience. Horses for courses.

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Pete 
2/5/08 12:24:39 PM
Champion

Zone Alarm +1

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lloyd_borrett 
8/5/08 10:15:32 PM
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IMHO AVG and Avast (both free) are much better than any pay for virus solution.


While I really appreciate the endorsement for AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition, there is a big difference in the level of protection you get when running one of our commercial solutions. See www.avgfree.com.au for a comparison of features.

The free versions provide a base level of protection that enables those that would otherwise have no protection be better off. And if they're better protected, it assists in the protection of the rest of us.

But IMHO you shouldn't confuse a base level of protection with the protection level you really should have.

Best Regards, Lloyd Borrett
Marketing Manager, AVG (AU/NZ)


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PC FREAK 
12/5/08 11:47:51 PM
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While we appreciate your input lloyd borrett. Please make your posts more constructive, i support AVG 8 even have 2 copies but your posts are more or less copies upon them selves.

Please provide a link to what you refer too, or/and describe/inform us how it provides better support. You will get more respect and people will like the posts you make around here more.

If you do the above then users im sure will welcome your input on the boards :D

EDIT: This of course represents my own view :)


Edited by PC FREAK: 12/5/2008 11:50:40 PM

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