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Free Personal Firewalls

PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2006 7:06 pm
by OhMyGod
Since many free Personal Firewalls are no longer available like Sygate and Kerio, which have been bought by other companies, many may wonder where you still can get a free Personal Firewall. Here is a list.


AS3 Free Personal Firewall

Comodo Free Personal Firewall

Filseclab Free Personal Firewall Professional Edition

Jetico Free Personal Firewall

Agnitum Outpost Free Personal Firewall

SoftPerfect Free Personal Firewall

Zone Alarm Free Personal Firewall


Thanks. :D

PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 3:39 am
by thejynxed
To add to your list: Tiny Personal Firewall (This firewall is very much for the technical user, and is not recommended for those who have no prior knowledge on how to properly configure and use a firewall.)

Smoothwall (for use if you have a spare PC to use as a hardware firewall)

and Comodo. (I have not personally tried this firewall, but their corporate site should give you more information, I am sure you can all Google for reviews on your own.)

Here is a good list of firewalls if anyone cares to browse: Firewallguide

And the obligatory Wikipedia article on firewall software: WikiPersonalFirewalls

OSS Firewalls For Windows: OSS Win Firewalls

PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 4:17 am
by FreeHannaH
Another free one:

Netveda safety.net 3.61




first post: w00t

PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 5:02 am
by Mrs. 2p
thanks guys! we've been getting quite a few questions regarding fw's lately! :D

*sticky*

PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 6:07 am
by OhMyGod
thejynxed wrote:To add to your list: Tiny Personal Firewall (This firewall is very much for the technical user, and is not recommended for those who have no prior knowledge on how to properly configure and use a firewall.)


Tiny Personal Firewall is only a 30 day trialware.
They no longer have a free version.

http://www.tinysoftware.com/home/tiny2? ... at=cat_tf6
Read the General Information.

Thanks. :D

PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 7:55 am
by DaBlade
You forgot the best one of them, iptables, A.K.A. NetFilter

PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 8:28 am
by Wolffi
Kerio Personall Firewall is still available, it has just been sold and rebranded into Sunbelt Kerio Personall Firewall. Same software, different owner.

There is a pay version and a free version. The free version only lacks some cookie blockers and other mostly useless features. You get the full version for 30 days after which you either pay or revert to the free version.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 8:34 am
by abou105
DaBlade wrote:You forgot the best one of them, iptables, A.K.A. NetFilter


what makes it the best - how isit better than kerio ?

not having a go im just intrested because most firewalls ar emuch of a muchness now and the only big difference i see is resource use.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 9:30 am
by DaBlade
Click here to find out.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 9:36 am
by Mrs. 2p
well that was a helpful reply! great post for a sticky on firewalls :roll: perhaps we should have a sticky on each tech subject we can think of directing people to google? :lol:

PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 9:38 am
by LaX
DaBlade wrote:You forgot the best one of them, iptables, A.K.A. NetFilter

For once I'd like something other than linux from you when it comes to security :P

PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 9:40 am
by ToM
Kerio 2.1.5 and Mrs. 2p are the only things you'll ever need in your life.

Comodo

PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 6:46 pm
by SyLeNtTbRoWn
Hey Guys!!
Yeah its been awile and under a new name its good to be back. I have just installed COMODO personal firewall and i give it 2 thumbs up, its easy to use, no unnessary setup, Great for newbies!! I do like that there is a feature tha allows you to block unnessary .dll files, great for hunting down those pesky virus.There are a few other neat features as well, if you get Comodo from the link abouve you get free No trial periods. Thanks you guys for anouther good find!! Check it out!! :twisted:

PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 11:41 pm
by Glass
Hmm.. I have been using Sygate forever, but I dunno, are there any good open source FWs out for Win32 platform?

PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 11:49 pm
by PhuckedUpCanuck
Nice bump :lol:

Re: Comodo

PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 7:15 am
by OhMyGod
SyLeNtTbRoWn wrote:Hey Guys!!
Yeah its been awile and under a new name its good to be back. I have just installed COMODO personal firewall and i give it 2 thumbs up, its easy to use, no unnessary setup, Great for newbies!! I do like that there is a feature tha allows you to block unnessary .dll files, great for hunting down those pesky virus.There are a few other neat features as well, if you get Comodo from the link abouve you get free No trial periods. Thanks you guys for anouther good find!! Check it out!! :twisted:


Actually Comodo is one of the best freeware firewalls, I run it on my other computer and I like it better than any others that I tried except for Sygate which I run on my main pc too bad Norton bought them out.


Thanks. :D

PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 2:04 pm
by Mrs. 2p
ToM wrote:Kerio 2.1.5 and Mrs. 2p are the only things you'll ever need in your life.

saw this only now thanks to the bump :oops:
flattered ToM :lol:

PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 2:20 pm
by P2P_G
I use Zone Alarm Free Personal Firewall

PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 2:23 pm
by MrFredPFL
mrs. 2p - welcome back :)

p2p_g - consider using something else ;)

PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2006 12:35 pm
by P2P_G
MrFredPFL wrote:mrs. 2p - welcome back :)

p2p_g - consider using something else ;)


I know that this i a very old thread but nope, Zonelabs rules! :wink:

PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2006 12:41 pm
by Skel
i dont use a firewall.... not like i need one..

PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 7:39 pm
by P2P_G
Skel wrote:i dont use a firewall.... not like i need one..


But it feels good to be a lil bit safer :)

Im useing Outpost Firewall Pro now cuz some people said that zonezabz sucked :lol: Outpost Firewall Pro works fine here :wink:

PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 7:42 pm
by Fartingbob
P2P_G wrote:Zonelabs rules! :wink:

P2P_G wrote:Im useing Outpost Firewall Pro now cuz some people said that zonezabz sucked

So, does it suck or rule? You seem to tend to follow the crowd way too much.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 7:47 pm
by P2P_G
Fartingbob wrote:
P2P_G wrote:Zonelabs rules! :wink:

P2P_G wrote:Im useing Outpost Firewall Pro now cuz some people said that zonezabz sucked

So, does it suck or rule? You seem to tend to follow the crowd way too much.


Ohh i was just kidding :lol: Zonelabs is OK but not good...Outpost Firewall Pro is better :wink:

PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 7:58 pm
by TcE
setup your router good

use kerio personal firewall pro 4.x.x and your set