Firewall which one is the best?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Sinster, Mar 4, 2002.

  1. Sinster

    Sinster Moderator

    and why?

    I have used ZoneAlarm = ran into problems with programs such as battlecom and messing with my mouse inputs.

    I am currently using Tinys Firewall which just started to mess with my mouse inputs.

    I am looking into Nortons Internet Security. Is it any good?
  2. eGoalter

    eGoalter Guest


    tiny firewall, seems to be the best for xp in my opinion, did u get the latest version? im not sure about norton internet security.;)
  3. Sage

    Sage Guest

    Norton Firewall

    I had norton's firewall and although it looked good and seemed to block everything (when tested on symantec's site), when I tested it on other test sites ports showed up as closed not blocked. I went back to tiny personal firewall - no probs and shows up blocked or stealth on every test site I've tried.
  4. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Norton Firewall just flashed at me everytime, Zonealarm 3 is working nicely now I have gone trhu all the settings.
  5. ChArGeR

    ChArGeR Guest

    Good firewall

    A verry nice firewall is BlackICE defender, never had any problems and simple to use, I tink it's the best!
  6. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

    new york
    black ice fails most third party tests
  7. eGoalter

    eGoalter Guest


    and it bombs alot of peoples os, or causes some serious issues.
  8. lelu

    lelu Guest

    I use ZoneAlarm (free), never had a problem. I leave XP firewall disable.

    ZoneAlarm will pass all the security test on the internet... even without being hid behind a router like I am.

    The first firewall I tried was Tiny, sure didn't like it for it is not user friendly or maybe I'm too dumb. :)
  9. Dublex

    Dublex Quazatron R6 droid

    Hertfordshire, UK
    My personal opinion is:

    Zonealarm Pro or free - excellent user friendlyness, best if you want a caffine free method of protecting your system :) - that is if you don't want to mess about with advanced setting or tweaking parts of the interface. I would reccomend this for people who like things to be uncomplicated and easy as it is very easy to protect your system with the slider system.

    Tiny PC - not the most user friendly but very powerful if it is set-up to your needs. I use it myself but I would only reccomend it if you enjoy tweaking with firewall settings, so I would say its best for adavanced or extremely picky users.
  10. freightgod

    freightgod Confused and Bewildered

    I've been using sygate personal firewall since reading about it on this post...i like it a great deal. it's free, easy to install, and runs very quietly down there in the systray...i have no way to test it's effectiveness, of course....but i've tried zonealarm free and it gave me problems in xp plus was a pain in the ass to set up. black ice lulls you into a false sense of security (my opinion) by scaring your pants off every ten minutes
  11. sic166mhz

    sic166mhz Guest

    when i had 56kbs, i started out with Conseal PC Firewall, it's cool, if u are willing to customize it to suit your own needs, although this firewall has been discontinued; Zone Alarm Pro: good firewall, very customizable, haven't used it in xp yet; norton firewall, seems cool when tested at their home website, but as it was already said here, has holes that are not blocked. Anyway, does the XP built-in firewall work with cable connections?
  12. dadx2mj

    dadx2mj Guest

    That is funny I have used Nortons Firewall for years and have tested it on several 3rd party test sites. All my ports have always come back as Stealth. What version are you guys using and what test site are finding these vonurable ports?
  13. Ves007

    Ves007 Guest

    Zonealarm no Problems here

    I'm not having any problems with Zonealarm. But I about alot of people do.
  14. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

    new york
  15. gothic

    gothic LinuXPert

    Cornwall Nr. England
    I've used Zone Alarm Pro for quite a while now and have never had any complaints. Sygate Pro V5.0 is another one thats good, they both have the ability to block not only incoming, but also outgoing attacks / intruders / "phone-homes". Sygate might be a little heavy for home use though, as it also incorporates a configurable file protection facility which keeps an eye on system files by default, and this tends to be a total pain in the ar** in the learning period.

    ta ta