Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by JUP, Feb 18, 2003.

  1. JUP

    JUP Guest

    i am using zone arlarm and i was wondering if there were any other good free firewalls out there that i can use insted??
  2. WAM

    WAM Guest

    I've only managed to find Agnitum OUTPOST which is very good, although you may not find it very user friendly, but it is quite customisable.

    The only one thing that the free version doesnt do is block specific ip addresses though there are ways around that.
  3. Enyo

    Enyo Moderator

    I would disagree with that im affriad.

    OutPost does not cut it now, the way they are managing devlopment of new versions is causing huge problems.

    No updates to fix serious knowen issues are been released, it is famous for BSODs under XP, the filtering and ad blocking causes alot of problems with system reboots or broswer hangs.

    Version 2 will be great but i urge you to hold off until then. It is a great product but version 1 is not getting support or attention that it needs.

    If you look in the OP community you will see how users feel right now.

    in particular this thread:

    Now, i recommend going for Kerio, not without its problems also but at least in its current version its stable, small and easy on resources, its a firewall simple as that, you dont get web filtering or ad blocking or all the other addons they stick in firewalls now a days :)

    Another popular choice seems to be Look and Stop but i have never used that product.
  4. funky dredd

    funky dredd Moderator

    I use Sygate and it works well for me.

  5. WAM

    WAM Guest

    I have to say that i havent experienced these problems with outpost.........
  6. Enyo

    Enyo Moderator

    WAM, I did not say everyone did because of course everyone wont.

    I posted the OP forum link so that JUP could check out what current issues there are.

    XP BSOD's are mainly caused by ad blocking and site filter, if they are not active it is not a issue for most users.

    Filtnt.sys is the popular BSOD referance.

    I myself did not suffer the BSOD but did see intermetent freezing caused by OP, reproduceable and tracking using the degug module.

    Anyway version 2 is around the "corner" i belive ts in private beta now i wont guess on how long it will be just read the thread above for the feeling on that.