Simplest firewall possible

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Petros, Jul 8, 2007.

  1. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    I've always assumed that when you click "allow" on your software firewall that it would allow a program to access the network freely. Apparently that is not the case with Ashampoo, because it always screws up my SQL server.

    I want a software firewall that just allows or denies programs from accessing the network, and doesn't have a bunch of other weird, hidden security features that block my server from communicating with itself. The only reason I even use a software firewall is to notify me that a new program wants to access the network for the first time.

    Do you know of one that will fit the bill?
     
  2. _kC_

    _kC_ Moderator

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  3. Tarun

    Tarun www.lunarsoft.net

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    For a pay firewall, go with Outpost Pro.
    Freeware? Aim for Comodo Pro.