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    Im currently using Zone Alarm, and have been for some time. I find it a little laggy, so I am in the market for a new one. Does anyyone have any recommendations for me? Im not a fan of norton either :)

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    I've been using Tiny Personal Firewall for a while and it's been great. Tottaly leak proof. IOW nothing gets out with out your OK. Whats even better is I got it from Cnet when it first came out and was free. :)

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    BlackIce is very, very good i find that it does the job very well

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    Sygate
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    yep second asklepios on that
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    Err.. I was hoping for everyone to favour one.. but whats the chances of the eh. I tried TPF a while ago, but it crashed my system so i dont know if ill try that again. I did like it alot though, and i even set it up on some friends computers.

    I have heard alot about Black Ice but have never tried it. Maybe ill look into that one.

    Thanks dudes!

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    Why, because it is a paid for program?

    Zonealam is a good firewall
    Sygate is better
    Tiny - you won't go wrong with that one

    Black Ice??
    That never qualified itself as an actual firewall in anybody's book

    Go get any of the free versions of the other 3 mentioned and you will be much better for it.
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    The only thing that I've ever heard of Black Ice is the number of holes and afflictions it's has. :eek:
    Sorry but I've never found the latest ZA to be laggy on anything from a Celeron 533 up (below this can be another matter).

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    of zonealarm, sygate, and tpf, which one works best with small networks?

    I know ZA used to be a good firewall as long as you weren't on a network...but that was a few years ago and I'm sure it's changed by now
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    I've been usin' ZA for a few years now but now I've grown to have 16 PC's here on my network and ZA doesn't cause any of them any probs (even the PII 300 runnin' SE and Celeron 333 runnin' XP but my K6's rather run an older version of ZA).

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