View Full Version : Software Firewalls.

12-02-2001, 10:15 AM
I use Zone Labs' ZoneAlarm (http://www.zonelabs.com/) myself (the free version) and find it easy to use plus very good. :thumb:
But remember a determined hacker can find other ways into your PC. :eek:
If anyone uses something different let us know. ;)
:beer: :beer: :beer:

12-02-2001, 10:19 AM
I use Norton Internet Security, and have for a good while.

Mr. C
12-02-2001, 02:49 PM
I use ZA cause the price is right.
Recently however I was reading an article on how a bot or virii can be tied to a IE DLL to trick ZA into allowing it to connect. Oh well, as with all such things it is only a matter of time:rolleyes:

Grim Reaper
12-02-2001, 09:02 PM
i don't run nething..just whats in WinRoute Pro's firewall, not sure how good that is...

but ive looked @ ZA & it seems pretty good....but if you can call BlackIce a firewall, which technically it isn't, then thats my fav...

Mr. C
12-03-2001, 02:04 AM
Your sig pretty much exemplifies this whole thread Grim Reaper
:eek: :thumb:

12-03-2001, 01:18 PM
ZA...use it all the time:)

12-03-2001, 01:24 PM
I use SmoothWall (http://www.smoothwall.org) personally. ;)

Mr. C
12-03-2001, 02:15 PM
OK, here's the articles I referred to earlier;

Firehole (http://keir.net/firehole.html)

Why your firewall sucks (http://tooleaky.zensoft.com/)

Grim Reaper
12-03-2001, 02:41 PM
Your sig pretty much exemplifies this whole thread Grim Reaper
:eek: :thumb:

hehe, yeah it does :D

12-04-2001, 12:02 AM
I use coyote linux.. Boots off a floppy runs on anything over a 386 with 2 NICs.. http://www.coyotelinux.com/

But i kind of like Tiny Software's personal Firewall which is free and a lot more configurable than Zone Alarm.. http://www.tinysoftware.com

But i don't recommend either of these unless you know your networking..

12-04-2001, 08:07 AM
best firewall is never to go on the internet:)

12-04-2001, 08:29 AM
I use sygate Personal Fire wall

you can find it Here (http://www.fileplanet.com/index.asp?scope=0&section=0&submit.x=28&submit.y=4&file=58956&download=1)

12-10-2001, 12:41 PM
I'm using portsentry and iptables to secure my box.