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hunter1234
09-08-2002, 02:20 PM
What's a good free firewall that doesn't have ads, or contain spywares? What's a good commercial Firewall?

thanx

bigjackusa
09-09-2002, 05:36 AM
Try:

Zone Alarm

Tiny Firewall

Just do a google search for the links.

cenkog
09-09-2002, 05:56 AM
I'm using built-in XP firewall ...It seems doing the job very well..& in addition, doesn't bother me at all...& I tried it using famous firewall checking security sites ...& still it seems excellent ...Some examples:


http://scan.sygatetech.com/

https://grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2

http://privacy.net/analyze/

http://www.pcflank.com/about.htm





What's a good free firewall that doesn't have ads, or contain spywares? What's a good commercial Firewall?

thanx :shoot:

hunter1234
09-09-2002, 12:13 PM
hey thanks

Wiggo
09-09-2002, 01:12 PM
Yeah go for Zone Alarm (http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/home.jsp) as I've been usin' it for for about 3years now with no probs. :thumb:

:beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer:

fusetrips
09-13-2002, 06:14 AM
Zone Alarm!:cheers:

Mr. C
09-13-2002, 10:20 AM
Zonealarm is very good, easy set-up and low maintenance.
Give it a try, you can always find another if you don't like it. You will probably find it a great place to start and most likely it will end your quest.

Bayou-Ruler
09-18-2002, 12:30 PM
What's a good free firewall that doesn't have ads, or contain spywares? What's a good commercial Firewall?

thanx


Tiny Softs Tiny personal Firewall is awsome and completely free. Dispite its name it is an exellent firewall in my openion. Version 2.0 is the Free version.

http://www.tinysoftware.com/home/tiny2?s=1860533584552089306A0&la=EN&va=&pg=solo_download

Or you can go here http://www.firewall-net.com/ to compare quite a few firewalls.

Benhur
09-21-2002, 10:32 PM
Hello there!Abouth "firewalls" I think I have test them all soon.Im using Zone alarm for a long time but it give me some problem then I use Kaza so I test Tiny Personal firewall but it faild in this test on GRC and other places so I test Norton but this is so BIG and so much of everything so I install DEERFIELD VISNETIC FIREWALL v1.2 and that can I say? it dont stop from in and out so Steves "leaktest"it faild in but there is "stelth"everythere and there is no popup sign I dont no this program is working its invisible but it working and working good.Okey its not a free one but im not care you find it on warez saits or tell me and I help you.There is also more, if I want to know who have this IP number you know then Im looking in the "view log" and I see someone try to check my ports I get hes IP and I rightklick and choose "who have and the IP number"and so I get it so I love this program.Benhur

wolverine
09-22-2002, 09:25 PM
Sygate Personal Firewall


http://www.sygate.com/

secluded_sniper
09-26-2002, 09:22 PM
No offence dudes but i didn't really like Zone Alarm, dunno why. I use "Black Ice Defender" : peace2:

Mr. C
09-27-2002, 11:59 AM
No offense taken.
And I intend no offense either, but Black Ice is a sad excuse for a firewall - and unless they changed it quite a bit, it's no firewall at all.

But hey! If your happy with it, I'm happy for you:)

Beefy
09-27-2002, 12:05 PM
No offense taken.
And I intend no offense either, but Black Ice is a sad excuse for a firewall - and unless they changed it quite a bit, it's no firewall at all.

But hey! If your happy with it, I'm happy for you:)

My thoughts exactly...

Mr. C
09-27-2002, 01:03 PM
Far be it from me to dictate.
I would never tell you what OS, CPU or video card you have to have, and I will only make reccomendations as to software.

But secluded_sniper you have left yourself rather open with your choice of security software.
Perhaps you could try Tiny Firewall? Or maybe give ZoneAlarm another look if there is a newer version since your last testing.

Black Ice isn't thought well of for good reasons. If you look around in the forum the question of software firewalls has come up before - and in not 1 single instance did anyone reccomend Black Ice Defender.

I'd hate to see you get let down dood, someday that may be the result if you rely on the capabilities of that program alone.

I don't particularly care to use a software firewall, burns up precious resources. The fact is though, ZoneAlarm has saved my bacon in one instance and proved to me it was just good practice to use it.
I don't have to love the interface, or the few CPU cycles it occupies, but I do appreciate the protection it provides - 1st rate all the way.

subzero121800
10-04-2002, 06:02 PM
Your Internet port 139 does not appear to exist! One or more ports on this system are operating in FULL STEALTH MODE! Standard Internet behavior requires port connection attempts to be answered with a success or refusal response. Therefore, only an attempt to connect to a nonexistent computer results in no response of either kind. But YOUR computer has DELIBERATELY CHOSEN NOT TO RESPOND (that's very cool!) which represents advanced computer and port stealthing capabilities. A machine configured in this fashion is well hardened to Internet NetBIOS attack and intrusion.


Unable to connect with NetBIOS to your computer.
All attempts to get any information from your computer have FAILED. (This is very uncommon for a Windows networking-based PC.) Relative to vulnerabilities from Windows networking, this computer appears to be VERY SECURE since it is NOT exposing ANY of its internal NetBIOS networking protocol over the Internet.

Wiggo
10-04-2002, 06:28 PM
So what are you using and a link to that particular test would be nice to. :?:

:beer: :beer: :beer:

Beefy
10-04-2002, 06:54 PM
http://grc.com/default.htm

Wiggo
10-04-2002, 08:53 PM
Shields Up is a good test and ZA can pass that easily. :)

:beer: :beer: :beer:

Mr. C
10-04-2002, 08:59 PM
Those network bondage articles are well worth reading as they contain some excellent tips and how-to's.

The article on rebinding 9x is a must see for those using those OS's still:thumb:

{PoSeIdOnAs}
10-09-2002, 07:51 AM
No offense taken.
And I intend no offense either, but Black Ice is a sad excuse for a firewall - and unless they changed it quite a bit, it's no firewall at all.


they mustve changed it since you used it because it is awesome :) I love the fact it can trace back to the origionating PC too :)

plus its REAL REAL REAL easy to report em :) which I do on occassion......

Mr. C
10-09-2002, 02:17 PM
Honestly I have never used it.
According to technical reports written by folks much more knowledgable on the subject than I shall ever be, I would not ever load it on a system that has any value to me.

I had the priveledge of being in a chat room last winter when a fellow came in raving about his Black Ice Defender. After a while of this, one of the chat participants asked the fellow to check his programs folder for the file for Black Ice. After about a minute the guy came back mad as all get out - he couldn't find his folder because the dude had deleted it. :laugh:
That was funny stuff!
The guy threatened criminal actions and all kinds of stuff, but I think after he calmed down he learned his lesson.

I seriously doubt he did a reinstall though.

Nah, witnessing something like that happen to someone else was plenty for me.
Tracking/recording IP's doesn't make a firewall.
Monitoring incoming/outgoing packets in real time and blocking those packets that are disallowed or of questionable nature makes a firewall.

I truly hope they have improved it since that time though, for everyone's sake.

Beefy
10-09-2002, 02:23 PM
they mustve changed it since you used it because it is awesome :) I love the fact it can trace back to the origionating PC too :)

plus its REAL REAL REAL easy to report em :) which I do on occassion......

But how secure is it? Do you know? Sure, it's got some nifty features, but does it do what it is supposed to? :)

Wiggo
10-09-2002, 04:05 PM
Most comparisons of software firewalls have ZoneAlarm, Tiny or Smoothwall as their top performers and usually BlackIce is at the very bottom with a few others in between. :smokin:

:beer: :beer: :beer:

djake65
10-20-2002, 04:20 AM
you guys talk about firewalls, but do not mention if they block your ip address from the outside world. i was on a site yesterday and a block came up and stated my ip address had been turned over to #######. i need software to block this from happening again. any help would be appreciated. djake65:hammer:

Mr. C
10-20-2002, 06:02 AM
I suspect you were merely victim to a pop-up ad.

To prevent your IP from going to a website you will have to connect through a proxy server.

Without a proxy, you cannot surf the web without revealing your IP address ---- otherwise how would they know where to send the webpage you requested??

I think you're gonn'a be just fine.
You might check out some of the threads on free adblockers though.

Capricorn
10-21-2002, 01:01 AM
I used to use Zone Alarm, which caused me a few problems. However, since using Kerio I haven't had any trouble. I think they took over the Tiny Firewall. It is free for personal users and can be found at;-

http://www.kerio.com/us/kpf_home.html

shapester
10-22-2002, 02:59 AM
What's a good free firewall that doesn't have ads, or contain spywares? What's a good commercial Firewall?

thanx


Well.....not that I endorse this kind of thing, but on Kazaa...ahem...:devil: I'm sure you can find ANY firewall you want...not that I do it...:angel: ahem.... well you get my meaning...nudge nudge wink wink say no more

cenkog
10-22-2002, 09:54 AM
Try "JAP" ... Best & free http proxy service...



http://anon.inf.tu-dresden.de/index_en.html







you guys talk about firewalls, but do not mention if they block your ip address from the outside world. i was on a site yesterday and a block came up and stated my ip address had been turned over to #######. i need software to block this from happening again. any help would be appreciated. djake65:hammer:

tons of fun
10-22-2002, 12:46 PM
SyGate.....


http://www.xbetas.com/images/topics/winxp.gif

Oldbugger
10-22-2002, 02:36 PM
GRC offers a fairly simplistic testing of ports....I can get the same GRC result as you fellas running whatever firewall you do with one line of script in Linux "iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --syn -j DROP" which totally blocks all unsolicited contact with the machine..full stealth as it drops the packets altogether.....

Firewalling is not rocket science and in fact its the exceptions to the blocking that cause the complexity.....if you have simple needs then a simple Linux script like that above will probably be adequate (if you have Linux that is)....you can cover the other protocols (UDP and ICMP) (which GRC probes don't) just as simply in Linux. For testing I got to http://scan.sygate.com/ as it covers other protocol scans as well.

Oldbugger
10-23-2002, 09:51 PM
Another good site to test the firewall against is www.pcflank.com

also look here ( http://www.pcflank.com/downloads.htm ) for virus/trojan detecting and firewall software

good luck and keep the system safe...