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Best Free Firewall  Updated January 16, 2006

No other single product class seems to cause as much angst to average users in their installation and day-to-day use as Firewalls. That's why my choice for "best" goes to Kerio Personal Firewall  the product that seems to cause the fewest problems for users yet manages first rate protection as well. Kerio dropped the free version in late 2005 but thankfully Sunbelt Software, the makers of the excellent CounterSpy anti-spyware scanner,  picked it up and will continue making it available [1] under the name of Sunbelt Kerio Personal Firewall. Note that the free and paid versions of Kerio are the same. If you don't buy the product some advanced features are automatically turned off after 30 days. The latest free version (V6) of the ZoneAlarm firewall [2] comes in as a good second choice though it can be a troublesome program on some PCs. It's also a very cut-down product; each new version of the free ZoneAlarm seems to have fewer features while its commercial big brother grows ever more bloated. More adventurous users might like to try the now discontinued Sygate Personal Firewall. It's still available from numerous download sites[3] and is an excellent and robust firewall though not the easiest to set up. Another tricky product to install is NetVeda Safety.Net firewall [3] however its performance is quite outstanding and it offers application control and content filtering as well. This highly capable product deserves to be better known and experienced users should definitely put it on their short list.

[1] http://www.sunbelt-software.com/Kerio.cfm (7.3MB)

[2] http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/company/products/znalm/freeDownload.jsp  (9.0MB)

[3] http://www.snapfiles.com/get/sygatefw.html (9.1MB)

[4] http://www.netveda.com/consumer/safetynet.htm (6.3MB)

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How can you be happy with something that blocks only 50% of attacks? i used it before and i was blinded by it' I thought i was safe with its protection until  i found Kaspersky'  BTW I Do miss Norton's firewall simply because its the best firewall for Ad Block and Pop Ups. Other than that to me its useless'

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How can you be happy with something that blocks only 50% of attacks?

i never had a virus in this PC when using it, thats why im happy

i do run online scans, i even installed Avast and Kaspersky to test if they pick up things that Norton couldnt find

but none of them found anything.

VanBuren :)

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Well its good to know that someone actually likes Norton'  i suppose that you keep away from trojan infested websites'  i didn't and i always got infected,  Norton was unable to fix or delete some of the infections thats why i got rid of it....

stay away from porno sites  ;)

might be that saving me hehe

VanBuren :)

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Actually i got the infections on p2p sites and some gaming sites.. no porn for me. :downtown:

hehe im just messing  ;)

i use p2p aswell, Norton has blocked several virus while i was downloading and taken care of them.

here is some traffic stats, i never leave computer on p2p when im not really downloading something  :D

VanBuren :)

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