Best FireWll for Xp
Posted 21 November 2001 - 04:38 PM
Posted 22 November 2001 - 12:38 AM
On the matter of the searching, i did it but found the the opinions were very iffy.. one guy would say Black ice is the best ..the other would say that black ice doest block anythin...while tiey rocks yet tiny meses with Xp...just too much..so i asked it again to get some finaly closeure ..so i could get the best one
Posted 22 November 2001 - 08:12 AM
About the firewall deal...the ones that Lou mentioned are pretty much the ones that everybody here has tested. All have good things about them and all have bad...depending on who you ask. For instance, everybody seems to love ZA but when I use it, I can't send files on MSN or post on this forum...same goes for NPF2002. Sygate seemed very good to me but when I ran port scans, I had ports that were wide open. Also Chris had a hacker that got in and destroyed his files while using Sygate. I have also used Tiny and I don't have any complaints about that one but I am sure that somebody else does.
The point is, they are all good and they all suck..depending on how it works on your computer. You will never get a straight answer on this. One thing that I have learned is that if somebody wants to hack your computer, they can bust right through any one of these firewalls. A router may be the solution for the ultraparanoid like Chris.
Hope this helps dude!
Posted 22 November 2001 - 11:54 AM
Hell yah, Im not happy with just ZOne Alarm, every firewall is breakable so I made sure I added a better security lock down On my system. Along with the software firewall i also added a router. If you want the best you pay for the best.
And no, My sand is gone, I washed it out.
Posted 22 November 2001 - 06:14 PM
I think Tiny is one of the most powerful firewalls, uses the fewest resources, and is really targetted more towards "power users". It's not as dumbed down as Zone Alarm or NIS but it's just as good if not better at protecting you both ways. The only real feature it lacks is ad filtering, however this is not a problem as I run The Proxomitron on my system and don't worry about ads, popups, popunders, banners, stupid background MIDIs, or flash animations.
Posted 22 November 2001 - 09:51 PM