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08-22-2004, 02:40 PM
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Hi Guys,

I wanted to know if there were any good Firewalls programs out there (apart from ZoneAlarm I hate it).

Karl, recommended an excellent free Anti-Virus and I wondered if a good free Firewall prog existed to compliment it.

I would appreciate any recommendations guys.
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08-22-2004, 03:34 PM
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08-22-2004, 06:19 PM
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Thanks Phil I shall head over to Kerio now and check out their site & download it I on your recommendation as ive heard about this Firewall & it looks good, thanks for the tip.
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08-22-2004, 11:11 PM
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I'm using Sygate, worked pretty well for me...

You'll find it here: http://www.tucows.com/preview/213160.html

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08-23-2004, 03:34 AM
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Thanks Phil I shall head over to Kerio now and check out their site & download it I on your recommendation as ive heard about this Firewall & it looks good, thanks for the tip.
I have only one concern with Kerio : in the last version (4.xx) when you have an alert, a window pops up to ask you what to do. The problem is that as long as you don't answer to the question, ALL the traffic is blocked .
If the alert rises during the night, you have all your DLs blocked until thje next morning.

I'm stuck to release 2.15 that let continue the traffic and block only the faulty programm.
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08-23-2004, 11:33 AM
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I am using Sygate also

highly recommended
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09-01-2004, 10:54 AM
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i'm also using sygate, but i used to use zonealarm and as far i'm concerned i would also be a great choice!

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09-01-2004, 11:07 AM
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none of these two works with winXP SP2. BE carefull.

I don't now for Kerio.
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09-01-2004, 12:05 PM
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Hi Phil
WinXP Pro ENG SP2 with KerioPF 4.15, here.
Just did the patch for SP2 nearly 2 weeks ago and it's working like a charm.
At least it was when I left home in the morning
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09-01-2004, 01:44 PM
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Using Sygate Personal Firewall (changed 1 week ago from outpost), and works very well with W2K.
Only problem: incompatibility with Mac Afee Antivirus... (has to change to AVG)
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09-01-2004, 06:31 PM
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none of these two works with winXP SP2. BE carefull.
Hi Phil

Aye you saying that Sygate doesn't work with SP2

i haven't updated yet
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09-02-2004, 03:20 AM
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Aye you saying that Sygate doesn't work with SP2
Check the lsit by yourself. There are A LOT of software that wont work correctly after SP2.

These are the ones that have problems :
http://support.microsoft.com/default...t=windowsxpsp2

These are the ones that STOPS TO WORK !
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=842242
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09-02-2004, 11:39 AM
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I tried kerio and for some reason its not kicking in after reboot.

I might give Sygate a go and see if that one works well.
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09-03-2004, 01:33 PM
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Another vote for Sygate!
I've been using it for about 4 months with absolutely no problem.

I'm also using SP2 and don't have any problem.
BTW Phil, I didnít deeply look in those links, but I couldn't find Sygate in the list.
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09-13-2004, 05:21 AM
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I switched from Zone Alarm Pro to Sygate and love it.
Much more user friendly for allowing or blocking programs.
Also, switched from Norton Anti-Virus to Antivir
Sygate and Antivir work well together

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09-13-2004, 05:36 AM
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I have Sygate on one Machine and it works great and I use Kerio's Firewall on my other machine and it is now working perfectly after a system wipe and re-install.

I use XP Pro and I think the problem was because I installed .NET framework and instead of XP loading automatically I have to keep clicking on that damn Icon with my username to load Windows XP which really annoyed me.

I wont be installing .NET framework again.
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11-25-2005, 11:02 AM
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Hi all:
Any updated information on personal firewalls?
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11-25-2005, 05:10 PM
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11-25-2005, 10:16 PM
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Thank you for your reply.
I have downloaded Sygate Personal firewall, and it appears to be working OK.

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12-08-2005, 08:56 AM
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from January 1st kerio is going to be Sunbelt Kerio Personal Firewall.
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