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    Need a decent free firewall for Vista.

    This is for the father in-law ;/ went to put Sygate Personal firewall on which i use with XP but they don't do one for Vista atm. Ive had to put Windows FW on for the time being and was wondering if any of you good folk can point me out a good free FW for him to use?

    cheers poopies!

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    Why not just use the Windows Firewall?

    But anyway...any of these will do:
    download.com/312….os

    the best firewall in the house is comodo:

    have a look at this review: techsupportalert.com/dr/…htm

    ive used it since it is first launched... never got any problem..

    Original Poster

    Cheers lads! hey merc ive always thought Win FW was supposed to be a bit poopy?

    Windows FW is much better since XP

    Original Poster

    Ahh ok cheers chaps!

    tbh if he needs you to do this adding a software firewall will cause more probs than it will prevent.
    If he's using a router that will have a built in firewall and with windows firewall should be ok, just make sure you disable upnp on the router

    Don't know if zone alarm works but it's great.

    Original Poster

    Yeah he's got that BT hub thingy, he did have Norton on but its expired now.

    Comodo da best, link was above

    spobby;2243856

    Don't know if zone alarm works but it's great.



    Not really, I thought so too, but kept wondering why it kept shutting down on my XP pc and why my pc kept slowing down.

    Turns out hackers target Zonealarm pcs as theres a "backdoor" way of shutting it down to hack into the pc.

    aphex187;2244908

    Yeah he's got that BT hub thingy, he did have Norton on but its expired … Yeah he's got that BT hub thingy, he did have Norton on but its expired now.



    Lucky him Norton is the worse AV/firewall out there the free AVs like AVG are much better,

    It slows down pc a lot as it hogs resources and is what hackers target.

    ryouga;2245349

    Not really, I thought so too, but kept wondering why it kept shutting … Not really, I thought so too, but kept wondering why it kept shutting down on my XP pc and why my pc kept slowing down.Turns out hackers target Zonealarm pcs as theres a "backdoor" way of shutting it down to hack into the pc.


    Zone Alarm collect information about users aswell :roll: check on google :whistling:

    Narkodrom;2245428

    Zone Alarm collect information about users aswell :roll: check on google … Zone Alarm collect information about users aswell :roll: check on google :whistling:



    Oh , what do you use instead?

    Kerio personal firewall was good when I had XP

    I use Windows Firewall and AVG, along with Spyware Dotor

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    commodo is the best
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