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cman

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Application Firewall
« on: December 10, 2012, 07:26:17 AM »
Can anyone recommend an application level firewall for Windows XP? I've tried an old version of ZoneAlarm ( I didn't want to put something huge on my system ) which worked ok for a while but eventually refused to start or uninstall and caused lots of problems. Thanks for any recommendations.

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Re: Application Firewall
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2012, 07:31:24 AM »
Hi cman,

all things considered. ZoneAlarm is not so bad.

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Re: Application Firewall
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2012, 08:16:34 AM »
Can anyone recommend an application level firewall for Windows XP? I've tried an old version of ZoneAlarm ( I didn't want to put something huge on my system ) which worked ok for a while but eventually refused to start or uninstall and caused lots of problems. Thanks for any recommendations.

XP has the Windows firewall built in and it's about as good as any.


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Re: Application Firewall
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2012, 08:23:25 AM »
The Windows Firewall is actually very good.  It is just a bit daunting setting it up for incoming and outgoing.

There is a fronted to it called Windows 7 Firewall Control (they changed the name for Win7),  I have been using it since XP, and it works great.  More info here: http://www.sphinx-soft.com/Vista/order.html

I upgraded to Plus a long whiles ago for the extra features.  I am not affiliated with them, just a happy customer :-)
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Re: Application Firewall
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2012, 09:09:00 AM »
The Windows Firewall is actually very good.  It is just a bit daunting setting it up for incoming and outgoing.

There is a fronted to it called Windows 7 Firewall Control (they changed the name for Win7),  I have been using it since XP, and it works great.  More info here: http://www.sphinx-soft.com/Vista/order.html

I upgraded to Plus a long whiles ago for the extra features.  I am not affiliated with them, just a happy customer :-)

Or, you can just wait till the firewall asks you if you want to allow or block a program and make your own decision at the time... It will remember.

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Re: Application Firewall
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2012, 03:55:43 AM »
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There is a fronted to it called Windows 7 Firewall Control (they changed the name for Win7),  I have been using it since XP, and it works great.  More info here: http://www.sphinx-soft.com/Vista/order.html

Thanks for the tip! I didn't know the built-in firewall was capable of blocking outgoing traffic!  :t

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Re: Application Firewall
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2012, 04:23:53 AM »
Just some feedback.

I didn't care for it. I have never had any infections, use Microsoft Frontend Protection.

I also didn't care that there was another process running.

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