Best Firewall for gaming??

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I will be getting a DSL connection in the next two weeks and plan to do a bit of online gaming. I was wondering what firewall do you find better suited to gaming connections between the free Zonelabs, Norton's firewall, and Mcafee. Any suggestions you have are welcome. On another note I have heard of some problems running Zonelabs on XP and wonder if I should just purchase a product. (its AOL DSL by the way)


My system Athlon 600, 512mb ram, Wintek Geforce 2 GTS, SB 512, 12x10x32 CDRW, 6x DVD, Windows XP home


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I recommend Zone Alarm in any application... especially where you may be more likely to be hacked!

There is a free version & a pay Pro version...

You can go to the site by clicking here!

Savvy :)
 
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Not to step on anyones toes, but the free ones are just as good and sometimes better. Tiny Personal Firewall is another free on but it is said to be a little more difficult than ZA. Some swear by Norton and my advise would be to avoid McAfee.
 
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yep......i use z/a....its on all the time and i play quake on-line quite q bit..........had no probs at all.
EXCEPT.............im crap at quake,it didnt help me there at all.
maybe i should try TINY? :p
 
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Well I can only speak from personal experience. I have had no problems with it over the last 6 months. I realise ZoneAlarm is supposed to be 'The Boy' but there was a noticeable slowdown in my systems performance.
 
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I was curious is all... There are a few good ones out there. Most aren't free though.
 
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