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Best Firewall for gaming??

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by AZAREAL, Nov 28, 2001.

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  1. AZAREAL

    AZAREAL Thread Starter

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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


    Thanks
     
  2. SavvyLady

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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 :)
     
  3. DoyceJ

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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.
     
  4. $teve

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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
     
  5. DoyceJ

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    Keep Z/A and play checkers. :D
     
  6. SavvyLady

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    I also have the free version



    Savvy :)
     
  7. DoyceJ

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    I knew that. :)
     
  8. JuanBoy

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    Hi There

    I use a freebie called Sygate Personal Firewall which seems to do the trick well. I have used ZoneAlarm but I find it a little too system resource hungry.

    Worth giving ago http://www.sygate.com/free/spf_download.htm
     
  9. SavvyLady

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    but is it as reliable as zone alarm?


    Savvy :)
     
  10. JuanBoy

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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.
     
  11. SavvyLady

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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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