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nattso78

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Is Zone Alarm any good? a friend told me to install zone alarm 2-6-362, & i did but it's such a pain. any idea on another free firewall, or should i just stick with this one?

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There are several free firewalls available, see =http://forums.techguy.org/t110854.html and scroll down to the middle.

I personally like Zone Alarm and have had no problems with it (although Zone Labs states that their free version does not support networks, so you may have trouble with other computers accessing the files on the computer with the free Zone Alarm).

I've also tried Sygate, which does permit network computers to access files on the computer, but does take some configuring, which can be found on the web (I believe a search of Black Viper on Google may give you a howto on configuration... I'm not sure, so someone correct me if I'm wrong.)

I hope this helps! :D
 
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Why did your friend tell you to get ZA 2.6.232?

I know that a lot of people haven't liked later versions for various reasons but yours dates back to December 2001 and may not be so effective as later ones.

A lot of people are worried/annoyed by the frequent 'alerts' ZA puts up for routine web traffic and, if that's your problem, you can set it so that it doesn't show them.

I have only ever used ZA and so can't comment on any of the others but as long as you have one you are happy with installed you are good to go.
 
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