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Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Clyde in CO, Mar 5, 2006.

  1. Clyde in CO

    Clyde in CO LOL WUT?

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    well I have a laptop that I cart around with me, and I need a software firewall.

    I installed zonealarm, but when I run security scans I still have ports open.

    at home I plug into my firewall router and all my ports are invisible.

    is there a free firewall that will work as well as a hardware firewall?

    thanks for the help

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    Washington D.C.

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    mitchshrader Deceased

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    swear by it. dunno latest versions though.. I'm on v. 5.5 build 2710.

    it works. it's not good as a router. it takes cpu cycles. nearly, though.
     
  4. Clyde in CO

    Clyde in CO LOL WUT?

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    well, I got sygate up and running and it works great. giving all the results I was looking for.

    thanks a million DC.
     
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    bohr rm -rf /

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    isafer

    Better than those surface firewalls. Takes a few minutes to "train" it though.
     
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    LittleLebowski Urban Achiever!

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    Don't forget to use Firefox not IE, run an antispyware, a good hosts file, disable NETBIOS, run an updated antivirus, and consider skipping all of the former and running Linux with Firestarter firewall