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shih-tzucrazy

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I am trying to find a free firewall that is compatible with Windows 98SE I have an antii-virus protector & spyware installed already! Do I really need a firewall also. I am new to computers & would love help on this.
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wannabe1

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Hi shih-tzucrazy...

A firewall is your first line of defense...it's a jungle out there.

There are several free firewalls that are very adequate AND will run on windows 98. Outpost, Kerio, Sygate, and ZoneAlarm all come to mind. ZoneAlarm can be a bit glitchy on some machines, but overall it's pretty good.

You'll find downloads for these and others HERE. The ones I listed are those I know will run on Win98SE.

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shih-tzucrazy

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Which one of these firewalls is the easiest to install on a Dell Optiplex Gx110 Pentium 3 for a newbie like me!
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Probably the easiest to use is the Sygate Personal Firewall. You will have to "train" it a bit, but it's a real decent firewall. However, Sygate has been purchased by Symantec and support will stop for this firewall at some point in the future.

The next easiest and also a very good firewall is Outpost. Easy to install and easy to train.

I think Outpost would be a good one for you.
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I have SyGate 5.5 Free Personal Edition installed on several Dell GX1 at my house. It is very straight forward. Like wannabe1 said it take a little while to train it. But that is true with any effective firewall.
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:whistling: Thank you very much! I will install it as soon as I get my new hard drive installed Monday. Ya'll have been a big help to a newbie like me !!
Hugs, Shih-tzucrazy
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You are very welcome! :whistling:
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