Edited by dans1, 06 October 2005 - 07:34 PM.
Best Free Firewall? -whoops, wrong forum....
Posted 06 October 2005 - 07:32 PM
Posted 06 October 2005 - 07:39 PM
Posted 06 October 2005 - 07:48 PM
Norton is very resource heavy when compared to what it actually does. I'd remove it entirely. BUT...be careful if you do so. Norton has a very messy uninstall and can leave you with all kinds of little problems. Check on the Symantec website for instructions on how to remove it properly or post back here and we can help you.
I've been running into some issues with the Zone Alarm firewall lately so I'd recommend the Sygate. (Actually, contrary to popular belief, the Windows firewall is quite adequate for most users.)
AVG is a good AV and so is AVAST...just a matter of personal preference there.
Posted 06 October 2005 - 07:53 PM
Posted 06 October 2005 - 08:09 PM
Posted 08 October 2005 - 12:24 PM
Posted 08 October 2005 - 12:41 PM
Posted 08 October 2005 - 02:59 PM
Open the Sygate Firewall (double click the system tray icon)
Click Tools then Advanced Rules then Add and configure as follows:
Under the General tab
"Rule Description"...Allow ICMP type 3,4
"Action"...Allow this traffic
"Advanced Settings"...All network interface cards
"Screensaver Mode"...Both on and off
Under the Hosts tab
"Remote Host"...All addresses
Under the Ports and Protocols tab
"Protocol"...ICMP then check the boxes next to Destination Unreachable - 3 and Source Quench - 4
In the "Traffic Direction" box, choose Both
Under the Scheduling tab
Enable Scheduling should be Unchecked
Let me know if this doesn't fix your problem...
Edited by wannabe1, 08 October 2005 - 03:02 PM.
Posted 08 October 2005 - 03:17 PM
Edited by dans1, 08 October 2005 - 03:18 PM.
Posted 08 October 2005 - 03:25 PM
outbreak alert: on
personal FW: on
intrusion detection: on
what im getting at is would u recommend me unistalling norton and installing sygate or ZA - if its not broke dont fix it
thx in advance
Posted 08 October 2005 - 03:46 PM
You really should start your own topic...
When your Trial period expires, the sotware will still work, but you will be unable to update. You won't be able to protect yourself from new threats. Uninstall Norton using "Add or Remove Programs" in "Control Panel"...Start with the Main Application then Live Update, then Live Reg. If you run into problems, post back here and we'll assist you. Norton uninstalls can be rather messy affairs.
There are several good, free AV programs available for download. I usually recommend either Avast or AVG because I am familiar with them.
If you are running XP SP2, you already have a firewall so you won't need Sygate's.
Posted 22 October 2005 - 12:17 PM
SYGATE = SYMANTEC = NORTON now!
The above states symantec's intention to within 6 months put sygates technology into their own products. Sygate will be no more!
Anybody know of a good free firewall that will still be alive in the next year?
Posted 22 October 2005 - 12:49 PM
The only good one that will still be left then is ZoneAlarm free. Kerio's is going on Dec. 31, 2005.
Posted 22 October 2005 - 02:57 PM
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