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chinofeliz

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Hi people, I guess this is a really old topic - which Firewall should I get and do I really need one?
I'm running NOD32 and Ad-Watch at all times and the computer seems fine. But lots of people say I have to get a firewall since I'm on broadband. I've looked at quite a few firewall applications but still not sure which one I should get. Oh well, here's what I want and see if anyone could give me a bit of suggestion:

I DO want a firewall that stops all the unnecessary/harmful OUTGOING activities (does Ad-Watch or NOD32 actually do this?)

-Price is not a concern-
My ideal firewall:
1. Use little resource (like NOD32 compared to Norton)
2. Easy to configure
3. Not popping up all the time
4. At last but not at least, good looking

Cheers

Edited by chinofeliz, 22 October 2005 - 12:19 AM.

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I've got Mcafee Security center and it's pretty good. It notifies me whenever an application tries to use the internet and will only notify me when that happens or when you have new updates ready to be downloaded or installed.

It comes with wizards that help you configure it to your prefernces, but you can go more advanced if you know what your doing.

It has around 10 processe running but the firewall version only would have less.

It cost around $150 and my personal opinion is that it's good and probably better than Norton (I had it before).

Just read a few reviews about the different firewalls in pc mags and it will probably help you choose.

Good luck choosing the firewall.

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Look at free firewalls here: Firewalls

Zone alarm is a popular choice

Turn the XP Firewall off after you install a third party one

You should not see much of a properly configured firewall, (cost).
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Thanx guys for the replies :tazz: I'll have a look at Outpost first it's tiny :)
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