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    skelley521's Avatar puter ghost
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    I did a little homework last night.

    Just as Executive Software (Diskeeper) made Microsoft's defragmenter, another company made their firewall. They too have Firewall software available on the market and I have been told that it is the most compatible with XP's firewall and between the two of them together can offer maximum protection (with a little configuration, of course).

    Does anyone have an idea of who?


    Taking guesses,
    Steve

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    don't bother with integrating anything into winxp's firewall. Its a pile of sh*t. Just turn it off and get one of the other recommended firewalls which will offer u all the protection u could ever need and much more configurability. eg Sygate pro (what i use and is highly recommended) Zone alarm pro (also highly recommended) or Norton (never used it so dunno)

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    @ ian_l_williams, Thanks for the advice, I have tried several and I choose not to even use one.
    I can play games with the best of them *wink
    Also, you didnt answer the question.

    Edit: I also dont use diskeeper, I prefer PerfectDisk 6.0

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    Originally posted by skelley521@1 June 2003 - 15:50
    I did a little homework last night.

    Just as Executive Software (Diskeeper) made Microsoft's defragmenter, another company made their firewall. They too have Firewall software available on the market and I have been told that it is the most compatible with XP's firewall and between the two of them together can offer maximum protection (with a little configuration, of course).

    Does anyone have an idea of who?


    Taking guesses,
    Steve
    At a guess I would say Black Ice...because it also is junk.

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    probably zone alarm.

    or some kinda swiss cheese making firm.

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    drum roll...........



    Tiny Personal Firewall

    Edit: Tiny Software

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    Some with no sense may disagree, but I really dont care. Software based firewalls suck. The best firewall you can ever have is a hardware based firewall or a damn good router. Believe me its very true and anyone with any knowledge of networking, internetworking and routers will tell you the same.

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    Originally posted by shn@2 June 2003 - 04:17
    Some with no sense may disagree, but I really dont care. Software based firewalls suck. The best firewall you can ever have is a hardware based firewall or a damn good router. Believe me its very true and anyone with any knowledge of networking, internetworking and routers will tell you the same.
    Well, of course, thats a no brainr'.

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