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Thread: Can anyone reccomend a FIREWALL that will work easily with p2p programs?

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    I need a firewall that will block popups, prevent viruses and be able to work with my p2p programs easily....by that I mean...not be a major headache to install, setup or actually use. I need one that works well and provides decent protection.

    I use emule, Piolet, Newsgroups, Limewire pro

    Does anyone have any suggestions?

    I have win xp pro for my OS

    System Specs: ATX generic case with 500 watt power supply. ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe Motherboard. Western Digital 7,200 RPM 40 gig IDE Hard Drive.(FAT 32- file system) AMD Athlon XP 2600 processor.(standard fan and heatsink-Thoroughbred Core-standard speed-NO OVERCLOCK) 1 gig of Samsung DDRAM(PC 2700- 333 mhz....2-512mb sticks running in dual channel mode).Ati Radeon 8x XT 1200 (8x is enabled on motherboard). Soundblaster Audigy 2 sound card. Motorola sb 5100 cable modem (Insight Communications-Cable Connection) BenQ 12x DVD- RECORDER.(records -R/-RW or +R/+RW and CD-R formats-4x-24x-4x) Lite on 52x32x52 CD Burner. Zip 100 internal drive and a generic 3.5 floppy drive. Windows XP Professional Operating System. HP Deskjet 3520 inkjet printer and a KDS X Flat 17 inch CRT monitor.


    I have heard that norton antivirus corporate or Zone Alarm is good...any others?
    Last edited by webe123; 08-04-2007 at 11:53 PM.

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    sear's Avatar Feeling Clamy BT Rep: +3
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    I would advise against ZA it can conflict with p2p apps. As for norton meh...resource hog. I use Nod32 for anti virus and Sygate for my firewall and haven't had any problems. A lot of people also like Kaspersky anti virus and outpost for firewall...hope that helps

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    peat moss's Avatar Software Farmer BT Rep: +15BT Rep +15BT Rep +15
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    Any firewall should work if config 'd right . I'v used most of the big names and found Kaspersky the easiest to setup .


    Here's a site that helps with software and hardware firewalls .


    http://www.portforward.com/english/r...outerindex.htm

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    I use comodo ^_^ it works fine for me


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    Quote Originally Posted by peat moss View Post
    Any firewall should work if config 'd right . I'v used most of the big names and found Kaspersky the easiest to setup .


    Here's a site that helps with software and hardware firewalls .


    http://www.portforward.com/english/r...outerindex.htm
    yep kaspersky is very simple to use and don't block any connections till it ask u about it , and also u can add any thing to the firewall exp. and they don't prevent any thing u add to the list...


    change it so i dont get my A** Kicked

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    I'm simply using the windows firewall + hardware router! All p2p apps are working fine! I recommend a router that supports upnp

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    I will advise u with kaspersky
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    I used ZA until I started using pg2, they have problems running together.

    I switched to comodo and have been very happy, plus Comodo is free.

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    I've used Zone Alarm Free and the Pro version in the past with virtually all of the
    P2P programs out there. No problems what so ever.

    I use a hardware firewall now so don't have any software firewall installed.

    Still, no problems.

    But, my experience has shown that any problems using a firewall with any
    software are usually caused by a short between the keyboard and the chair.

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    You don't need a software firewall.
    Just get a router with a good hardware-based firewall. No CPU or RAM hogging.
    Also it would be safe just to carry around a small Anti-Virus. I use ClamWin - just in case.
    I'm not really worried about catching viruses though... it's not like i'm really inclined to eagerly download a random codec off of some sketchy porn site

    But honestly, I haven't used a firewall for atleast the entire year and I have _never_ gotten a virus/worm/trojan
    Last edited by Enigma271828; 08-15-2007 at 06:34 AM.

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