Re: Please recommend a good free firewall alternative to Vista firewall (not Comodo)

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Tommy McClure, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. ftran999 wrote:
    > I have recently built a new PC with Vista 64bit Home Basic as my OS.
    > When the build was finished, the first thing I did was go online to
    > find a free firewall program for it. Comodo seemed to be the most
    > recommended. However, I decided I didn't like it because it's such a
    > resource hog. It was using in some cases over 50% of the CPU. So I
    > uninstalled it and am currently using the Windows Firewall built into
    > Vista. However, I'm not too confident in the security of WF. I have
    > no idea what's been allowed into or out of my PC. At least with Zone
    > Alarm and Comodo there would be a pop-up message asking if you wanted
    > a certain program or application to access the internet. This
    > feature doesn't seem to exist in WF. Also the settings in WF seem
    > complicated to figure out.
    > So my question, like the header states is is there are good free
    > firewall for Vista 64bit? It's too bad ZA isn't supporting Vista 64.
    > I would prefer free but am also open to software at a cost as long as
    > it's not a resource hog and has good security features and the
    > settings is easy to understand.
    >
    > TIA


    think found this useful:

    http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-10878_11-6131599.html?tag=rbxccnbt
    r1


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    tommy
     
    Tommy McClure, Sep 30, 2008
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