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Old May 17, 2002, 08:20 PM
zack371 zack371 is offline
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Zone Alarm is not just a port blocker. Also, Zone Alarm, Kerio, and others will block trojans that are broadcasting out. Like Kerio, for instance, it will ask you if you want to allow each individual executable to access the net. So, it can provide protection from some trojans. So can Zone Alarm and others. But as mentioned above - NOTHING will protect you 100%.

Old May 17, 2002, 10:53 PM
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ZoneAlarm or Sygate are your two best choices or run them together for that matter. Best of all they are both free for personal use.
Old May 18, 2002, 09:41 AM
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Hoss M8,

Yes, those are two excellent choices. Juts out of curiosity, have you ever tried Kerio?? I never had even heard of it. But, it used to be Tiny Personal Firewall, and became Kerio when TIny introduced their new products. I have just started using it after it was recently recommended to me. I think you might like it. It is more like Sygate than ZA. It is another very good choice. Kerio is free as well. Worth looking at. Try it and see what you think. It requires a bit of configuring at first, but it is another very nice option.

Old Jun 02, 2002, 05:33 PM
Easy2k Easy2k is offline
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mate it is tops i have used it scence day one i know a few "l33t" hacker and they tryed getting passed it and failed

tops !!!!!!!!!!!

Old Jun 03, 2002, 11:57 PM
backup2k1 backup2k1 is offline
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hi m8 zone alarm is not 100% for a start it has spy software on it
there is a file in windows that keeps a log of all sites you been too or
what you been using the pc for
easy way to make sure your pc is safe when its online is use two firewalls
systems that is the best way i think
if u leave the pc connected up all the time have something like the
cleaner running in the back ground
here some links worth looking into
i would look into a firewall system called tiny that is used in the usa
that is very secure firewall system or nortons security

backup2k1(the name u can trust)



all is free software none of it is warze
Old Jun 05, 2002, 07:14 AM
nokia_buyer nokia_buyer is offline
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The only problem with zone alarm is that it doesnt identify what files are trojans. Like it will ask you do you want to permit access to "Filename" , being a novice you might not know what this is!

If this is a trojan and you click yes, thats the end!

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