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Old Jul 16, 2002, 09:44 AM
yomanda yomanda is offline
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i use sygate pro m8 is v good ( mail me )
Old Jul 16, 2002, 09:17 PM
uk_trader uk_trader is offline
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actually Ill retract what I said earlier i wouldnt recommend sygaste as said in my above post as it kept forgetting my settings ~i told it to remember and its default security settings are very poor compared to its rivals and Ive been running tests on it lately and found it the easiest of the above mentioned firewalls to bypass. I cant speak for Sygate pro as this opinion is based on the free version. And this is only my opinion for what its worth.

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Old Jul 17, 2002, 05:01 AM
Fusion Backups Fusion Backups is offline
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Been using Zone Alarm Pro and never been hacked.
Old Jul 17, 2002, 11:37 PM
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I have used all these firewalls: zone alarm 2, zone alarm 3, sygate pro 5, and tiny personal 2; and I find that the BEST is Tiny Personal Firewall 2.0. It's great plus it's free! I find it has the best blocking capabilities and it's super easy to use.

For zone alarm, I find that I set it up and I have absolutely no clue what the hell is going on. There's not much feedback given like where's the "hacking" coming from, which ports, etc. Zone alarm 3 even caused some program to stop working completely until I turned it off. I find that sygate probably offers the best protection but it's really difficult to get it configured and set up properly. Now, tiny firewall is the simplest and smallest of programs and does the job great. Nothing passes to/from ports unless you want it to, and you could set up permanent rules for specific programs. I suggest everyone to give it a try. I would bet that you would change to it once you use it.

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Old Jul 18, 2002, 03:47 AM
rap112 rap112 is offline
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i didn't like tiny because the pop ups didn't stop and i didn't find it easy to configure.
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Old Jul 18, 2002, 05:41 AM
Lazza Lazza is offline
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Well uk_trader came out with a valid point there about Sygate allowing certain items to connect to the internet without blocking.

Sygate themselves, to be fair, admit that they have a bit of a problem with this. It mainly seems to stem from using a proxy server, so say for instance you use a pop-up stopper like myself (Ad-Subtract Pro) Sygate's security is not that effective at stopping progs on your PC from "piggy-backing" their way out of your system!!!

Hmm, let's see how they sort that out with the next version of Sygate. [img]********[/img]

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