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Old 07-04-02, 03:37 PM
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Zone Alarm & Other Security Programs...

Hey All,

I need to know what program(s) most people use for their computers. I have a cable modem and I am running Zone Alarm Pro. I recently upgraded my copy, because it was out of date and I don't have the reg. code, so I am running on "trial" right now (for 30 days). So I need to either buy a new copy or get another program. I wanted to know what other OTTERS use, then I will make my decision.

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I run my DSL modem into a linux firewall/router (It runs IPCOP)before running it out to the network.

Then I use the freeware "Tiny Firewall" on my WinXP machine, mostly to catch any programs that are trying to make an outgoing connection that I'm not aware of.

I was using Zone Alarm before but kept getting some nasty BSOD's that were resulting from the Zone Alarm engine getting hosed up.
Old 07-04-02, 07:52 PM
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read www.grc.com to see why zone alarm is the software firewall worth having

then read www.grcsucks.com to see all the holes in steve's explainations

then go out and buy yourself a 50$ cable router with a hardware firewall included
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Thanks Twikoff. I was leaning towards a router after reading some reviews. My zone alarm is also pretty fickle about some of the programs i'm running. When my g/f uses my computer she gets annoyed by all of the Zone Alarm pop ups (i have it on relatively high security, so I get notified for most things)

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ps. Any good deals out there on a router?

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