Needed Free Firewall for Vista laptop

  Graphicool1 10:43 03 Nov 2009

A friend needs a free firewall for a Vista laptop. I use Ashampoo, but that doesn't run on Vista. Someone recommended Comodo. But he didn't like that. It was in his face all the time, asking what it should do next. I tried that once and couldn't stand either.

Anyone have any others to suggest, ones you use and believe to be good?

  RobCharles1981 11:00 03 Nov 2009

Well Comodo is the best one as far as I'm concerend when used correctly.

  mimosa418 11:01 03 Nov 2009

Why not use the Vista built in firewall. It is perfectly adequate.

  Graphicool1 11:14 03 Nov 2009

If that is what you use and you believe it's doing it's job? Then go to 'SHIELDS UP' click here run the tests and see how happy you are then!
As I said, I use Ashampoo my system score at SHIELDS UP is as always 100% STEALTH MODE in every test.

Thanks for your recommendation and the addendum

  Graphicool1 15:01 03 Nov 2009

The queue starts here.

  interzone55 16:08 03 Nov 2009

The free version of Zone Alarm is pretty good, always shows full stealth on GRC Shields Up.

  Graphicool1 16:19 03 Nov 2009

Thanks for that, sounds good.

  johnem 16:27 03 Nov 2009

Have not tried Sunbelt Firewall on Vista but it works well on XP. It is free click here
Although it is free for 30 days, you can continue to use it after that time.

  Graphicool1 16:40 03 Nov 2009

Thanks for the heads up on that. No Shields-Up info though?

  Bob The Blob 17:51 03 Nov 2009

Vista's built in firewall is perfectly fine. Two and a half years and not a single problem here. You are being overly cautious.

  rdave13 18:06 03 Nov 2009

Vista's own firewall with firewall controller (free version); click here

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