one way firewall?

  Head hurts 12:35 25 Jul 2007

is there such a thing? i have a netgear router with hard firewall and really only require a firewall that informs me of any programmes trying to dial out. i run xp on my laptop which has just been reinstalled due to it slowing down drastically. most antivirus and firewalls even the free ones are quite resource hungry so i was wondering if there are any firewalls that control outgoing programmes only.

  Stuartli 13:22 25 Jul 2007

Unlikely. Even the one-way Windows XP firewall only blocks incoming traffic that is potentially dangerous.

  Fingees 14:51 25 Jul 2007

You may as well use one that works both ways.

It wont usually conflict with a hardware firewall, which usually hides your pc from the internet, except,the place you are actually connected to.

  Stuartli 15:27 25 Jul 2007

I use ZA (free) and also have a modem router firewall - it doesn't affect the speed of my connections..:-)

  woodchip 15:32 25 Jul 2007

a Router is a one way Firewall. It stops things coming in but lets things go out

  woodchip 15:33 25 Jul 2007

That's on a basic router firewall default setup. Unless you change it

  Head hurts 16:14 25 Jul 2007

thanks for your help i did not think there was any such beast but always worth asking.

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