What is the best free download Firewall?

  pcbobby 16:48 06 Nov 2005

What in the members opinion, is the best free download Firewall?

Some months ago I bought and installed the latest McAfee Security Suite. It created more problems than it solved. I have removed it from the PC.
Currently, I have Spyware Blaster, and NoAdware installed.
I do have an old copy of AVG on disc. But, even it seemed to miss a few viruses.

  Dan the Doctus 16:53 06 Nov 2005

ZoneAlarm is the Arnold Schwarzenegger of firewalls click here

  wotbus@ 16:56 06 Nov 2005

This is probably as good as any although I have not used it. I have used McAfee for 4 yrs with no probs!
click here
Or you could try click here
I use most of the recommended freebies and payware, but it was the MS Antispyware which threw up a trojan all the others missed! Seems there is no one program which will work 100% all the time. What I mean is it's possible to unwittingly download a virus/trojan and there it sits until you do your next scan. MS AS kicks in once a day for me and I do a complete scan with all the others weekly. One trojan in 4 ys is not too bad.

  Dan the Doctus 17:00 06 Nov 2005

Download the latest AVG and keep it updated click here

  pj123 17:20 06 Nov 2005

Dan the Doctus we are talking Firewalls not anti virus programs.

I have Zonealarm (firewall), AVG Anti virus, Adaware, Spybot and Sypwareblaster all free and all running on my computer.

  Belatucadrus 17:42 06 Nov 2005

Kerio free will be available up to Dec 2005 and supported for 12 months after. I think it's the best freebie and even after the development expires, it'll be some time before most of its competitors get to be as good. click here

  The Spires 17:50 06 Nov 2005

Sygate Free is really good and easy to setup and also very stable. click here

  jimv7 17:55 06 Nov 2005

pj123, the new avg is anti-virus complete with built in firewall.

  PaulB2005 17:57 06 Nov 2005

"the new avg is anti-virus complete with built in firewall."

But not FREE as in the original request for information.

  pcbobby 18:17 06 Nov 2005

Thank you all for your contributions.
Looks like it is ZoneAlarm. Sygate, and Kerio so far.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:19 06 Nov 2005

Kerio discontinue after DEcember

ZA or sygate are the best free ones.

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