Which is the best Firewall - should I change?

  Limpoet 21:59 04 Apr 2005

I have a desktop and a notebook and I currently use Zone Alarm (free version not Pro) and have done for a couple of years. I think it is fab and would recommend. I combine this with Spybot and Adaware and now MS AntiSpyware (Beta) together with Norton Antivirus Pro 2003 (excellent) on the desktop and Sophos (OK but nothing special) on the notebook.

I am think of changing my Firewall to either Norton or McAfee Personall Firewall. No reason to dump Zone Alarm as I think it is a great product (especially as it is free) but I wonder whether I have the best option as so many people seem to use one of the others.

Any thoughts out there?

  stalion 22:01 04 Apr 2005

many members are useing Zone Alarm if it has worked well for you this long why change it

  VoG II 22:04 04 Apr 2005

If you want to see a map of where the "attacks" supposedly came from (with loud beeps etc) then McAfee firewall plus.

Otherwise, keep ZA and spend your money on cakes.

  dogbreath1 22:05 04 Apr 2005

Zone Alarm works fine for me. For a list of alternatives:-click here
And to test your fire wall:-click here

  Limpoet 22:05 04 Apr 2005


Just what I am thinking - why fix what ain't broken. In the past I have changed software/firmware/hardware just to upgrade which caused more problems than it solved in some cases.

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