Firewall - Download or buy?

  MagsD 15:10 22 Mar 2005
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I have just got BT Broadband and am going to install a firewall.Is it better to buy one or is downloading one just as effective? i am using PC Cillin as an antivirus,this came with my computer which is Windows ME

  Yoda Knight 15:12 22 Mar 2005

Download.

click here

Why pay for it ?

  kaled 15:12 22 Mar 2005

I use Zone Alarm and have done for the past three years. Quite happy with it so far.

  GBL 15:18 22 Mar 2005

Go for AVG Anti virus by Grisoft. That is free also with regular updates.

  Completealias 15:21 22 Mar 2005

This months PC Advisor has mccafee personal firewall free on the front cover.

My preferred antivirus is avast click here also free

  Confab 15:26 22 Mar 2005

What version of PC-Cillin are you using? PC-Cillin Internet Security 2004 onwards includes a firewall.

  Belatucadrus 15:30 22 Mar 2005

click here for a good review. The of the high rated ones, the Lab Winner ZoneAlarm and Kerio one of the recommended products do a free version for non profit home users. When the best come free why pay ?

  Yoda Knight 15:31 22 Mar 2005

AVG is an anti-virus, not a firewall

  Belatucadrus 15:32 22 Mar 2005

Proof read dimwit, spell checks are not the answer to all things.
try

"Of the high rated ones"

  GBL 16:21 22 Mar 2005

Yoda Knight
Yes I am fully aware of what it is, I was trying to be helpful, why pay for updates when you get them for free.

  MagsD 16:27 22 Mar 2005

I am using PC Cillin 2000. Can I get 2004 version free or would I have to buy it

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