I would like to install a free firewall as my norton firewall subscription has now expired, is Sygate OK or has anyone any other reccommendations. I have had my computer hacked once and don't want to repeat the experiance again! Many thanks for any advice
I used Sygate for about a year with no problems, but I changed back to the new Zone alarm Free edition, and I think it is the better of the two.From a point of view of protection I don't think there is anything to chose, but I think ZA is easier to configure with more options.The only thing I had against Sygate was that no matter how many times I configured it not to allow programs to act as server, they kept chaning back which I did not like.
I like Kerio best but Outpost, ZoneAlarm & Sygate are all very good. I found Look'n'stop surprisingly effective for something so small, but a pig to reconfigure to plug a few holes in the rules & Omniquad I don't know.