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My younger brother recently got a pc...it's running XP Home and he knows nothing about internet security...all i ...
17th March 2011, 10:02 AM #1
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Which firewall for beginners
My younger brother recently got a pc...it's running XP Home and he knows nothing about internet security...all i need to know is what would be the best and easiest firewall to use for a beginner such as my little brother???
Thanks in advance
17th March 2011, 11:55 AM #2
If you want a software based one - I quite like Comodo
17th March 2011, 12:15 PM #3
The best firewall would be a hardware one that they probably already have in the form of their router... Any NAT router is going to be firewalling pretty well, just make sure that uPNP is not enabled. Otherwise, just ensure that the built in firewall is enabled (I'm guessing / hoping that they have a fully patched (or at least post SP2 system here).
17th March 2011, 12:42 PM #4
As long as you have a standard router for your broadband then Windows firewall should be just fine.
17th March 2011, 01:12 PM #5
whats zone alarm like - not sure if they do a free version anymore ??
Originally Posted by SpuffMonkey
Best Free Firewall Software for Download: Personal Firewall by ZoneAlarm
Also heard a lot of good things about comodo but as above can't really beat a hardware firewall, as long as he has good anti virus / anti malware installed thats kept up to date and is behind a router with the firewall settings enabled it should be ok
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