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Wanted: Firewall Recommendations

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Hi, ppl.

I just recently got cable internet service installed and working.

#Questions
1. What types of firewalls exist?
2. What are your recommendations?

#Specs
Service: AT$T@Home (DHCP)
Modem: RCA DCM USB/Ethernet modem (using ethernet)
OS: WinME/Win9x

Bye. -e2
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My recommendation would be to use ZoneAlarm

http://www.zonelabs.com

It's free for personal use, and judging by some of the reviews I've seen, is one of the best about. Configuration is pretty simple - if it needs you to make a decision - it asks you.

I tried using Norton's Firewall ( I got it as a free gift) on another machine recently , and it  was a pain in comparsion.  (Maybe I'm just used to ZA?).

I would avoid BlackIce Defender however, I've heard reports that it has problems detecting trojans.

Download a few and try them them out. If you want to see how well they protect your system, try testing them by taking a look at the ShieldsUp and LeakTest  pages at

http://www.grc.com

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Got ZoneAlarm.
Did the ShieldsUp and portscan tests.
All Okay.
Reading through the site now.

Thanks.  -e2
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