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I used the latest free Sygate firewall on my Win 2Kpro dial-up systems. Now though i have XP pro SP2 with its own invisible firewall...Still dial-up..pffff.
In your opinion which one is more effective?

With the Sygate one I could see what was occuring and had some control but with the XP one everything is invisable

Advice please

TIA
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Question by:orbiter5
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Hi orbiter5,

Good choice on Sysgate.  If you felt comfortable with that s/w firewall (it's more advanced than some others), I suggest you install Sysgate on your box and then disable XP SP2's firewall.

The biggest issue is that quoting MS: "Windows Firewall will automatically allow all outbound connections, regardless of the program and the user context."  These means outbound access cannot be controlled with the built in firewall.  So, if you have a malicious program reaching out to the Internet, it would be allowed by default.

Here are some firewall related comparisons:
http://www.agnitum.com/php_scripts/compare2.php
http://www.pcflank.com/art41c.htm

Good luck,
JR
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It depends on users too. If you have firewall knowledge, you should use Sygate. Because it always alerts such as connecting internet,etc. So you can allow only important packet in or out your machine.

If you don't have firewall knowledge much, you should use XP Firewall. Because it 's easy to use and never alert anything. I think it is very friendly for users.
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