Firewall for XP

Discussion in 'Computers Help' started by grr, Jan 24, 2017.

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  1. grr

    grr Board Enthusiast Known Member

    Hello Friends,
    I'm still using XP OS and have Avast free installed.

    For better security, could you please suggest a (free) Firewall for XP.

    I couldn't find any Firewall except PrivateFirewall supporting XP. Even , PrivateFirewall's development is stopped.

    Thanks, Grr
     
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  3. eufrasiox

    eufrasiox Member

    Comodo firewall
     
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  4. Trim

    Trim MTAC Moderator Staff Member

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  5. grr

    grr Board Enthusiast Known Member

    Thanks Trim. Actually I don't have a license to install Windows7. Hence, just sticking with XP.
    I have had used ZoneAlarm long back, so not sure how it's reputation stands now.
    I'll check on Comodo firewall reviews before I install it.
     
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  6. BC2Tweak

    BC2Tweak Reviews Moderator Staff Member

    I've used Comodo Firewall, and it worked very well on my system, which is a Win 8.1 system. The free version gives you a lot of protection, and it was not feature-restricted, as some free versions of software are. I've had the privilege to use a lot of different firewall apps, including ZoneAlarm...and with the exception of the now defunct "Outpost Pro" (which was my favorite), I'll stick with Comodo Firewall, as it is very similiar to what was in "Outpost Pro".
    :D

    Just a couple of thoughts about CF!! :D
     
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  7. grr

    grr Board Enthusiast Known Member

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  8. BC2Tweak

    BC2Tweak Reviews Moderator Staff Member

    No problem....thought I'd share a couple of observations, since you were possibly considering using CF!! :D
     
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  9. revC0de

    revC0de MTAC Moderator Staff Member

    You can consider one of the suggested firewall, but by adding an additional security level you can consider Sandboxie which, according to the official site, should be compatible also with Windows XP SP3

    https://www.sandboxie.com/index.php?DownloadSandboxie

    The problem of XP is the fact that it is a "dead OS", unpatched and full of exploitable vulnerabilities.
    A good security setup is a must, but nothing can against targeted attacks based on flaws.
    Sandboxie may be the first security layer between the internet and your system, by creating a virtualized browser's session that cannot interact with the real system, by blocking scripts, browser injection codes, and other malware.
    You just have to empty the sandbox after a browsing session.
     
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  10. grr

    grr Board Enthusiast Known Member

    Thanks revC0de

    I do use sandboxie as it helps keep clutter free browsing.
     
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