ZoneAlarm that works with Vista (Ultimate) with SP1

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by darkrats, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. darkrats

    darkrats Guest

    Can someone post a link to a free version of ZoneAlarm (just the firewall)
    that they know will really work with Vista SP1? I've been trying a lot of
    different sites, all of which claim their download will work, but I either
    get "not compatible with this OS" or "this driver will not work with this
    OS". Many thanks!
     
    darkrats, Jul 10, 2008
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  2. What Vista SP1? x86, x64, VHB, VHP, Business, Ultimate?

    Why are you going to "different sites, all of which claim their download
    will work"? What do you expect to find there that is not on the ZoneAlarm
    site already?
    http://www.zonealarm.com/store/cont...rm_free_firewall.jsp?dc=12bms&ctry=US&lang=en
    What did you learn when you visited the ZoneAlarm Firewall forum at
    http://www.zonealarm.com/store/cont...c=12bms&ctry=US&lang=en&lid=tshome_userforum?
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Jul 10, 2008
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  3. darkrats

    Kayman Guest

    Reconsider; Do yourself a favor and educate yourself. Stay away from 3rd
    party (so called) firewall application!

    You are not going to find anything better than the Vista FW and Vista in
    itself due to the advanced features the FW and Vista are using.

    "Personal Firewalls" are mostly snake-oil.
    http://www.samspade.org/d/firewalls.html

    PFW Criticism.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_firewall#Criticisms

    Jesper's Blogs-
    At Least This Snake Oil Is Free.
    http://msinfluentials.com/blogs/jesper/archive/2007/07/19/at-least-this-snake-oil-is-free.aspx
    Windows Firewall: the best new security feature in Vista?
    http://blogs.technet.com/jesper_johansson/archive/2006/05/01/426921.aspx

    Exploring The Windows Firewall.
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/technetmag/issues/2007/06/VistaFirewall/default.aspx
    "If you try to block outbound connections from a computer that’s already
    compromised, how can you be sure that the computer is really doing what you
    ask? The answer: you can’t. Outbound protection is security theater—it’s a
    gimmick that only gives the impression of improving your security without
    doing anything that actually does improve your security. This is why
    outbound protection didn’t exist in the Windows XP firewall and why it
    doesn’t exist in the Windows Vista™ firewall."

    Tap into the Vista firewall's advanced configuration features
    http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-10877-6098592.html
    "...once you discover the secret of accessing its advanced configuration
    settings via the MMC snap-in, you'll find it to be far more configurable
    and functional. At last, Windows comes with a sophisticated personal
    firewall that can be used to set up outbound rules as well as inbound, with
    the ability to customize rules to fit your precise needs."
    Or
    Configure Vista Firewall to support outbound packet filtering
    http://searchwindowssecurity.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid45_gci1247138,00.html
    Or
    Vista Firewall Control (Free versions available).
    Protects your applications from undesirable network incoming and outgoing
    activity, controls applications internet access.
    http://sphinx-soft.com/Vista/
    The free version may be all you need, check the comparisons under
    the "Download and Buy" link.

    Managing the Windows Vista Firewall
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc510323.aspx
     
    Kayman, Jul 10, 2008
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