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A Handy List of Free Firewalls

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A Firewall is a hardware and/or software which is used to protect your computer or network from doing unauthorized access to Internet, other networks and computers on a network along with authorizing legitimate communication on a network and Internet. You can set different sets of rules for your firewall to handle data transfer over the network. At the moment, I am putting transfer of data handling on one side and will write about Free Firewall software. This list consists of some really good firewalls which, if you can not afford purchased ones, should be part of your computer.NetVeda Safety.Net 3.8:
I like this firewall. I have tested it on Windows XP Pro along with Avast AntiVirus 4.8 home edt. You can compared it to any other purchased firewall. It is very light and hides you completely on any network. I rated it no.1 over all other firewalls. The best is it is free. Recommended for Windows XP Pro.
  • Internet security
  • Content security
  • Advanced Internet firewall
  • Protects all computers
  • Time restrictions
  • Application, Network activity monitor
  • Computer specific rules
  • Traffic recording
  • Traffic rate controls
Download.Comodo Firewall 3.9.95:
This is also a very good firewall. The only annoying thing is it takes some time at system startup but its data scanning speed is really marvelous. Recommended for Windows 7 x86 (RTM, RC).
  • Keeps you updated on all suspicious files
  • Prevention-based technology stops viruses
  • Default Deny Protection so only safe files execute
  • Easily learns your PC habits for personalized alerts
  • Automatic updates for the most current protection
Download.Agnitum Outpost Free Firewall 2009:
Outpost Firewall Free gives you solid firewall protection with standard packet and application filtering to safeguard your data against unauthorized third parties. Plus, you get advanced protection against illegal program activity that will help stymie unknown threats. All this coupled with minimum impact on your system resources makes Outpost Firewall Free a must-have instrument for an unprotected PC.
  • Bidirectional firewall
  • Protection that can’t be shut down by hackers
  • Application behavior monitoring
  • Intuitive, resource-friendly operation
  • Activity monitoring capabilities
  • Windows Vista and 64-bit compatibility
Download.Online Armor Personal Firewall 3.5:
  • Stops Hackers
  • Stops Malicious Programs
  • Protect you when Banking and Transacting Online
  • Protects your Identity
Download.PC Tools Firewall Plus 5.0.0.38:
PC Tools Firewall Plus is a powerful free personal firewall for Windows® that protects your computer by preventing unauthorized users from gaining access to your computer through the Internet or a network. By monitoring applications that connect to the network Firewall Plus can stop Trojans, backdoors, keyloggers and other malware from damaging your computer and stealing your private information. It takes a lot of time at system startup.
  • Protects your PC as you are working, surfing and playing.
  • Intelligent automatic protection without all the questions.
  • Easy to use. Designed for both, novice and expert users.
  • Advanced rules to protect your PC against common attacks.
Download.Webroot Desktop Firewall 5.8:
Webroot Desktop Firewall secures your computer from Internet threats and reduces the risks of being a victim of online crimes. Unlike the Windows XP and Vista Firewall, Webroot Desktop Firewall combines intelligent firewall technology with intrusion prevention for inbound and outbound protection that is both powerful and easy to use. This is also not recommended.
  • Monitors Internet traffic in and out of your PC for better protection
  • Makes your PC invisible to online scammers looking for easy targets
  • Prevents remote access Trojans from hijacking your PC
Download.ZoneAlarm Free Firewall:
ZoneAlarm Free Firewall blocks hackers from infiltrating your home PC by hiding your computer from unsolicited network traffic. By detecting and preventing intrusions, ZoneAlarm Free Firewall keeps your PC free from viruses that slow down performance, and spyware that steals your personal information, passwords, and financial data.
  • Essential firewall protection
  • Be invisible to others online
  • New interface makes it even easier—smaller size keeps it light
Download.Ashampoo Firewall 1.2:
In simple words, it is not recommended at all.
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