Msg#: 3115852 posted 7:41 am on Oct 23, 2006 (gmt 0)
There was a free program some time ago called Tiny Personal Firewall that came out on top of most comparisons that I still use to this day. And free to boot! If you do a search for pf2.exe you should still be able to find a download somwhere.
Msg#: 3115852 posted 8:35 am on Oct 23, 2006 (gmt 0)
Kaspersky, the best, hands down.
How did I come to that conclusion..
I use their Anti-Hacker and Anti-Virus. They work as expected and never once have caused me, the user, any problems - with either the OS or the application software. Norton can't say that. The Anti-Hacker allows you to easily manage your firewall.
There are other good solutions. Black Ice worked well for me. If I ever feel the need to switch, I would use it again. Norton can't say that ;)