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Firewall for Windows XP Professional X64 Edition

Firewall for Windows XP Professional X64 Edition

Postby Grav!ty » Tue Jan 30, 2007 5:29 pm

Does anyone know of a good preferably free, firewall for Windows XP Professional X64 Edition yet?

Otherwise can anyone recommend one that is in the US$30.00 price range?

I've been through Software Releases here going back a few months and only found Outpost Firewall Pro and NeT Firewall. They are fairly expensive especially if one has no idea how effective and how user friendly they are.
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Postby kd1966 » Tue Jan 30, 2007 5:38 pm

I think I was using Ghostwall on one of the x64 RC1 or 2............ it was free
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Postby Grav!ty » Wed Jan 31, 2007 6:14 am

kd1966 wrote:I think I was using Ghostwall on one of the x64 RC1 or 2............ it was free


Thank you KD, I also found that one on google and I'm about to install and will let ya'll know how it goes :yesnod:
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Postby Grav!ty » Thu Feb 01, 2007 4:10 am

GhostWall installs and runs just fine. It is extremely low on resource usuage and there are absolutley no pop-up prompts. This to me is a little problematic as one doesn't actually know how effective it is. Maybe my NAT router plays a role in controlling some items though.

I am keeping it installed but it's clear to me that it needs quite a lot of configuration as without being configured it seems to be just letting all traffic in and out.

There is comprehensive help available at the GhostWall site, and it gives a basic understanding of what protocols and ports are used for what and by which applications. This need to configure the firewall to that extent is a shortcoming in my opinion.
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Postby Grav!ty » Fri Mar 23, 2007 5:19 am

I tried to find Tiny Firewall which actually worked great but I last used it soon after the RTM release of XP Pro X64 and found that Tiny Software has been acquired by Computer Associates. Anyway, I then gave CA Personal Firewall 2007 a try hoping that the fact it's "based on Tiny Software
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Postby kd1966 » Sat Mar 24, 2007 12:03 am

LOL!! Good reading Grav!ty; I'm looking forward to testing out the Vista firewall control addon....... although I didn't hear if it was for x86 only.........
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