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    GlassWire

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    Freemium Windows

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    Comodo Firewall

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    Free Windows

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    Little Snitch

    Little Snitch intercepts unwanted connection attempts, and lets you decide how to proceed.

    Commercial Mac

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    TinyWall

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    Free Windows

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    Gufw

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    Open Source Linux

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    Privatefirewall

    This personal firewall and intrusion detection application provides comprehensive online security. It constantly monitors your PC for intrusion and reports any findings...

    Free Windows

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    Windows 10 Firewall Control

    Protects your applications from undesirable network incoming and outgoing activity, controls applications internet access. Allows you to control personal information...

    Freemium Windows

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    • Windows firewall is only a basic firewall not worthy of protecting your online privacy when doing monetary business online or anything else. Basic firewall basic protection. Guest • Jun 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    Windows Firewall Notifier

    Windows Firewall Notifier (WFN) extends the default Windows embedded firewall behavior, allowing to visualize and handle incoming or outgoing connections.

    Open Source Windows

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    PC Tools Firewall Plus

    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...

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued Last version, 6.0.0.74, was released on September 29, 2009. It can be still downloaded from Download.com.
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    Free Firewall

    Free firewall is a full-featured professional firewall that protects against the threats of the Internet. Control every program on your computer by permit or deny access...

    Free Windows

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    Hands Off!

    Hands Off! is an application to monitor and control the access of applications to your network and disks. Being able to monitor the normally unnoticeable activities...

    Commercial Mac

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    Filseclab Personal Firewall

    Filseclab Personal Firewall Professional Edition is one of the most important software of Filseclab, it is very easy to use and also very powerful. It can provide more...

    Free Windows

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    Radio Silence

    Radio Silence lets you block individual apps from accessing the internet. It never throws pop-ups on the screen, and is completely invisible.

    Commercial Mac

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    Firestarter

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    Open Source Linux

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ZoneAlarm Free Firewall Comments

worst software I uesd

Negative Comment by alatmp
about ZoneAlarm Free Firewall Jan 2017

Since I installed the free firewall version my win 10 PC it hanged for a million times. It even hanged my PC when I was uninstalling it. This software should be forbidden and removed from the internet as soon as possible!

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2016 version

Negative Comment by fixitmanarizona
about ZoneAlarm Free Firewall Mar 2016

i've had zonelarm for a number of years but stupidly "upgraded" to the 2016 (14.something) version on my XP computer. It is NOT compatible with the AVAST antivirus I have installed, it also installs a non-compatable version of .NET and some other things like toolbars and caused me all kind of hell. System freezes, not-boot states, etc. AND good luck removing it, as it won't uninstall in safe mode!
Can no longer recommend this.
Maybe commodo instead?

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Latest update installs search conduit.

Negative Comment by Kooie
about ZoneAlarm Free Firewall Nov 2011

For those who don´t know what search conduit is, it´s a piece of garbage which replaces your default search provider (google, yahoo, bing..) for their website (search.conduit.com).
Latest upgrade of ZoneAlarm doesn´t improve security of the app, it just installs a toolbar (in my case in Firefox), you can disable and remove it, but the damage is done and it´s no easy to 100% remove it from your system.

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Has a good pedigree, but I've found the latest builds to be ...

Comment by peterstaack
about ZoneAlarm Free Firewall Jun 2011

Has a good pedigree, but I've found the latest builds to be a little heavy on the system resources (I was running it on older workstations), and opted for either the OS default firewall or a lighter product.

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I still use this, gets the job done, but I've yet to find a ...

Comment by s0me0ne
about ZoneAlarm Free Firewall Jun 2011

I still use this, gets the job done, but I've yet to find a better alternative. The site shows a few but not many likes on them or enough info for me to switch yet.

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Just a note: Antiviruses, like AVG are *not* alternatives t ...

Comment by 72dpi
about ZoneAlarm Free Firewall Jun 2011

Just a note: Antiviruses, like AVG are *not* alternatives to firewalls like Zone Alarm. They're two different things. However, it doesn't seem to be any way to remove AVG from Zone Alarm's alternatives-list...?

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Previous versions were good, these days ZoneAlarm seems way ...

Comment by monkeybear
about ZoneAlarm Free Firewall Jun 2011

Previous versions were good, these days ZoneAlarm seems way too bloated... I'd pass.

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