Zone Alarm Firewall

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    Zone Alarm Firewall

    I downloaded the 30 day trial version. It was beefier than the free firewall. I've been using it for about 10 minutes and it has already block 3 invaders from scanning my IP.

    I really like this thing. I might buy the program after the 30 day trial. I should have had a firewall long time ago.
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    The default set-up is good, but check to see if you are at least at "medium" protection.
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    Okay I have to run to school but I'll do that when I get back. I have blocked 5 people already. This is cool. It even sometimes gives information about these people including their name, address, phone number, IP, etc.

    Should I report these pricks or what?
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    k your acting like a retard....

    the only reason you should use a firewall is if your doing "illegal stuff" on your comp or running a file sharing network....

    all firewalls do is make people paranoid as hell...

    and if a hackers wants into your machines he is just gonna ping your firewall to death and get in anyways...

    3/4 of the scan you are gonna get are going to be webpages, your isp or some fool scanning your network for something... (which is in no mean an attack... its a script kiddie playing with his toys...)

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    How does pinging the firewall allow them to get in? I love this firewall. It's great.
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    Also I don't want to have people look at my programs. They are my property. Not only this but apparently files can be sent to apps and at least I get to see exactly what is being sent before I accept it. You dumb bastard.
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    >>the only reason you should use a firewall is if your doing "illegal stuff" on your comp or running a file sharing network....


    Huh?? I use a firewall partly because I want to know which of my proggiez is trying to access the web while I am using my PC.

    Am I being too over the top for doing this??????


    >>and if a hackers wants into your machines he is just gonna ping your firewall to death and get in anyways...

    Fair enough, but why should this stop me from using a firewall??

    >>some fool scanning your network for something... (which is in no mean an attack... its a script kiddie playing with his toys...)

    Fine, then disable the popup telling you that someones trying to access your PC and let Zone Alarm block'em

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    >all firewalls do is make people paranoid as hell...

    *g* like you not even having enough trust to leave a nickname ?

    I wouldn't care for those that ping you. Soon there are far
    too many to care about. What is important is they don't get to
    know you are even there. Plus your firewall tells you which of
    your programs wants to access the net without you knowing.
    Trojans have a hard life then.

    Good choice to get a firewall ;-)
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    There is a program called "iphider" available (I think).
    I think I have it.
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    There is a program called "iphider" available (I think).
    I think I have it.
    Anybody who wants a copy, please raise your right hand.
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    >>if your doing illegal stuff

    Hmmm, yes, kittens

    >>ping your firewall
    I dont know if you have used a fw recently but the majority of them block ICMP echo requests (pings), thats part of their job

    I agree that firewalls increase paranoia but what everyone must realise that not every warning is a hacker, the majority are just normal traffic routed, lost packets or data directed at the person who last had the IP.

    But firewalls do stop a lot of hackers, my firewall prevented a trojan program dialling an international number because under the firewall thgey are forced to request permission, also i had a virus attatched to notepad which tried to connect to a remote computer and tried to act as a server. My firewall stopped both of these.
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    just so you guys know... ZA is crap against trojans as if you are infected it is too easy for the trojan to delete the .dll attached to the firewall

    sub7 the trojan used by most script kiddies has this ability.... so does Back Orrifice

    as for what pinging a firewall does is it ties up the firewall with huge numbers a packets eventually lagging it up and causing it to no longer be able to protect your computer.

    if you want to control port acces use a port monitor...



    firewalls are fine to hide from script kiddies but you must realize that they are in no means protection against anyone with a little skill... also anyone running *nix will be able to scan you even if you have ZA due to a certain exploit... (not really an exploit but a flaw in ZA code)

    just giving you guys the ups and downs

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    ya but its better than nothing and most trojans are easy to frap anyways... excluding Donald D*ck that is
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    Ok, but if sub7 deletes my dll, don't you think I'd notice my firewall's dead? then it's just a matter of unplugging your computer from your phone outlet and getting rid of the thing (which is easier than you think, I've had to get rid of trojans manually twice)

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    the firewall is not compeletly dead the icon is till there and it appears to be working fine but it can no longer block incomming packets or outgoing

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