Personal software firewalls

Many people swear by personal software firewalls. One of the favorites is Zone Alarm. There is one that is part of Windows XP SP2, but it’s not as configurable nor is it as good.
There are only a couple of free firewalls left. They are by:


Definitely give these a try if you don’t run a hardware firewall. It is the one more level of protection that could stop that attacker from gaining access into your system.

  • Good advice, Ben. I use TINY and it amazed me, once I installed it, to see how many attempts there were to connect to my computer.

  • Good advice, Ben. I use TINY and it amazed me, once I installed it, to see how many attempts there were to connect to my computer.