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    I don't know if you've decided about what your gonna go, but i do know the company that makes nod32, eset, came out with what they call smart security, which includes a firewall as well as an av, anti-spam and anti-spyware. Looks promising. So I think you should check that out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swc666 View Post
    I still need more than the XP firewall... a lot of the time I need to block internet access to programs like iTunes (when I run 3rd party software on my jailbroken iPhone), IIS needs to be blocked 1/2 the time, SQL, and a few other programs.

    I may just wind up renewing Norton
    http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/security/90c6/

    This might be a good idea for ya.
    A third party security audit is the IT equivalent of a colonoscopy. It's long, intrusive, very uncomfortable, and when it's done, you'll have seen things you really didn't want to see, and you'll never forget that you've had one.

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    My experience with both Norton and Windows firewall's has been annoying. Seen the norton often break ( as in block traffic that it hasn't previously in small office settings), Norton is regarded by everyone i know as a resource hog. McAffee is no better. Many of the major software companies security software ignores some rootkits....i forget the link to the paper but look for the sony rootkit....the windows firewall , well i had heard that it was decent enough but i always found that programs can make exceptions in it without advising the user specifically, i mean a warning would be nice......also Windows calls home every so often, i find that insulting .......i should be asked before my computer does anything i haven't specifically authorized. When i was still using Windows, i used the Comodo firewall and it seemed to work pretty well without hogging to much, though i felt like i had to authorize every little thing ( but i don't mind that, i like to have control of my system) but the exceptions for programs can be made permanent. Anyway i don't want to start a security debate, though this would be the place, I work at a repair shop and i have seen to many windows nightmares .........they still keep me up at night sometimes

    http://www.scotsnewsletter.com/93.htm#swfw


    something about comodo........and maybe leads to better info

    I can post URL's now. OH the joy, the possiblities.............

    here's one more i found.....

    http://www.consumersearch.com/www/so...lls/index.html

    ok that's it....but i had to celebrate

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    Quote Originally Posted by streaker69 View Post
    http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/security/90c6/

    This might be a good idea for ya.
    Hey, that's kinda cool! Not too bad of a price either.
    Of course, if you really wanted to have some fun, go to Wal-Mart late at night and ask the greeter if they could help you find trashbags, roll of carpet, rope, quicklime, clorox and a shovel. See if they give you any strange looks. --Streaker69

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    Quote Originally Posted by streaker69 View Post
    http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/security/90c6/

    This might be a good idea for ya.
    Now THAT looks like an awesome alternative. Thanks for that Streaker, I think I've now got my Xmas wish!!!
    dd if=/dev/swc666 of=/dev/wyze

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    Along the same lines as the device streaker pointed out (actually made by the same company):
    The Yoggie Pico Personal - http://www.yoggie.com/node/40
    The CON to these devices is the yearly subscription/updates.

    You could also checkout http://groups.google.com/group/comp....rewalls/topics I know there's been at least one thread in there on this topic in the last 2 months.
    I'm a compulsive post editor, you might wanna wait until my post has been online for 5-10 mins before quoting it as it will likely change.

    I know I seem harsh in some of my replies. SORRY! But if you're doing something illegal or posting something that seems to be obvious BS I'm going to call you on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thorin View Post
    Along the same lines as the device streaker pointed out (actually made by the same company):
    The Yoggie Pico Personal - http://www.yoggie.com/node/40
    The CON to these devices is the yearly subscription/updates.

    You could also checkout http://groups.google.com/group/comp....rewalls/topics I know there's been at least one thread in there on this topic in the last 2 months.
    Thanx Thorin.... I'll definitely take a look at those
    dd if=/dev/swc666 of=/dev/wyze

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    now that looks cool as hell, a firewall that i can carry around everywhere, that is going in my xmas shopping list for this year

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