Apr 19

3 of the best free firewalls

The Top 3 Free Firewalls

There are a number of free firewalls out there and more and more come out of the woodwork on a monthly basis. We take a look at our top 5 best free firewalls in this article and why they make our top 5. Download links are also provided for each one.

 comodo firewall

1. Comodo Free Firewall

Download from: http://personalfirewall.comodo.com/ (select the download free button)

Comodo firewall is a very good choice when it comes to free firewall protection. Not only does comodo detect threats it also prevents them occurring in the first place with its intelligent Default deny protection.The firewall cross references files that are trying to access the internet on your computer with a huge white list of trusted files  and applications to determine if the software is safe or malware. If it is a malicious piece of code comodo firewall will alert you and present you with a number of options.

The user interface is very easy to use and does not over complicate things unless you want it to. there are an array of options to customise how the firewall rules and a number of modes that it can run in.

zonealarm firewall

2. Zonealarm Free firewall 2012

Download from: http://www.zonealarm.com/security/en-us/zonealarm-pc-security-free-firewall.htm

With claims of over 80 million downloads ZoneAlarm is one of if not the most popular free firewall currently available. ZoneAlarm is a 2 way firewall meaning that it protects you from hackers getting into your computer but also prevents malicious software on your computer sending data out.ZoneAlarm has a very simple interface that is easy to navigate and understand. It will try to install its own security bar but this can be disabled should you choose to. Installation is fuss free and the default settting are more than adequate for the majority of users.

ZoneAlarm also includes anti-Phishing software that again runs perfectly without any manual configuration in most cases. Although free registration is required by ZoneAlarm

online armour free firewall protection software

3. Online Armour Free

Download from: http://www.online-armor.com/products-online-armor-free.php

Again online armour is a very solid firewall that is lightweight and easy to use.Features of Online armour:

  • Kernel Mode Security
  • Manual Updates
  • Web Shield
  • Execution Protection
  • Termination Protection
  • Limited Autostart Protection
  • Standard Mode Firewall
  • Standard Mode
  • Keylogger Detection
  • Tamper Protection
  • Script/Worm protection
  • Program Guard