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Call for recommendations: insanely restrictive firewall software for windows

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Nov. 12th, 2004 | 05:20 pm
mood: geekygeeky
music: A Flock of Seagulls - Telecommunication

Most firewall software for windows is designed to be convenient and easy to use. This is accomplished by having the software not actually do much of anything.

I used to use one that circulated widely in the computer underground called "AtGuard". That one was bought out, renamed, and made more convenient and easy to use.

So. The idea here is, no traffic goes out, at the lowest level possible, unless I confirm it. I don't care if you (little program) say you're part of the Operating System, no one calls home without my say-so.

What firewall software for windows do you recommend?

EDIT:
I made a typo in my 'Current Music' field. I had 'A Flock of Seahulls', rather than 'Seagulls'. Interesting because of what a 'hull' is!

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NobodobodoN

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from: nobodobodon
date: Nov. 12th, 2004 03:20 pm (UTC)
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Seahulls?

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Triple Entendre

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from: triple_entendre
date: Nov. 12th, 2004 03:58 pm (UTC)
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fixed.

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from: nobodobodon
date: Nov. 13th, 2004 08:41 am (UTC)
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Ah, I was hoping it was some parody band or something.

I think that would be a great name for a band, or at least a song.

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Ratha

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from: papertygre
date: Nov. 12th, 2004 04:36 pm (UTC)
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I've used BlackICE, though not extensively, and it was user friendly, and had a nice log viewer, but I don't know how tightly you can configure it.

Norton Internet Security is REALLY strict. Enough to be a pain in the ass. I don't know if it's a real "firewall" though.

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TroyToy

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from: troyworks
date: Nov. 12th, 2004 06:37 pm (UTC)
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i use zonealarm. it's okay but is starting to get on my nerves with how much it's trying to extend itself, e.g. identifiying programs, constantly pestering for updates.

I didn't think a firewall was that complex to require updates every month, has the ip stack changed that much?

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