Zone Alarm – added 10/4/2003

Stops annoying banner ads and pop-ups. Prevents Web sites from inserting active code on your PC. Shields you from email-borne viruses. Has a “WHOIS” Hacker Tracker Find and track the source of an attack. The “Blocked Zone” blocks specific IP addresses and nuisance Web sites. Protected Password Settings lock down your personal security preferences and know they’re tamper-proof. You can quarantine, delete or monitor suspected malicious files. ZoneAlarm®, is the best by far of the free, basic firewall progs.

SoftPerfect Personal Firewall – added 9/30/2004

SoftPerfect Personal Firewall is a network firewall designed to protect your PC against attacks from the Internet or via a local area network. SoftPerfect Personal Firewall offers customizable security using user-defined rules for packet filtering.

FireLogXP – added 1/1/2004

This is a simple program for people using the Internet Connection Firewall (ICF) in Windows XP. It will read the log file and show you who is trying to get into your computer, and through which ports. The data can be filtered to include/exclude protocols, connection types, and TCP flags. It includes connections to on-line resources to give you more information on what a specific port is for and how it may be being exploited.

Visualzone Report Utility – added 10/4/2003

VisualZone Report Utility does for ZoneAlarm and ZoneAlarm Pro what VisualICE does for BlackICE. Although truly one of the best software firewalls around, ZoneAlarm does an even worse job of gathering and displaying information about attacks than BlackICE. Meet VisualZone: the end to all your questions! The information that is collected during the intrusion is complemented by all the information ZoneAlarm missed. And ZoneAlarm misses a lot! But don’t worry, VisualZone finds all available information you’re looking for.

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