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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 8/19/2005 11:06:33 AM EDT
I have a copy of black ice firewall type software. Should I install it? Anybody here use it? Good/bad?
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 11:09:21 AM EDT
I like it
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 11:26:12 AM EDT
I use Black Ice at work and Zone Alarm at home.
If its a standard free consumer version then i would download the free zone alarm version.
Much more user friendly and they seem to stealth your ports a little better than the standard black ice.
Go to a good port scanning site(www.grc.com) after you install it and run a scan to see what shows up.
Every port should be stealth ,if not then download the zone alarm freebee and try the test again.
If its a full blown version of Black Ice for business then you cant go wrong with it.

Tim
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 11:29:25 AM EDT
The company that I work for provides this software for its employees. I don't know what version it is. It wont install on my computer anyway, probably because I'm still running Windows 98.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 11:31:22 AM EDT
Black ice is supposed to be better for dial up connections..... high speed gets zone alarm.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 11:36:47 AM EDT
Zone Alarm's better IMO. But either is better than nothing at all.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 11:45:50 AM EDT
You don't need it if you have a hardware firewall (cable modem or DSL router) or WinXP (built-in firewall).
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 11:50:09 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/19/2005 11:50:38 AM EDT by California_Kid]
Black Ice is MUCH better protection than no firewall.

I've used both it and ZoneAlarm. Both have strengths and weaknesses. Neither is a perfect substitute for a hardware firewall.
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