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Five best free firewalls for Windows 8
Posted Date: 24-Nov-2012
Are you looking for free firewalls for Windows 8? Read this article to know details of five firewalls which are not only free but also the best in market.
If you access internet, firewalls are a must. A firewall protects your computer from malware. Many people lose their Gmail and Facebook passwords due to online attacks on computers. So, firewall is must software for internet users. Firewall is the wall between two computers and websites. Firewall allows loading of only secure sites. Firewalls and Antivirus software are different. Antivirus does not prevent hackers or malicious software such as worms.
You can use any of the below given firewalls to ensure the safety of your data.
Windows firewall is a free and in-built firewall for both Windows 7 and Windows 8. Windows firewall first check if there are any suspicious attacks and then automatically blocks them. It is already embedded on your Windows 7 or Windows 8 operating system. This firewall works in public, private and home networks.
Zone Alarm Free Firewall
It is one of the popular free firewalls for Windows operating system and is widely used in both Windows 7 and Windows 8. This software was developed by Zone Labs in 2004. This software is available in 3 formats: Free firewall, Pro firewall and Internet Security Suite. Main advantage of this firewall is its 2-way firewall protection. This firewall will work in both inbound and outbound attacks from hackers. Also, it provides private browsing service. It erases your cache, cookies, history and all passwords automatically. Zone Alarm scans our downloading files automatically and analyzes how secure they are. It provides toolbar for fast and easy use.
It is another popular firewall for Windows 8 operating system. It is very light and simple to install and use. Just like firewall, it protects from hackers and all malicious attacks. Comodo Firewall is developed by Comodo Group. Comodo antivirus is also available in Android operating systems. Comodo Firewall is available in both freeware and commercial versions. It prevents both inbound and outbound attacks on Windows 8 computer. It has been regularly featured in the top three firewalls for Windows operating system.
Outpost Security Suite Free
Outpost Security Suite Free is popular firewall software for Windows 8. It also provides Antivirus service. Outpost Security Suite Free is developed by popular firewall company, Agnitum. It provides cloud base service for better protection. It provides both pro version and free version. It is a light weight firewall and also provides automated OS defense. I am not recommending this firewall as users are not much satisfied with this firewall.
Online Armor Free Firewall
Online Armor Free Firewall is the best firewall for windows 8. It is free and comes with a lot many features. It is simple to install and configure. It protects complete inbound threads from your Windows 8 computer and controls the data loss. This firewall is only for personal use. However, it does not provide full protection to your computer. If you want full protection, then purchase pro version. It is developed by Emsi Software GmbH and provides protection from both inbound and outbound attacks. It provides three versions for protection and does not even slow down your computer. Pro users are also provided with online support.
I am sure that these versions provide 100 % protection. Free versions have some limitations. So, if you want better protection and security, use pro versions. Anyways, firewalls are an essential which everyone must install on their computers. I am myself using a pro version for protection.
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