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11 Free Standalone Firewall Programs

Топ фаерволов 2021

Windows has a great built-in firewall, but did you know there are alternative and completely free firewall programs you can install?

It's true, and many of them have easier to use and understand features and options than the one Microsoft has built into its operating system.

It's probably a good idea to check that the built-in Windows Firewall is disabled after installing one of these programs. You don't need two lines of defense set up together—that could actually do more harm than good.

Below are 11 of the best free firewall programs we could find:

The list of free firewall tools below is ordered in a very specific way: from actively developed software to those that are no longer updated by their developers. The ones at the bottom of this list are therefore less secure, but might still provide what you need.

Comodo Firewall offers virtual Internet browsing, an ad blocker, custom DNS servers, a Game Mode, and a Virtual Kiosk in addition to features to easily block any process or program from leaving/entering the network.

We especially appreciate how easy it is to add programs to the block or allow list. Instead of walking through a long winded wizard to define ports and other options, you can just browse for a program and be done. However, there are also very specific, advanced settings, if you want to use them.

Comodo Firewall has a Rating Scan option to scan all running processes to show how trustworthy they are. This is especially useful if you suspect that some kind of malware is running on your computer.

Comodo KillSwitch is an advanced portion of Comodo Firewall that lists all running processes and makes it a breeze to terminate or block anything you don't want. You can also see all your computer's running applications and services from this window.

It might take longer than you're used to for it to install. It's said to run on Windows 10 back through Windows XP.

Comodo Firewall will change your default home page and search engine unless you deselect that option on the first screen of the installer during the initial setup. It might also install other Comodo tools on your computer, but you can just remove them later if that happens.

TinyWall is another free firewall program that protects you without displaying tons of notifications and prompts most other firewall software.

An application scanner is included in TinyWall to scan your computer for programs it can add to the safe list. You're also able to choose a process, file, or service manually and give it firewall permissions that are permanent or for a specified number of hours.

You can run TinyWall in Autolearn mode to teach it which programs you want to give network access to so you can open all of them and then shut down the mode to quickly add all your trusted programs to the safe list.

A Connections monitor shows all the active processes that have a connection to the internet as well as any open ports. You're able to right-click any of these connections to abruptly terminate the process or even send it to VirusTotal, among other options, for an online virus scan.

TinyWall also blocks known locations that harbor viruses and worms, protects changes made to Windows Firewall, can be password protected, and can lock down the hosts file from unwanted changes.

It's said to work with Windows 10, 8, and 7.

The GlassWire firewall program has an incredibly simple user interface that organizes all of its functions very well.

The first tab at the top of the program is called Graph, which lets you see a real time view of apps using the network and the type of traffic they're using, as far back as one month. This is also where you go to see when any specific program first connected to the network.

In the Firewall tab is a list of actively running programs, and you can see exactly which hosts each program has an established connection with. If you want to block that program, just click the icon to the left, and it'll instantly no longer have access to the web.

Usage details how much data each app has used today, this week, or over the whole month, both incoming and outgoing traffic. View all apps together or select specific ones from the list to see usage ordered by host and traffic type, such as HTTPS, mDNS, or DHCP.

The Network tab isn't supported in this version of GlassWire but if you were to buy the program, you'd be able to see the devices detected on your network and receive alerts when new ones join.

The Alerts section is a hub for all the alerts GlassWire collects, such as when a program was first identified as using the network and what host it connected to.

In GlassWire's menu is an option to go incognito, which will prevent the program from logging all traffic until you turn it back on. There's also a snooze option to disable all notifications for 24 hours.

In the settings are additional features to launch GlassWire at startup and to turn on or off specific alerts, for bandwidth overage, changes made to proxy settings and/or DNS servers, and ARP spoofing detection.

The download link above is for GlassWire v1 because it includes features that were later available only in the paid version of the program. You can get the latest release here.

ZoneAlarm Free Firewall is the basic version of ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus + Firewall but just without the antivirus portion. You can, however, add this portion to the install at a later date if you wish to have a virus scanner alongside this firewall program.

During setup, you're given the option to install ZoneAlarm Free Firewall with one of two security types: AUTO-LEARN or MAX SECURITY. The former makes changes your behavior while the latter gives you the ability to control each and every application setting manually.

ZoneAlarm Free Firewall can lock the hosts file to prevent malicious changes, enter into Game Mode to manage notifications automatically for less disturbance, password protect it's settings to prevent unauthorized changes, and even email you security status reports.

You can also use ZoneAlarm Free Firewall to easily adjust the security mode of public and private networks with a slider setting. You can slide the setting from no firewall protection to medium or high to adjust whether or not anyone on the network can connect to you, which allows restricting file and printer sharing for certain networks.

ZoneAlarm Free Firewall works with Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, and XP.

Choose a custom install during setup and click Skip all offers to avoid installing anything but ZoneAlarm Free Firewall.

PeerBlock is different than most firewall programs because instead of blocking programs, it blocks whole lists of IP addresses under certain category types.

It works by loading a list of IP addresses that PeerBlock will use to block your access to—both outgoing and incoming connections. This means any of the listed addresses won't have access to your computer in the same way you won't have access to their network.

For example, you can load a list of pre-made locations into PeerBlock to block IP addresses that have been labeled as P2P, business ISPs, educational, ads, or spyware. You can even block entire countries and organizations.

You can make your own list of addresses to block or use several free ones from I-BlockList. Lists you add to PeerBlock can be updated regularly and automatically without any intervention.

PeerBlock works in Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, and XP.

There are three profiles in Privatefirewall, allowing for easy switching between unique settings and firewall rules.

The list of applications that are allowed or blocked is very easy to recognize and alter. You can add new applications to the list and clearly see which are blocked and which are allowed. It's not confusing in the slightest.

When editing the access rule for a process, there are really advanced settings defining whether to allow, ask, or block the ability of the process to set hooks, open threads, copy screen content, monitor clipboard content, initiate a shutdown/logoff, debug processes, and many others.

When you right-click the icon for Privatefirewall in the notification area of the taskbar, you can quickly block or filter traffic without any prompts or extra buttons. This is a very simple way to quickly stop all network activity at once.

You can also use Privatefirewall to restrict outbound email, block specific IP addresses, deny access to a network, and disable access to custom websites.

NetDefender is a pretty basic firewall program for Windows.

You're able to define a source and destination IP address and port number as well as the protocol to block or allow any address. This means you can block FTP or any other port from being used on the network.

Blocking applications is a bit limited because the program must be currently running to add it to the block list. This works by simply listing all the running programs and having the option to add it to the list of blocked programs.

NetDefender also includes a port scanner so you can quickly see which ports are open on your machine to help realize which of them you may want to close.

NetDefender works officially only in Windows XP and Windows 2000, but it didn't cause any trouble for us in Windows 7 or Windows 8.

We're not huge fans of how Outpost Firewall operates because we find it hard to use and it's no longer being developed. However, there are several advanced settings that could win you over.

On first launch, rules can be automatically created for well known applications, which is nice so you don't have to manually define them if you have popular programs installed.

Just other firewall programs, Outpost Firewall allows you to add custom programs to the block/allow list and define specific IP addresses and ports to allow or deny as well.

The Anti-Leak Control feature prevents malware from giving over data through otherwise trusted applications, which isn't included in all firewall programs but is surely useful.

One big negative is that the program is no longer being developed, meaning that it no longer gets updated and exists as-is without support or opportunities for new features.

AVS Firewall has a very friendly interface and should be easy enough for anyone to use.

It protects your computer from malicious registry changes, pop-up windows, flash banners, and most advertisements. You can even customize the URLs that should be blocked for ads and banners if one isn't already listed.

Allowing and denying specific IP addresses, ports, and programs couldn't be easier. You can add these manually or browse through a list of running processes to choose one from there.

AVS Firewall includes what's called Parent Control, which is a section to only allow access to an explicit list of websites. You can password protect this section of AVS Firewall to prevent unauthorized changes.

A history of network connections is available through the Journal section so you can easily browse through and see what connections have been established in the past.

AVS Firewall works in Windows 8, 7, Vista, and XP.

AVS Firewall appears to no longer be part of AVS's collection of programs that it continually updates, but it's still a great free firewall, especially if you're still running an older version of Windows.

R-Firewall has all the features you'd expect to find in a firewall program but the interface isn't very easy to use. Also, there aren't any inline instructions that help explain what a change in settings will do when applied.

There's a content blocker that terminates browsing by keyword, a mail filter to block cookies/javascript/pop-ups/ActiveX, an image blocker to remove advertisements that are a fixed size, and a general ad blocker to block ads by URL.

A wizard can be ran to apply rules to several programs at once by detecting the software that's currently installed. R-Firewall was unable to find all the programs we had installed, but it did work correctly for those it could find.

When Ashampoo FireWall is first launched, you're given an option to walk through a wizard in Easy Mode or Expert Mode to setup program which programs should be allowed or blocked from using the network.

The Learning Mode feature is wonderful because it assumes everything should be blocked. This means as programs start requesting access to the Internet, you must manually give them permission and then set Ashampoo FireWall to remember your choice. This is helpful because you're able to know the exact programs that are accessing the Internet to block those that shouldn't be.

We the Block All feature in Ashampoo FireWall because clicking it immediately halts all incoming and outgoing connections. This is perfect if you suspect a virus has infected your computer and is communicating with a server or transferring files your network.

You must request a free license code to use this program.

Ashampoo FireWall only works with Windows XP and Windows 2000. This is yet another reason this free firewall sits at the bottom of our list!

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Источник: https://www.lifewire.com/free-firewall-programs-4129270

11 Best FREE Firewall Software for Windows [2021 Update]

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Firewalls are software programs which are used to improve the security of computers. It protects a private network or LAN from unauthorized access. The purpose of having a firewall installed on your computer, phone, or tablet is to protect against malware threats that exist on the internet or other connected networks.

Following is a handpicked list of Top Free Firewall Software, with their popular features and website links. The list contains both open source(free) and commercial(paid) software.

1) GlassWire Firewall

GlassWire is a free network monitor and security tool using a built-in firewall. This firewall software can see your past and present network activity.


  • Offers add-on Internet security to your computer or server by visualizing all past and present networking data
  • Allows you to block the program in one click
  • It helps you to keep track of your daily, weekly, or monthly bandwidth usage.
  • This software provides multiple remote server monitoring

2) Firewall Security Management

Firewall Security Management is a tool that helps you to strengthen your network security. You can use this tool to obtain real-time visibility into any network having a firewall.


  • It allows you to create custom security filters.
  • This tool enables you to monitor network traffic, firewalls, devices, and applications.
  • You can optimize firewall configuration to avoid security breaches.
  • It provides reports with a built-in policy check.

3) ZoneAlarm

ZoneAlarm is a free firewall that helps you to protect your computer against cyber attracts. It blocks unwanted programs and network traffic access to the internet.


  • You can work invisibly.
  • It guards your personal data.
  • Provides a secure browsing experience.
  • Offers WiFi protection.
  • It allows you to search safely and give you alerts for dangerous sites.
  • You can safely download documents from the internet.

4) Comodo Free Firewall

Comodo is a free firewall software that provides the technology solutions that secure and preserve that experience. The tool offers a fast and hassle-free online experience for users.


  • Offers fast and hassle-free online experience
  • Manages traffic on your PC
  • Helps you to block all types of internet attacks
  • DDP-based security keeps you informed and make your PCs safe
  • Secures all connections when you are online
  • Monitors in/out connections

Link: https://www.comodo.com/home/internet-security/firewall.php

5) AVS Firewall

AVS Firewall is used to protect your computer against hacker attacks. This firewall protection software helps you to secure your PC against malware, filter applications to prevent unauthorized intrusions.


  • Protect your PC registry every time any suspicious attempt to change the registry contents takes place.
  • Switch on the anti-banner feature and block unwanted flash advertisings, banners, and popups.
  • Offers feature of parent control making a whitelist of URLs and websites that you wants to view and work with
  • Allows you to create your own personalize firewall rules for each program and application
  • It will also enable you to view and control the traffic volume.
  • View alerts when any application tries to connect to the net from your PC.

6) Avast Endpoint Firewall

Avast Endpoint is a firewall protection tool that helps you to find out vulnerabilities in third-party applications. It also makes it easy to deploy patches from the Avast Business to your system.


  • Helps you to manage PCs, Macs, and servers from a single place
  • Schedule tasks in advance to make all devices control at all times
  • Prevent dangerous websites, set templates, and group devices
  • Most comprehensive reports of threats and malware
  • Invite other administrators and set personalized notifications

7) Mcafee Firewall

Macfree firewalls allow your PC and other devices and closely watch network traffic. It also allows you to capture malicious programs before they reach your computer.


  • Prevent various type of viruses, malware, and ransomware from infecting your computer and mobile devices
  • Helps you to secure our firewall and block hackers from accessing your home network
  • Helps you to store and manage all your online passwords in a single location
  • Keep sensitive files private by storing them on your system with 256-bit encryption

8) Azure Firewall

Azure Firewall provides network security to protect your network resources. It also offers a feature of threat intelligence-based filtering. It also allows preventing traffic from malicious domains and IP addresses.


  • Provides high availability and unrestricted cloud scalability
  • You can create, enforce and log application and network connectivity policies
  • Allows source and destination Network Address Translation
  • Support for hybrid connectivity through deployment behind ExpressRoute Gateways and VPN
  • Offers integrated with Azure Monitor for logging and analytics

9) Evorim

Evoriam is a free firewall software that identifies threats and protects the privacy of your website. This website controls every program on your computer by permit or denies access to the Internet.


  • Prevent your site invaders from gaining access to your computer
  • Regulate the access to the network and Internet according to a specific application
  • If a non-authorize program wants to access the internet, you will receive a notification immediately
  • Protects against tracking and monitoring of internet users with the help of cookies and other techniques.

Link: https://www.evorim.com/en/free-firewall

10) Tinywall

TinyWall is an advanced firewall built into modern Windows systems. The software also prevents malicious programs from modifying the settings of the Windows Firewall.


  • Multiple and easy ways to whitelist programs
  • Offers firewall tampering protection
  • Easily create exceptions with the auto-learn feature.
  • Password lockdown of settings
  • Support for temporary and timed firewall
  • Hosts file protection
  • Offers an option to restrict an application to the LAN
  • Helps you to the recognition of safe software and frauds

Link: https://tinywall.pados.hu/

11) Norton

Norton AntiVirus Plus is ideal for 1 PC or Mac for offers real-time threat protection against malware, spyware, phishing attacks, and other online threats. The software is designed to provide multiple layers of security for your PC or Mac, including firewall protection.


  • Real-time threat protection
  • Helps you to generate, store, and manage your passwords, credit or debit card information and other credentials
  • Helps you to monitor communications between your computer and other computers

Link: https://in.norton.com/downloads

12) Untangle

Untangle NG Firewall simplifies network security with a single, modular, software platform designed according to the need of your organization.


  • Simplified management of your dispersed networks from a single pane of glass
  • Allows you to manger your backups, auditing logs, licensing and renewals
  • Integration with endpoint security partners

Link: https://www.untangle.com/get-untangle/

Источник: https://www.guru99.com/best-free-firewall.html

Лучшие фаерволы и назначение сетевых экранов в 2021 году

Топ фаерволов 2021

С английского языка слово firewall переводится как «горящая стена», но многие называют просто брандмауэром. Он ставит барьер между компьютером и сетью – это как фильтр для воды.

Дополнительная утилита следит за соединениями техники, проводит анализ и принимает решение: соглашаться на соединение или нет. Программа может пропустить только то, что разрешил владелец, но это не может дать полной гарантии.

Если кто-то захочет получить доступ к данным на компьютере, то firewall будет защитой. Он может впускать в интернет или запускать из него только то, что разрешено. Всё остальное будет заблокировано.

Виды фаерволов

Для правильной защиты компьютера важно правильно настроить firewall. Рекомендуют разрешать подключения только таким программам, которые на самом деле должны получить разрешение. Выполнить настройки очень просто, в брандмауэрах всегда есть подсказки. Важно обращать внимание на всплывающие уведомления, когда происходит настройка и в процессе работы тоже.

Брандмауэры существуют двух типов:

  • персональный;
  • корпоративный.

Персональную защиту устанавливают на личном компьютере. В утилиты встраивают режим обучения, с его помощью можно легко разобраться, какие программы нужно допустить к соединению, а какие запретить.

На заметку!

Иногда приложения не подходят для брандмауэра, тогда человек вправе сам решать: дать разрешение или нет.

Сейчас очень много персонального данного вида, поэтому среди них легко выбрать нужный. Фаерволы отличаются по виду, стоимости. Можно выбрать любую программу, так как по сущности они ничем не отличаются, главное – удобство.

Корпоративная защита ставится на шлюз между всемирной и ограниченной сетью. Такая система обычно регулирует системный администратор.

Лучшие сетевые экраны

Брандмауэр, firewall или межсетевой экран – важный элемент безопасности компьютера. Утилита отфильтровывает входящий и исходящий трафик, при этом обороняет компьютер от несанкционированного доступа. В операционной системе Windows есть стандартный firewall, но некоторые пользователи сомневаются в его работоспособности.

5 лучших брандмауэров:

  1. ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 2019. Обеспечивает защиту в реальном времени и предоставляет дополнительные инструменты для безопасности Wi-Fi. Этот Firewall один из самых старых и надежных. Существует уже около 20 лет. Новая версия ZoneAlarm может скрывать открытые порты, самостоятельно определять подозрительный трафик, отключать вредоносные программы и сверяться с базой угроз. Такая программа может защитить ноутбук в публичных Wi-Fi сетях. При установке программы не стоит забывать что нужно отключать ненужные параметры, иначе главной страницей может стать YaHoo. При установке нужно предоставить адрес электронной почты для активации, компания никому не передаст его.
  2. Comodo Free Firewall. Ещё один хороший и бесплатный межсетевой экран. Его отличие от других – инструмент «песочница», который разрешает открывать любые приложения в отдельной виртуальной среде. Благодаря этой функции даже самая вредоносная программа не сможет навредить операционной системе. Программа запросто разрешает управлять разрешениями для различных сетей и создавать правила для некоторых программ. Во время установки Comodo Free Firewall нужно читать о предложениях инсталлятора. Иначе домашняя страница может замениться и начнется загрузка браузера Comodo Dragon.
  3. Брандмауэр с упором на прозрачность в работе. Утилита ведет подробный расчёт активности в сети, так что, можно будет узнать какое приложение и сколько потребляет трафика и объем. Если какая-то программа или процесс пытается выйти в интернет, то пользователь мгновенно получит уведомление. Тогда можно будет в одно нажатие заблокировать доступ во всемирную сеть.
  4. OpenDNS Home. Не загружаемый брандмауэр. Это набор сетевых настроек, которые автоматически перенаправляют трафик через фильтрацию OpenDNS от компании Cisco. Если указывать настройки в роутере, то можно защитить все устройства подключенные к этой сети. Фильтрация OpenDNS Home автоматически начинает блокировать трафик от опасных источников, и предупреждает кражу конфиденциальной информации. Важно знать, что этот сервис требует регистрации и это нужно сделать. В личном кабинете на сайте можно указывать индивидуальные настройки фильтра, а это может быть полезным, если дети тоже пользуются компьютером.
  5. Простая программа, которая весит не много. Это не совсем брандмауэр, как инструмент расширенной настройки и улучшение встроенного firewall Windows. Во время своей работы программа не будет навязываться и присылать уведомления каждую минуту. Утилита не будет тревожить до тех пор, пока не произойдёт что-то очень важное. Программа занимает на жестком диске меньше 1 МБ памяти, такой объем не может отрицательно влиять производительность компьютера.

На заметку!

С помощью настроек можно запретить детям заходить на некоторые ресурсы.

Фаервол нужен компьютеру, он обеспечивает ему безопасность. Выбор брандмауэра не зависит от операционной системы. Можно выбрать любой подходящий по собственным параметрам. Но защита должна быть установлена, ее отсутствие может привести к серьезным неприятностям.


Источник: https://xchip.ru/2020/03/29/faervoly/

Best firewall of 2021: free and paid software and services

Топ фаерволов 2021

The best firewalls help protect against malware infection by preventing unauthorized programs from accessing the internet.

Trojans could open up ports on user PCs to secretly send data, and sniffers could look for vulnerabilities in your network connection that would allow it to be exploited.

Even though developments in anti-virus and malware technology have improved significantly over that time, firewalls still remain a recommended requirement for all PC users because the risks have evolved rather than stopped. 

While any good anti-virus program can prevent obviously malicious activity on your PC, sometimes software and apps can abuse their permissions to create unauthorized network connections, which could be exploited to collect user data from your computer.

This is where firewalls really come into their own, insisting that the software on your PC has your express permission to connect online, while also keeping remote attacks blocked.

While some firewalls are provided as standalone products, others come as part of an internet security suite from antivirus companies which can offer a wide range of additional protections. Business users can also enjoy the protection of cloud firewalls.

For Linux users, we've featured the best free Linux firewalls and the best Linux firewall distro.

In the meantime, here we'll showcase the best in firewall protection for your computer, covering first the best paid firewall protection platforms, followed by the best free ones.

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  • We've also featured the best endpoint protection software.

The best firewalls at a glance:

(Image credit: Bitdefender)

Bitdefender Total Security is a powerful internet security suite that offers a firewall among a range of featured security protections. There's also anti-virus protection, but its multi-layered malware protection also protects against ransomware.

Other features include anti-phishing, anti-fraud, and anti-theft options, as well as a performance optimizer. A wide range of privacy protection options include anti-tracking, file encryption and shredder, parental controls, as well as protection for microphones to prevent them being used by a third-party., 

Bitdefender Total Security isn't just for protecting Windows users either, but can also be used to protect against attacks for Android, macOS, and iOS as well. Even better, a single product licence allows you to use the software on up to 5 different devices, so you can use Bitdefender Total Security for your home PC as well as smartphone.

Overall, Bitdefender Total Security pretty much does what it names suggests, offering a very wide range of security protections that goes beyond just a firewall. However, pricing is very reasonable, making it cheap and easy to get peace of mind.

  • Read our full Bitdefender Total Security review.

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Avast Premium Security is another paid-for full-feature internet security suite which comes in two main forms: single PC use, or up to 10 devices including macOS, iOS, and Android.

As with Bitdefender, this means that you can protect both a home PC as well as mobile devices. However, because there's an option to protect up to 10 devices it means you can use a single license to protect the family as well.

As well as a firewall for all devices, Avast Premium Security also protects anti-ransomware protection, file encryption and file shredder options. There are also anti-phishing and anti-fraud protections for safer online banking, and there's also protection against your webcam being hacked by a third-party.

Overall, Avast Premium Security is another solid and reliable internet security suite, but one thing that does let it down is the constant pop-up ads pushing on cross-sell for PC tune-up and other other software.

  • Read our full Avast Premium Security review.

(Image credit: Norton)

Norton 360 Deluxe offers an even richer and more feature-packed internet security suite than just providing a firewall. While it provides for antivirus and standard anti-malware protections the above internet security suites it dares to go further.

Additional features in the Norton 360 Deluxe edition includes a secure VPN, parently controls, a password manager, and online cloud backup. There's also a feature for dark web monitoring so you can be alerted if any of your details appear for sale on the Dark Web.

This all comes at a more expensive price than the other internet security suites featured here, but the additional features and peace of mind are ly to be worth it for some people.

If you want to add identity protection you can upgrade to Norton 360 Deluxe with Lifelock Select, which provides additional identity protection and credit rating monitoring as well as insurance provision in the event that your personal information is mis-used.

  • Read our full Norton 360 Deluxe review.

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Firewall, real-time malware detection, speedy cloud-based scanning, URL filtering to block malicious websites: Panda Dome Essential antivirus has all the essentials – not to mention, the goodies – you'd expect from the best antivirus software.

And, that's just the beginning. Panda Dome is brimming with added extras that some of the other plans on this list can’t match – from port scanning and ping handling to in-depth process monitoring and an integrated VPN.

The interface will be a little bit decisive, too. With so many weird and wonderful features included, Panda Dome does a very capable job of making sure that they can all be accessed and you can go as in-depth as you need. However, on the other hand, this might put off users who just want a quiet, simple antivirus package.

One undoubted advantage here is the price – Panda Dome Essential is one of the best value programs out there. And, you even have the option of paying a little more and upgrading to cover an unlimited number of laptops, phones, tablets and desktops with a single subscription.

  • Read our full Panda Dome Essential review.

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Lightweight internet security with firewall

Just about every antivirus tool claims to be ‘lightweight’, but Webroot AntiVirus is really the only one to deliver on this front. Installation takes seconds, the program files barely use 2MB of your hard drive, RAM footprint is tiny, and there are no bulky signature updates to tie up your bandwidth.

Considering this, there's no compromise on features, which makes it all the more impressive. Along with the core protection, there's smart behavior monitoring, accurate real-time anti-phishing, network connection monitor, enhanced anti-ransomware, and of course firewall protection.

It's not easy to compare Webroot's accuracy with the competition, as the big testing labs rarely evaluate the company's products. However, when they are reviewed, they generally score high, and our own tests show solid and reliable protection.

There's a lot to love about Webroot AntiVirus, and the 70-day 100% money-back guarantee suggests its confident in the product as well. If you're sick of overly complex and bloated engines, Webroot is a worthy contender for you.

Best free firewall

  1. ZoneAlarm
  2. GlassWire
  3. Comodo Firewall
  4. TinyWall
  5. Windows Defender

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The best free firewall

ZoneAlarm has been one of the most popular firewall solutions for more than 20 years, and has been downloaded more than 20 million times.

ZoneAlarm comes in both Free and Pro versions. The former has ads and lacks several features, including expert rules, 24/7 support, component control and other advanced settings. What it will do is identify potentially unsafe traffic, hide open ports, and disable malicious programs.

It also features a two-way firewall that monitors traffic coming into and going your network, makes your PC invisible to hackers, and stops spyware from broadcasting your personal data. Furthermore, early boot protection will protect your computer from being booted from a dangerous rootkit aimed at taking over your PC.

ZoneAlarm also includes anti-phishing scanning of URLs to make sure you don’t enter your personal information on websites identified as being security threats. And it will remove malicious code from any files you download.

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Beautiful design combined with lots of information

GlassWire is one of the most attractive free firewalls available. With its beautiful interface, you’ll be able to see your current and past network activity, making it easy to detect threats to your computer.

GlassWire will also warn you of any changes to your PC or apps that were related to Internet activity. And it will monitor your network and alert you if unknown devices try to connect.

Probably its best feature is the presentation of detailed statistics of network usage broken down by IP/Host, application, and type of network traffic. GlassWire has an ‘Ask to Connect’ mode to allow or deny new app connections. And you can create custom profiles, for instance, when you’re connected to your home WiFi or when you’re at work.

And if you ever find yourself getting overwhelmed by the amount of information available, you can clear the logs in a few seconds to bring them back to a more manageable state.

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Offers a good feature set for a free firewall

For a free product, Comodo Firewall offers a healthy serving of features. It will check that all incoming and outgoing traffic is legitimate, hide your computer’s ports from hackers, and block malicious software broadcasting your private data. If there is any suspicious activity, it will warn you immediately.

It also includes a secure browser, a ‘virtual kiosk’, and a host intrusion protection system (HIPS). The HIPS will detect suspicious behavior by a program and ask you whether to allow it, block it, or treat the program as an installer.

Comodo also includes its own more secure versions of popular browsers Chrome and Firefox, called Dragon and IceDragon respectively. The Comodo browsers offer security, privacy, and performance enhancements that aren’t available in standard browsers.

Comodo’s Virtual Kiosk is a virtualized sandbox, an isolated operating environment for running unknown applications. Apps run in the Kiosk won’t affect anything on your real computer, which makes it ideal for testing out new, untrusted apps.

  • Read our full Comodo Firewall review.

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A lightweight and unobtrusive free firewall

TinyWall is actually designed to be used with Windows’ built-in Defender firewall, so its performance impact is minimal.

TinyWall will actively block trojans, viruses, worms, and other forms of malware, and prevent the modification of Windows firewall’s settings by malicious programs. And it will do all of this without you needing to know about ports, protocols or application details.

But probably its most appealing feature is its no-popup approach. Most firewalls will display a popup asking you what you want to do whenever an application is trying to access the Internet. Not only is this annoying, but eventually you’ll just start granting access to everything to get rid of the popups, which isn’t very secure.

TinyWall gets around this problem by expecting you to whitelist programs that you actually want to be able to access the Internet. When you find a program has been blocked, it’s easy to add it to the whitelist, and then you can continue with what you were doing.

  • Read our full TinyWall review.

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If you have a PC running a version of Windows more recent than XP, then you already have a free firewall installed, and unless you’ve changed any settings, it’s already active and running.

Known as Windows Defender since the release of Windows 10, the firewall is part of a suite of security tools included by default with Windows installations. Microsoft recommends that you leave the Defender on, even if you’re also using another firewall. 

To manage its settings, simply search for 'security' in Windows and select the Security app. When it opens, set the Windows Defender Firewall toggle to on. Turning it off again simply involves clicking the same button.

You can also configure the firewall to allow a certain app through the firewall. From the same place as you turn it on/off, you can select ‘Allow an app through firewall’ and then choose the app in question.

  • Read our full Windows Defender review.
  • Find out how to get the best Windows 10 antivirus software.

Источник: https://www.techradar.com/best/firewall

лучших бесплатных антивирусов 2021

Топ фаерволов 2021

По просьбе читателей, сделал рейтинг бесплатных антивирусов, которые станут достойной альтернативой привередливому и вредному “Защитнику” в Windows 10. Все антивирусы опробовал лично и честно расскажу, что понравилось, а что нет.

Вокруг антивирусов ведётся много споров. Кто-то спокойно обходится без них, другому подавай платный с полным “фаршем” решений на все случаи жизни, а третьему достаточно и бесплатной версии.

Имхо, эффективность платных и бесплатных антивирусов, в пределах одно производителя, практически не отличается. Поэтому наша сегодняшняя статья о бесплатных антивирусах.

№5 Антивирус AVG

AVG Antivirus — это антивирусная система производства чешской компании AVG Technologies. Продукт хорошо зарекомендовал себя, эффективно борется с современными угрозами и по сумме качеств заслуживает заслуживает место в пятёрке лучших.

В наш рейтинг он попал ещё благодаря наличию фирменной технологии двойной защиты: AVG единственный продукт на рынке, который может работать в тандеме с “Защитником” в Windows 10. После установки AVG подхватывает белые и чёрные списки “Защитника” и не беспокоит вас предупреждениями по известным случаям.

  • Подняться выше в рейтинге не позволяет заметное влияние на быстродействие компьютера. Особенно если в системе мало ОЗУ.

№4 Антивирус Kaspersky Free

На фото версия программы с родительским контролем и интернет защитой

Касперский – это первый отечественный производитель антивирусов и мировой флагманов в защите от всех видов угроз. Международные конкурсы не обходятся без присутствия Касперского и производитель всякий раз уходит с престижными наградами.

Раньше компания предлагала только платные решения, но в 2018 году вывела на рынок бесплатный продукт “Kaspersky Free”. Антивирус имеет минимальную функциональность, включающую антивирусный монитор, но эффективность обнаружения ничуть не уступает платным версиям.

  • Подняться выше в рейтинге Kaspersky Free не смог по причине запутанного интерфейса и из-за высокого количества ложных срабатываний на “твикеры” и прочие утилиты для работы с ПК.

Платную версию антивируса рекомендую родителям, желающим защитить детей от плохих сайтов и ограничить время работы за компьютером. Обмануть такую защиту невозможно, не то что ребёнку, а даже ИТ-специалисту (проверил – подтверждаю).

№3 Антивирус Dr. Web Free Antivirus

юбилейная упаковка антивируса Dr Web (25 лет на рынке)

Dr.Web менее именитый, но заслуживающий внимания продукт. Компания на рынке более 25 лет и завоевала себе репутацию, сравнимую с компанией Касперского. Множество международных наград и самый продвинутый механизм “лечения”, тому доказательства.

Начиная с версии 10.1 появилась технология эвристического анализа Enhanced Dr. Web Process, которая защищает от атак нулевого дня и предотвращает проникновение “паразитов” в популярные приложения вроде Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Google Chrome, WinRAR и MS Office.

Dr.Web антивирус с дружелюбным интерфейсом. Из всех продуктов рейтинга, только он не перегружен функциональностью и с удобной навигацией. Стоимость платных решений от Dr.Web одна из самых низких на рынке, при сравнимой с конкурентами эффективностью.

№2 360 Total Security

360 Total Security – комплексное антивирусное решение в основу которого заложена защита с использованием 5 движков:

  • KunPeng;
  • QVMII;
  • Avira (да, та самая Avira);
  • облачный движок 360 Cloud;
  • движок System Repair (восстановление и лечение системы).

Компания относительно молодая, основана в 2008, но за короткое время завоевала всемирную популярность и любовь миллионов, благодаря высокой эффективности и продвинутому арсеналу возможностей.

360 Total Security это второй антивирусный продукт в мире, который в бесплатной версии предлагает фаервол и защиту от сетевых угроз. Продукт имеет “песочницу”, для проверки сомнительных приложений в безопасной среде, “чистильщик системы” в один клик и нехитрый твикер для оптимизации ОС Windows и отключения второстепенных служб.

360 Total Security заменяет собой возможности нескольких программ и со всем справляется очень достойно. Заслуженное 2 место рейтинга.

№1 Avira Free Antivirus

Antivirus PRO самое функциональное решение в компании

“Сделано в Германии” синоним высокого качества. То же самое можно сказать об антивирусе от Avira. Лёгкий, быстрый, эффективный и незаметный в повседневной работе.

За многолетнее время использование, не заметил ни осечек, ни ложных срабатываний, а любые вирусы и вредоносные приложения безошибочно попадают в карантин. Прекрасный баланс между эффективностью обнаружения вирусов и влиянием на ресурсы системы и позволяет Avira Antivirus Free занять первую строчку рейтинга антивирусов.

  • Пожурить Avira могу лишь за сложное меню настроек. По умолчанию антивирус блокирует изменение файла hosts и не всегда легко найти тот самый раздел, где снимают ограничения.

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