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TinyWall: turns Windows’ firewall into a world-class, no-popup firewall

Unlike Windows XP’s built-in firewall, Microsoft’s default firewall in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 is generally competent and offers excellent protection. Windows’ firewall gets a bad rap, however, partly because of the legacy of XP’s firewall, but also because it suffers from a few small issues, such as an insecure, one-way filtering configuration, the

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Surf the net anonymously and go around firewalls and geo-restrictions with Ultrasurf

Ultrasurf is free, proxy-based ‘anti censorship’, ‘pro-privacy’ software. It tunnels through firewalls (whether at work or country-wide), encrypts online communications, hides your real IP from the websites that you are visiting, automatically deletes your browser history, and provides you with a US-based location so that you can access geographically restricted websites such as Hulu or

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Comodo Firewall

Another program in Comodo’s stable of free software is it’s Comodo Firewall, which provides protection against trojans, identity theft hackers, malicious scripts, and other external and internal threats. I am a sucker for software that looks really cool and professional and is effective to boot, all of which can be said about this one. From what I’ve read in