Software FireWalls are available both as an integrated component of a system
security software program, or as a separate piece of software for your network
security. Windows released a simple firewall with XP, however many
prefer the advanced features that can be found in dedicated security software.
We believe that integration is best since some security software doesn't always
play well with other security software and can cause problems.
An integrated security suite is PC Tools Internet Security
2009 which contains a firewall component which also has a stealth
mode. It's security features include MalWare, Virus, SpyWare, AdWare, SPAM
and most of it's core features are available for free.
As always we advise to use caution when connecting with the internet. Be
wary of how you use your PC on the internet, which sites you visit and
software that you use. Try to avoid Malware, SpyWare, AdWare, Viruses and