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Use a Personal Firewall to Protect Your Computer

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ZoneAlarm v2.1.44
Firewall
Medium
Win9x, WinME, Win2K
No special requirements
ZONE Labs
ZONE Labs

ZoneAlarm is essential for DSL and Cable modem users, providing rock-solid protection against Internet intrusions – stopping them dead in their tracks. If you can’t be seen, you can’t be attacked.

ZoneAlarm version 2.1.44 includes improved MailSafe which enables users of ZoneAlarm to better detect and control unsafe Visual Basic Script attachments to emails they receive while ZoneAlarm is running. This release introduces features including:
– Now supports most infrared devices
– Enhanced, easier to use Help
– Includes support for Windows 2000 Service Pack 1
– FTP function is now more secure
– clients no longer require server rights
– Less intrusive and quiter operation while maintaining the same high security level and stealth operation
– renaming the Traffic panel to the Alerts panel
– logging of alerts to a text file
– the ability to browse the most recent alerts inside the Alerts panel

Many of you here at PC911 are probably aware of ZoneAlarm and some of you use it. It has been included here in the beta section because it is clearly a superior product and we’d like to encourage ZONE Labs to continue its development and maintain its free for personal use status. If you do not yet use personal firewall software and you feel there is any advantage to be gained from doing so, we can’t think of a better place to start than at ZONE Labs.

Please read the documentation included with the software. ZoneAlarm is not supported by PC911, but we invite you to post comments and questions at the PC911 Forum.

 


A New Freeware Browser Worth A Look

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K-Meleon v0.1
Web browser
Medium
Win9x, WinME, Win2K
None
Christophe Thibault
K-Meleon

K-Meleon is a light, fully compliant web browser based on Gecko, the Mozilla rendering engine. It has been designed to closely resemble Microsoft Internet Explorer. K-Meleon doesn’t require Mozilla to be installed to run, although, if you’ve already installed Mozilla, you need only download the small version of K-Meleon. For convenience, it also uses the IE bookmarking system. K-Meleon is also available in French.

K-Meleon is quite stable as betas go, however many features are non-functional. Pleasing to the eye and refreshingly simple in its approach, we feel the author deserves help and encouragement. Please download a copy and try it out. Feedback would be appreciated.

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