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  1. #1

    Default Free Firewall for W98

    I am seeking a site to download a free Firewall for W98
    Have looked at the sites that are currently on Old Version, for Firewalls, however none of them state they are suitable for W98.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2006


    Hello there

    Kerio Personal Firewall 2.1.5 works great under 98, and there still are not so many security breachs in it.
    I believe version 4 (now developped by Sunbelt) also works under 9x, though I'm not quite sure about it. It's free for personal use, even though some features get disabled after 30 days if you don't register.

    I prefer good old version 2.1.5 though, I like the interface better.

  3. #3


    I can't speak to the newer versions, but I've been using ZoneAlarm version 5.5 with Windows 98 for years.

    Oldversion.com has versions going back as far as Version 2.0.

    Is far as I'm concerned, all the versions provide a good basic firewall.
    The newer versions also have some other features. Depending on the age and capabilities of your computer, some of the newer versions (with the extras) may tax the resources of your machine, but older versions should be fine.

  4. #4


    On download.com you'll find a lot of firewalls and here's a link.

    But since you needed a recommendation I guess that the choice above can get a bit confusing concerning which one to use. I would like to recommend that you try Comodo. You'll find a link to it here. It's totally free, cost you nothing!

    I would like to know a little about your computer equipment over there. So if you can provide it by for example using CPU-Z and attach an hardware report into this thread it should be easier for me to know how much cpu power and RAM that you've got over there. Some firewalls might not work if you're sitting on an old computer.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Europe (mostly)

    Default Other possible choices for you

    Outpost Firewall Free 2009 6.5.1 (2725.10028)
    OS: MS Window 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista

    Download OutpostFreeInstall

    Not coplicated, forking fine for me, i'm usig it on very old CA laptop and have no problem with it.

    Jetico Personal Firewall
    OS:MS Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP

    Download jpfwall10161 exe

    A little complicated, but think about it if you lookimg for good stats.
    Last edited by rrogowy; 08-05-2009 at 01:15 AM.

  6. #6
    Release Candiate 2
    Join Date
    Mar 2009


    as someone who fondly remembers my days of win 98 the best firewall that uses the least RAM is tiny personal firewall
    see if ya can find it at download.com
    i not send me an email at
    I can send it to ya I have a ton of old version software since I beta test programs and keep them alll


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