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By Installing Kerio Personal Firewall
Bill Williams

Edit MessageUploaded - 27 Aug 2003 17:26

Kerio Personal Firewall is a good tool and is free of charge for personal use.

To obtain it go to [Link]

And click the download link:

Windows * English 2.0 MB Download!

Save the file to disk in say your "My Documents" folder.

When the download is complete, select the [OPEN] button on the download completed message box.

If you leave it until later, open the folder in which you saved the file and then double click it. {the version at time of writing this is called kerio-pf-2.1.5-en-win.exe

Installation is straight-forward,
(1)Click [Next] on the welcome screen
(2)Put a dot in "I Agree" on the Licence screen and click [NEXT]
(3)Click [NEXT] on the location screen
(4)A box will come up to tell you that Kerio Personal Firewall will begin in learning mode. Click [OK]

(5)Then it will ask to reboot. Click [FINISH]

Configuring it to run is a bit tedious, see below.

More instructions will appear in messages below as I construct them.


Revised on 27 Aug 2003

Revised on 27 Aug 2003

Bill Williams

Edit MessageUploaded - 18 Mar 2004 21:26

Download the BasicRules configuration from the link below and Import it into Kerio Personal Firewall using the LOAD button on the Miscellaneos tab of the Administration dialog box.

This will suit most ordinary domestic users. [Link]


Most of these rules are the default Kerio 2 rules.

The last 3 are the ones I added. These make some of the others redundant so they are unticked.

If you want to see what is attacking, untick NOTHING ALLOWED IN; it will then give you an alert on each incoming probe. Replace the tick when you are bored.

If you want to check for trojans untick the ANYTHING ALLOWED OUT, Kerio will then give you an alert when anything inside calls out; then you can play the "What on earth is this prog which it trying to call out" game. For which you can later spend many happy hours trying to identify various programs most of which are actually parts of Windows.

Revised on 16 May 2004

Bill Williams

Edit MessageUploaded - 8 May 2004 23:25

The abve two messages relate to version 2.1.5

The current version is V 4 and there is no longer any obvious method of downloading V2.1.5

I will try to update this page to Version 4 later.


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