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Title: COMODO or ZONE ALARM FOR FIREWALL
Post by: źђєкє°¹ on May 21, 2008, 10:03:17 AM
hi!

 i want to know if comodo or zone alarm is best fit for avast home
Title: Re: COMODO or ZONE ALARM FOR FIREWALL
Post by: gdiloren on May 21, 2008, 04:51:22 PM
Comodo looks OK to me. ZA could be OK all the same, not much difference after all! ;)
Title: Re: COMODO or ZONE ALARM FOR FIREWALL
Post by: MikeBCda on May 21, 2008, 07:12:42 PM
My only comment on Comodo is that the latest version (3) has almost nothing in common with previous versions except the name.  3 is definitely not for the beginner.
Title: Re: COMODO or ZONE ALARM FOR FIREWALL
Post by: W3FSY on May 21, 2008, 08:35:11 PM
Online Armor's Firewall (version 2.1.0.31 Free) does a great job and works nicely with avast! antivirus. I use it and find it much better than ZoneAlarm like I used in the past.

Ron - W3FSY
Title: Re: COMODO or ZONE ALARM FOR FIREWALL
Post by: rdmaloyjr on May 21, 2008, 11:04:19 PM
ZoneAlarm is a much better choice than Comodo!

Online Armor's Firewall froze up my computer, fortunately I was able to do a system restore.  Some others weren't so lucky.

Some don't have any problem with Online Armor's Firewall.

Play it safe with ZA's fw. ;)

Title: Re: COMODO or ZONE ALARM FOR FIREWALL
Post by: bob3160 on May 21, 2008, 11:06:09 PM
A simple forum search will reveal many lengthy posts on this subject
Title: Re: COMODO or ZONE ALARM FOR FIREWALL
Post by: Jeleal on May 22, 2008, 02:30:05 AM
Another vote for Online Armor Free. I use OA Personal and it runs very well with Avast Home. Also the OA Forums like this one, is very helpful and full of knowledge.
Title: Re: COMODO or ZONE ALARM FOR FIREWALL
Post by: JanP on May 24, 2008, 09:06:50 PM
ZoneAlarm is a much better choice than Comodo!

Online Armor's Firewall froze up my computer, fortunately I was able to do a system restore.  Some others weren't so lucky.

Some don't have any problem with Online Armor's Firewall.

Play it safe with ZA's fw. ;)



A question: do you have Vista installed on your PC?
With XP, it would be very unusual for OA to freeze or otherwise damage the system.
The version for Vista however is not ready yet and installing OA on it would do exactly what you experienced.

ZA is not recommended by Matousec's team and I would certainly not undervaluate their findings.
See http://www.matousec.com/projects/firewall-challenge/results.php
Title: Re: COMODO or ZONE ALARM FOR FIREWALL
Post by: onlysomeone on June 04, 2008, 07:25:38 PM
I just downloaded Comodo 3.0 64 bit. I have been using Avast 4.8 for many months with no problems whatsoever. however, I believe that Avast is an Anti-virus program and I downloaded Comodo now that they have a 64 bit version so i would have a good firewall.

Are there any features in either program that i need to turn off to get their to live together in peace and harmony?

I also use Avast 4.8 (always the most actual version:) ) and Comodo 3 on a 64bit system and I haven't got any problems...

I didn't change any settings...
Title: Re: COMODO or ZONE ALARM FOR FIREWALL
Post by: onlysomeone on June 04, 2008, 08:11:41 PM
What does the paid version do that would make it better than the free version?

http://avast.com/eng/avast-compare-home-professional.html (http://avast.com/eng/avast-compare-home-professional.html)
Title: Re: COMODO or ZONE ALARM FOR FIREWALL
Post by: mdshields on June 09, 2008, 06:56:00 PM
I ran Comodo Firewall on my Desktop and Zone Alarm on my laptop, which I use more often than the desktop. Recently I removed Comodo Firewall as it is a hectic piece of software - windows often popping up, requiring input. Zone Alarm is far more relaxed and is acknowledged in the software industry as a firewall of note. It has caught a Trojan on two occasions attempting to connect to the internet from my desktop.

Another option is to load Comodo and see how you like it - but I'm sure you've already considered this option.
Title: Re: COMODO or ZONE ALARM FOR FIREWALL
Post by: DavidR on June 09, 2008, 09:07:12 PM
Personally if they are talking of ZA Free (not Pro) the software industry should be shot for acknowledging it as a firewall of note.

It used to be a really good firewall and its user friendly interface was why (the lack of frenetic pop-ups). But with the later versions it has become more bloated and is also crippled as far as outbound protection goes (In the Program Control, configuration area, the slider will only goes as far as Medium protection). This in the hope I'm sure of getting you to buy the pro version.

So less pop-ups isn't a sign of a better firewall, check out this firewall test results and it doesn't even feature ZA free and the AZ Pro doesn't do too well in the tests. See http://www.matousec.com/projects/firewall-challenge/results.php (http://www.matousec.com/projects/firewall-challenge/results.php).
Title: Re: COMODO or ZONE ALARM FOR FIREWALL
Post by: CharleyO on June 11, 2008, 03:33:53 AM
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As much as I like ZA, I have to agree with David's above post. After ZA Labs was bought out, the software became bloated and less effective ... even in the free version. Having said that, I will also state that I still use ZA but it is an older version before it became bloated with crap. A firewall is suppose to do only one thing ... protect your computers ports both inbound and outbound. Anything other than that and it is no longer just a firewall but instead is bloatware.


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Title: Re: COMODO or ZONE ALARM FOR FIREWALL
Post by: bob3160 on June 11, 2008, 05:33:15 AM
I'm using PC Tools Firewall Plus (http://www.pctools.com/firewall/).
Title: Re: COMODO or ZONE ALARM FOR FIREWALL
Post by: drhayden1 on June 11, 2008, 01:07:50 PM
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I'm using PC Tools Firewall Plus.
same here on two computers with no problems what-so-ever....
Title: Re: COMODO or ZONE ALARM FOR FIREWALL
Post by: greyowl on June 12, 2008, 09:30:55 PM
I'm interested in PC Tools Firewall, but concerned that it rated poorly on the matousec tests.  But I don't really know much about firewalls and what is important to consider.

Do others think this is an important issue or not?
Title: Re: COMODO or ZONE ALARM FOR FIREWALL
Post by: Lisandro on June 13, 2008, 01:20:09 AM
About the leak tests limitations: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=29259.msg247460#msg247460
Title: Re: COMODO or ZONE ALARM FOR FIREWALL
Post by: sopadeajo on June 13, 2008, 01:42:02 AM
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same here on two computers with no problems what-so-ever....

do you mean no problem for the trojans or no problem for you?
Title: Re: COMODO or ZONE ALARM FOR FIREWALL
Post by: rdmaloyjr on June 13, 2008, 04:21:24 AM
It used to be a really good firewall and its user friendly interface was why (the lack of frenetic pop-ups). But with the later versions it has become more bloated and is also crippled as far as outbound protection goes (In the Program Control, configuration area, the slider will only goes as far as Medium protection). This in the hope I'm sure of getting you to buy the pro version.
If you check the Pro version, "High" in program control says the same in "Medium", so there is no real difference in ZA free for program control.

I have ZA free on one computer & ZoneAlarm Antispyware (includes the Pro FW) on the other.  I have about six months left on the free "patch Tuesday" special. :)  I don't feel any less secure with ZA free.

My computers haven't been compromised.  What else can I say? 

I'm happy with ZA free. :)