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Re: New free firewall!!!
« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2005, 05:24:50 AM »
Yeah you got a point there, but I try like every firewall from ZoneAlarm to Sygate.  They all seem to pummel me  in the internet one way or another.  For now Windows Firewall is my last resort and I'll make sure only the most important programs receives full access.  Thanks again for the warning flags you guys.

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Re: New free firewall!!!
« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2005, 05:35:34 AM »
It's your neck we're just trying to help you protect it but all we can do is try.
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Re: New free firewall!!!
« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2005, 06:50:31 AM »
It failed the Shields Up test for me, the last time I tested it. It failed to stealth the ports!!!

This is bad... Can you post the port (or ports) number that failed the test?

It was probably all of the ports and definitely a lot of the ports!!!

FYI, I tested it probably back in January.
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Re: New free firewall!!!
« Reply #18 on: April 27, 2005, 06:55:07 AM »
There's two other firewalls that did pass the Shields Up test.

Those are NetVeda SafetyNet and SoftPerfect Firewall.

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Re: New free firewall!!!
« Reply #19 on: April 27, 2005, 04:55:27 PM »
I have been using the Sygate firewall on my laptop and the Zone Alarm on my desktop.  Since there is a bug in the Sygate that I didn't like I thought I would try the R-Firewall out. It appears to have a lot more options for adjusting than the free Zone Alarm, or Sygate.

I next did an uninstall using the R-Firewall uninstaller to see if there were any problems, and there were none, and it was uninstalled except for the program folder with 4 files in it.  Some registry keys were left, but thats the way it is with many programs when you uninstall them.

I then reinstall it and used the Windows Add & Remove programs to uninstall it, same results as above.  So I don't know why "xistenz" said
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"A word of warning: Make a restore point before installing it and disable it before uninstalling it. It likes to protect your computer even after its gone."

Memory ussage:
R-Firewall.exe 10,156 kb
RTT-CRC Service.exe 3,136

Hard to tell how it really does for a scan at Shields up or Sygate, because I'm behind a firewall with my wireless router on my laptop.  I think it would pass with the right settings, I would have to use a friends dialup PC next door for a test later this week.  It did pass some of the leak test.

Right now I playing with the SafetyNet Firewall and so far I really like it.  It passed some of the leak test and failed some, but it's still not configured totally either.

If you want to test your Firewall for leaks try this site.  Read the FAQ first.
Firewall Leak Testing
http://www.firewallleaktester.com/tests.htm

No Firewall will give you total protection!

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Re: New free firewall!
« Reply #20 on: April 28, 2005, 12:55:55 AM »
xistenz is right, I install R-firewall before and when I saw the testings results on how poor it keep all my ports in Stealth, I got rid of it and keep Windows Firewall until today when you guys show me the new updates on ZA and went back to ZA.   :)  But even after I remove it, R-firewall components are still there by using my hardrive search, I search every bit and remove them all I guess but even after removing like this firewall for 15 minutes, Windows Security Center still detects R-firewall in my PC.  ???  Listen to xistenz and disable restore point when you install R-firewall, believe me it's anoying if you don't want it anymore.  ;)

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New free firewall!
« Reply #21 on: June 04, 2005, 08:08:32 PM »
Filseclab Personal Firewall

http://www.filseclab.com/eng/products/firewall.htm

Found another free one that I've never heard of. This time, it comes out of China.

Overview

Kernel-level and high-level double packet filtering engine, it protects your computer from attacks from the Internet, and from Trojan horse etc.
Control accessing websites.
Protecting local shared resources.
Controlling ICMP packets.
Writing log file.

Features

Packets traffic oscillograph.
Interactive mode automatically make ACL (Access Control Lists).

Has anyone used this one at all? Opinions?

The source code for this particular firewall also happens to be for sale if anyone is interested.  ::)

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Re: New free firewall!
« Reply #22 on: June 05, 2005, 02:22:46 PM »
Yes, I also wrote about that firewall last year in September... see here:

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=7434.0

The bad thing - I still haven't found out how good/bad it is... few people tested it, but never reported back.

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Re: New free firewall!
« Reply #23 on: June 05, 2005, 10:02:54 PM »
Other forums and Firewall review sites never had a response towards this mysterious firewall.   :-\