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Another Firewall (Now Totally FREE)
« on: August 23, 2006, 08:28:11 PM »
Ashampoo Firewall
Full version now totally FREE

http://www.ashampoo.com/frontend/products/php/product.php?idstring=0050&session_langid=2

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Re: Another Firewall (Now Totally FREE)
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2006, 08:37:43 PM »
After reading up on this program I believe it will be a user friendly effective firewall. Probably will want to try it out in the near future.  :)
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Re: Another Firewall (Now Totally FREE)
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2006, 01:04:24 AM »
Hello guys !!!

Yes, this sounds like a promising firewall. I will be checking it next few days. If I'm satisfied with results, I am sure I will leave it protecting my system.

It would be really nice if we can find some good (objective) reviews about this firewall... and when I say reviews, I mean reviews done by some valuable firewall experts, not some 25-years-working-for-New-York-Times-journalist. Experiences like that are much appreciated, but not in this field. We need some good people who understand firewalls and antivirus software in and out.

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Re: Another Firewall (Now Totally FREE)
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2006, 02:00:33 AM »
A tough dilema between Comodo Personal Firewall and this one ;D
Actually it's nto that hard to evaluate firewall. At least it should pass GRC ShieldsUp! tst anytime you test it, everything else is down to user preference (number of settings, GUI design and stuff like that).
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Re: Another Firewall (Now Totally FREE)
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2006, 04:36:43 PM »
Rejzor i'm sure Jetio 2.0 final made it even harder :)
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Re: Another Firewall (Now Totally FREE)
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2006, 04:51:58 PM »
Not really. Jetico is still way to advanced for regular Joe...
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Re: Another Firewall (Now Totally FREE)
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2006, 04:54:56 PM »
Hopefully the one from Ashampoo is easier even though it's rule based.....
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Re: Another Firewall (Now Totally FREE)
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2006, 07:28:49 PM »
A tough dilema between Comodo Personal Firewall and this one ;D
RejZor... I'll wait your opinion about it... I'm with Comodo right now, it's working ok...
But I can't wait that long to test another freeware  ;D ;D
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Re: Another Firewall (Now Totally FREE)
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2006, 07:50:21 PM »
I found Jetico unbelievable annoying firewall (just MHO)... with all those pop-ups that wouldn't stop for anything in the World. Even though you confirm everything tens of times, it would still keep asking same questions. Many people reported same issue.

I am testing Ashampoo and I really like what I see. It passed all those tests, so it looks like it does what it should do... to protect. I know I have my hardware router as well, but still this is nice addition.

Bob, take a look at this screenshot:



Something for everyone :)

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Re: Another Firewall (Now Totally FREE)
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2006, 08:20:30 PM »
Another few interesting windows and features:

Additional features:



Configuration window plus Configuration Assistant for beginners:



Logs Window:



Initial Rules window (there is few more sections when you need to edit or setup your rules):



Stats window:



And this is how memory usage looks like right now. I've noticed sometimes it goes up to 8, 10, 14 which is still much better than Kerio, ZA and many others out there.
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Re: Another Firewall (Now Totally FREE)
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2006, 08:28:26 PM »
Thank you Sasha for taking the plunge and pointing out the easy feature.
Even the rules don't look that hard to set up.
It'll go on my main system as soon as I get it back from the shop.... :'(
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Re: Another Firewall (Now Totally FREE)
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2006, 08:35:53 PM »
Even the rules don't look that hard to set up.
Can we set specific ports like in Comodo?
I mean, network control rules?
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Re: Another Firewall (Now Totally FREE)
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2006, 10:00:18 PM »
I tried it, it failed all the GRC tests, so I got rid of it.
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Re: Another Firewall (Now Totally FREE)
« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2006, 10:23:21 PM »
Thank You Sasha for taking the time to share your results with this new free product. Appreciate it.  :)

Edit: I know that I didn't see anything from this company that stated their Firewall would work with a Win 98, ME machine etc. I e-mail them, asked that question and they responded with it only works with Win 2000 and XP systems.
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Re: Another Firewall (Now Totally FREE)
« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2006, 10:45:39 PM »
I tried it, it failed all the GRC tests, so I got rid of it.

If this is true, it's very bad... Haven't tested it but ANY personal firewall should pass this test out of the box. Otherwise it's not worth using as firewall...
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