Author Topic: Recommended software based Firewall?  (Read 4677 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Will91

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 46
Recommended software based Firewall?
« on: January 30, 2007, 06:03:09 AM »
Hi:

I am using an old version of McAfee firewall that came with my Dell pc.  Since my free subscription fo McAfee has expired, it has not updated the firewall?

If I am using Avast 4.7 Home and I am going to get some sort of spyware protection (maybe Webroot??), should I also have a software based Firewall program and if so, could someone provide some good recommendations?

Thank you.

Offline ross

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 46
Re: Recommended software based Firewall?
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2007, 09:06:16 AM »
I'd recommend Comodo Firewall Pro. It's freeware. http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

Offline Lisandro

  • Avast team
  • Certainly Bot
  • *
  • Posts: 67247
The best things in life are free.

Offline RNfromTN

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Advanced Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 670
  • surfin sandboxed
Re: Recommended software based Firewall?
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2007, 11:42:19 AM »
Hi:

I am using an old version of McAfee firewall that came with my Dell pc.  Since my free subscription fo McAfee has expired, it has not updated the firewall?

If I am using Avast 4.7 Home and I am going to get some sort of spyware protection (maybe Webroot??), should I also have a software based Firewall program and if so, could someone provide some good recommendations?

Thank you.

Hi, there is nothing wrong with using an old version firewall if you like it and it works for you.
http://www.pctools.com/firewall/   Here is a new free firewall based on look n stop if you need something light on resources,only about 4mb memory Hope this helps,  tim
Sandboxie| IFW|Outpost firewall|Norton Ghost|Win XP,Vista,7
member since 2005| Linux Mint user

Offline DavidR

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Certainly Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 85773
  • No support PMs thanks
Re: Recommended software based Firewall?
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2007, 03:23:12 PM »
I would suggest you search the general forum for a topic PC Tools Firewall as it isn't a glowing testimony for it.
Windows 10 Home 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 21.8.2487 (build 21.8.6586.697) UI 1.0.666/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro/ Avast! Mobile Security

Offline BJ_GeOrgE

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 350
  • prevention is better than cure
Re: Recommended software based Firewall?
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2007, 06:27:20 PM »
i recommend comodo firewall..its easy to use and very effective..zonealarm is good as well..u can see other freeware firewalls here http://www.snapfiles.com/Freeware/security/fwfirewall.html
OS:Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
Antivirus: Avast Free v8.0.1497/Firewall: Windows Firewall/On Demand: Malwarebytes Free Edition/Other tools: CCleaner

Offline jadinolf

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Advanced Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 1090
Re: Recommended software based Firewall?
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2007, 06:59:16 PM »
I also like Comodo Firewall.

Heck, if you don't like it, uninstall it. :)
printed on 100% recycled bytes

Offline Spiritsongs

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Super Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 1757
  • Ad-aware orientated Support forum(s)
Re: Recommended software based Firewall?
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2007, 07:14:38 PM »
 :)  Hi Will :

     I UNrecommend Comodo ( firewall ) ; better to view the info at :
     www.filehippo.com/software/firewalls/ , selecting either the Sunbelt Kerio,
     Sygate, or Zone Alarm .
For the Best in what counts in Life :
www.tacf.org

Offline Lisandro

  • Avast team
  • Certainly Bot
  • *
  • Posts: 67247
Re: Recommended software based Firewall?
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2007, 07:34:55 PM »
I UNrecommend Comodo ( firewall )
Why?
The best things in life are free.

Offline Bluesman

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Advanced Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 907
  • Amiga Power!
Re: Recommended software based Firewall?
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2007, 08:47:32 PM »
I UNrecommend Comodo ( firewall )

Not me :) I really recommend this great firewall to all people. :)

Comodo Firewall and avast! really works just fine together.
"The blues are the roots, everything else is the fruits" -Willie Dixon

Offline RNfromTN

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Advanced Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 670
  • surfin sandboxed
Re: Recommended software based Firewall?
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2007, 11:53:04 PM »
I would suggest you search the general forum for a topic PC Tools Firewall as it isn't a glowing testimony for it.

Hi DavidR, not sure if this is aimed at me or not, but I am  aware of other posts of this firewall.The only really negative post was from bob3160.
This firewall has worked well so far for me and along with a hips program the combined resources is still probably less than most other firewalls. :)
Sandboxie| IFW|Outpost firewall|Norton Ghost|Win XP,Vista,7
member since 2005| Linux Mint user

Offline DavidR

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Certainly Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 85773
  • No support PMs thanks
Re: Recommended software based Firewall?
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2007, 12:42:26 AM »
Basically directed to anyone considering it to do their research and check reviews, forums, etc.
Windows 10 Home 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 21.8.2487 (build 21.8.6586.697) UI 1.0.666/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro/ Avast! Mobile Security

Offline alanrf

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Massive Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 3866
  • Just an avast user
Re: Recommended software based Firewall?
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2007, 01:03:47 AM »
Quote
better to view the info at :
     www.filehippo.com/software/firewalls/

I did, it is a most complimentary comment.  I cannot therefore understand the
Quote
I UNrecommend Comodo ( firewall )