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Offline OrangeCrate

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Re: Replacement for ZA free?
« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2007, 01:38:12 PM »
Interesting article found this morning on Computerworld regarding security programs for Vista. Read here:

http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&taxonomyName=windows&articleId=9012002&taxonomyId=125

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Re: Replacement for ZA free?
« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2007, 02:15:55 PM »
I really can't understand why people are so quick to jump on New OSes, it takes time before software and driver support catch up.

Nice article though, just what were all these software vendors doing during the alpha, beta and consumer trial RC versions of Vista, just amazing.
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Re: Replacement for ZA free?
« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2007, 02:44:47 PM »
...just what were all these software vendors doing during the alpha, beta and consumer trial RC versions of Vista, just amazing.

Agreed. I don't know what the other vendors were doing, but I think in Check Point's case, they were desperately trying to get their arms around the products they already have. Many problems with ZA.

To your first comment, I wouldn't touch a new Windows operating system until at least SP1. As far as I'm concerned, you're just an unpaid beta tester until they issue the first service pack.

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Re: Replacement for ZA free?
« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2007, 04:45:43 AM »
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Re: Replacement for ZA free?
« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2007, 05:12:05 AM »
ZoneAlarm isn't Vista ready or compatible....  :'(

Come to think of it, Neither is Comodo. Does anyone have any experience with Vista's firewall? I've read that it's hard to configure it to block outbound traffic.



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That is correct, Comodo does not support Vista, however when 3.0 is released (within the next month or so) it will support both 64 bit XP/Vista along with 32 bit Windows XP and Vista.

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Re: Replacement for ZA free?
« Reply #20 on: March 02, 2007, 05:40:05 AM »
Hey justin, Glad to help and yes your e-mail is hidden now.

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Re: Replacement for ZA free?
« Reply #21 on: March 02, 2007, 06:40:36 PM »
The new ZA Free now comes encumbered with an number of extras on a trial basis in the hope you will purchase the upgrade.

That's one of the reasons I continue to suggest 5.5.094 - All firewall, all the time.

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Re: Replacement for ZA free?
« Reply #22 on: March 02, 2007, 07:13:04 PM »
Many thanks to all.  I'm one more who's not exactly in a rush to switch over to Vista, so compatibility isn't really an issue for me.

As you can see from my sig, I've now switched over to Comodo.  Probably the nicest thing about it is that there's almost no learning-curve involved making the change from ZA.  Many of the advanced settings are beyond me, but the default auto-setup when installing should work just fine.
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Re: Replacement for ZA free?
« Reply #23 on: March 02, 2007, 07:21:21 PM »
Many of the advanced settings are beyond me
There is a free forum and some of us use Comodo too... so, feel free to ask.
Do you use any P2P application (they need special firewall configuration)?
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Re: Replacement for ZA free?
« Reply #24 on: March 03, 2007, 03:17:24 AM »
Many thanks to all.  I'm one more who's not exactly in a rush to switch over to Vista, so compatibility isn't really an issue for me.

As you can see from my sig, I've now switched over to Comodo.  Probably the nicest thing about it is that there's almost no learning-curve involved making the change from ZA.  Many of the advanced settings are beyond me, but the default auto-setup when installing should work just fine.

Glad you are happy with Comodo, there is a support forum the link is below.

http://forums.comodo.com

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Re: Replacement for ZA free?
« Reply #25 on: March 03, 2007, 07:03:29 AM »
Thanks for the info about their forums, although I'd already found them myself, same as I found the forums here after first getting avast.  Whether I'll be active there is a who-knows, but at least I'm registered and bookmarked it.

And no, I don't touch P2P (took out avast's P2P provider for that reason) -- probably the only thing I might be interested in it for would be videos, but not on dialup.  And I infer from Tech's comments that without P2P, the default settings should be just fine.
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Re: Replacement for ZA free?
« Reply #26 on: March 03, 2007, 01:14:49 PM »
MikeBCda,

I see in your signature that you only have 256mb RAM, so I think PC Tools Firewall Plus would be a better choice for your computer as Comodo too much RAM.

I have 2.2ghz Celeron with 512mb RAM, but Dell Hell reserves 64mb for video.   PC Tools Firewall Plus doesn't slow me down as it only uses 4mb RAM (4096kb RAM).  Comodo is a drag.

http://www.pctools.com/firewall  http://www.pctools.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=30

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Re: Replacement for ZA free?
« Reply #27 on: March 03, 2007, 01:24:20 PM »
pc tools firewall free is a very lame firewall-fails the shields up test big time-advise-stay away from it ;)
https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2
click on proceed...then next page-all service ports to test 8)
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Re: Replacement for ZA free?
« Reply #28 on: March 03, 2007, 01:37:52 PM »
pc tools firewall free is a very lame firewall-fails the shields up test big time-advise-stay away from it ;)
https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2
click on proceed...then next page-all service ports to test 8)

Every time I do Shields Up, PC Tools Firewall Plus passes Sheilds Up with default settings.  I wouldn't use it if it didn't pass.  That includes "click on proceed...then next page-all service ports".
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Re: Replacement for ZA free?
« Reply #29 on: March 03, 2007, 01:50:50 PM »

Every time I do Shields Up, PC Tools Firewall Plus passes Sheilds Up with default settings.  I wouldn't use it if it didn't pass.  That includes "click on proceed...then next page-all service ports".

GRC Port Authority Report created on UTC: 2007-03-03 at 12:48:13

Results from scan of ports: 0-1055

    0 Ports Open
    0 Ports Closed
 1056 Ports Stealth
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 1056 Ports Tested

ALL PORTS tested were found to be: STEALTH.

TruStealth: PASSED - ALL tested ports were STEALTH,
                   - NO unsolicited packets were received,
                   - NO Ping reply (ICMP Echo) was received.
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