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rdmaloyjr

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Re: Windows + Adware + Spyware = ?
« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2007, 04:30:56 PM »
@rdmaloyjr:

You don't trust Comodo but you trust in Spyware Terminator even with the companies adware related past ?
Can you please explain your logic to us ?
You may have a point!  There are a lot of Spyware Terminator forum members that use Comodo. ;D

I heard about the adware stories about ST.  Some ST users say ST never had an adware related past.  It is possible they may have had a checkered past, but it seems if they did it is now turned around.

You really should do your own research on Comodo.  But I've noticed Comodo fans are like a man in love, they won't listen to anything negative about their woman, it will just anger them, till the divorce.

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Re: Windows + Adware + Spyware = ?
« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2007, 05:06:41 PM »
Hi rdmaloyjr,

Enough remarks there to get me on the alert and out on an investigation. I'll dive into it.

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Re: Windows + Adware + Spyware = ?
« Reply #17 on: July 22, 2007, 05:52:06 PM »
I use COMODO because is free and in Matousec's tests is the best, but if some company releases a best(free) FW i'll install it and uninstall CFW.
Maybe CFW isn't the best, but you can trust, no spyware, no ad-aware... like i use AVASt! Home.
But i'm not a man in love. I used CFW, and ihad problems, then i used Jetico(v 1), when problems of CFW go out, i'll returned to CFW.
You don't like CFW, all right, there're a lot of FW. My brother doesn't like AVASt, he prefers AVG free, but he trusts AVST, but simply prefers AVG free. A lot of AV's and FW's. You can choose.
Ah! I use ST, i know bad past of crawler, but now i don't fins problems with it.

Sorry my bad english, i NEVER will learn, haha. I'm dim.

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Re: Windows + Adware + Spyware = ?
« Reply #18 on: July 22, 2007, 06:12:24 PM »
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You really should do your own research on Comodo.  But I've noticed Comodo fans are like a man in love, they won't listen to anything negative about their woman, it will just anger them, till the divorce.
rdmaloyjr, you seem to mix up user with fan.
There is a difference. I'm an old ZA user but when their free version no longer passed all the leak tests,
I switched to Comodo.
Am I happy with it ? NO not really. All the darn repeat questions are driving me batty but for now, it
appears to be the best FREE firewall around.
Hopefully something better (avast! firewall) will soon come along.
Till then, I'm stuck with what currently best secures my system.  :-\
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Re: Windows + Adware + Spyware = ?
« Reply #19 on: July 22, 2007, 06:23:23 PM »
Hi bob3160, rdmalloyjr,

I am not a COMODO fanboy, and only switched over from using ZA free for years and years because this free FW could not deliver what I expected it to do (closing down on Torpark etc). So I had to look for an alternative and eventually switched over to COMODO because what I have read about it here on this forum, and because some people here advised me to. It is not only my suggestion. I consider SEcPro at www.SecPro.co.il also to be an authority. Their comment on COMODO FW says: "One formidable contender is Comodo Firewall Pro, which independent testing site Matousec rated as the top firewall. Matousec found that Comodo offered the highest level of antileak protection, one measure of a firewall's effectiveness. Comodo offers true two-way firewall protection, is highly configurable, and (unlike most other firewalls) provides a great view of your system and your Internet connection."
Just as it is with browsers, I am not going to take sides, we had too much of that.
But what some do here is putting bait out for trolls. Let us not do that.

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Re: Windows + Adware + Spyware = ?
« Reply #20 on: July 22, 2007, 07:06:47 PM »
here's that link for some of you who did not see and one of the reasons i went from pctools plus to comodo pro-only thing i hate about comodo pro as did bob mentioned to me-it asks too much ;)
http://www.matousec.com/projects/windows-personal-firewall-analysis/leak-tests-results.php

rdmaloyjr

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Re: Windows + Adware + Spyware = ?
« Reply #21 on: July 22, 2007, 07:27:30 PM »
Polonus,

I don't want to bait trolls or ask people to take sides.  I didn't intend for a fw discussion.

In an earlier post in this thread I agreed with you with the exception of Comodo.  I'm an agreeable person, but I have my opinions.  Comodo users/fans have their opinions & this thread went there.

Trolls may pop up, but if nobody feeds them there shouldn't be a problem.

There isn't anything wrong with a healthy discussion about a security issue/software. :)

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Re: Windows + Adware + Spyware = ?
« Reply #22 on: July 22, 2007, 09:11:11 PM »
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There isn't anything wrong with a healthy discussion about a security issue/software
that i agree on also...nothing wrong with that-not everyone likes the same thing 8) ;)

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Re: Windows + Adware + Spyware = ?
« Reply #23 on: July 22, 2007, 09:20:41 PM »
You may have a point!  There are a lot of Spyware Terminator forum members that use Comodo. ;D

I heard about the adware stories about ST.  Some ST users say ST never had an adware related past.  It is possible they may have had a checkered past, but it seems if they did it is now turned around.

This is quoted from Spyware Warrior rogue/suspect anti-spyware list:

Note on SpywareTerminator:  We originally listed Spyware Terminator on this page out of concerns that Crawler, the company behind the product, had established connections with IBIS, a well known adware distributor responsible for such adware programs as Wintools, Websearch, & Huntbar. Although we found no problems in our initial testing with Spyware Terminator, and while the vendor itself announced that it was exiting the adware business (1), we decided out of caution to impose a three month probation period before we would consider re-testing and, if warranted, de-listing the the product from the Rogue/Suspect list. During that three month probation period we monitored the behavior of IBIS and Crawler. At the end of the three month probation period we re-tested Spyware Terminator, again finding no problems serious enough to justify listing the program on this page. As the vendor involved has not been involved in the distribution of adware for many months, and as the program itself exhibits no problems serious enough to warrant mention on this page, we have decided to de-list Spyware Terminator from the Rogue/Suspect list and can no longer regard the program to be "rogue/suspect."

Note: not to be confused with Spyware X-terminator from Stompsoft

Domains: spywareterminator.com, spyterm.com, crawler.com


http://spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm#spyterm_note

Yes Crawler was involved with adware in the past but so far it seems they are keeping it clean. I actually like their program and i used it in the past but i deinstalled it for different reasons not because of the companies past. I think it's a good program and i have nothing against it but i can also understand why some people don't trust the company behind it. But what i don't understand is what makes you not trust Comodo ? I was hoping you would enlighten us with some good argument why we should not trust them not just respond with an evasive answer like the one you made.
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You really should do your own research on Comodo.  But I've noticed Comodo fans are like a man in love, they won't listen to anything negative about their woman, it will just anger them, till the divorce.

You shouldn't have posted the comment on not trusting Comodo if you are not prepared to back it up with some facts. And no i am not a Comodo fanboy by any means i would just honestly like to see some evidence of why we shouldn't trust Comodo. Sorry but only your word is not enough for me.


P.S.: Does anyone know if alwil gave any dates yet as to when they plan to release their firewall ? I'm sure itching to try it ... ;)

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Re: Windows + Adware + Spyware = ?
« Reply #24 on: July 22, 2007, 09:37:09 PM »
... All the darn repeat questions are driving me batty ...

Then i would advise you to change the Alert Frequency Level setting to very low(Under Security-Advanced-Miscellaneous). And make sure that the Do not show alerts for applications certified by Comodo box is ticked. This should reduce the number of pop-ups.

drhayden1

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Re: Windows + Adware + Spyware = ?
« Reply #25 on: July 22, 2007, 09:46:47 PM »
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Then i would advise you to change the Alert Frequency Level setting to very low(Under Security-Advanced-Miscellaneous). And make sure that the Do not show alerts for applications certified by Comodo box is ticked. This should reduce the number of pop-ups.

thanks for that info darth_mikey-that was driving me crazy also ::) ;D

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Re: Windows + Adware + Spyware = ?
« Reply #26 on: July 22, 2007, 09:50:29 PM »
One pop-up per application is enough, all those pop-ups were driving me mad aswell. Also the reason why i ditched SSM hehe  ;D

drhayden1

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Re: Windows + Adware + Spyware = ?
« Reply #27 on: July 22, 2007, 11:45:39 PM »
firewall is working better now by not popping up asking this and asking that all the time-changed the alert freq.level to very low as you posted ;)

« Last Edit: July 22, 2007, 11:52:39 PM by drhayden1 »

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Re: Windows + Adware + Spyware = ?
« Reply #28 on: July 23, 2007, 01:44:13 AM »
... All the darn repeat questions are driving me batty ...

Then i would advise you to change the Alert Frequency Level setting to very low(Under Security-Advanced-Miscellaneous). And make sure that the Do not show alerts for applications certified by Comodo box is ticked. This should reduce the number of pop-ups.

Thanks Mikey. I needed that. :)
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Re: Windows + Adware + Spyware = ?
« Reply #29 on: July 23, 2007, 01:53:01 AM »
Yeah no problem guys i had a feeling you hadn't come across that option yet ...  ;D

Why is alwil keeping us in the dark like this(i mean about the firewall) ?