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Galskygge

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Re: Good Free Firewall?
« Reply #30 on: October 14, 2007, 09:27:23 PM »
Oh? No, it never asked me. Alright, I recently downloaded Comodo. What's everyone's thoughts on Online Armor versus Comodo? Likes, dislikes, what you prefer, etc. I'm all ears!  :)

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Re: Good Free Firewall?
« Reply #31 on: October 14, 2007, 09:55:30 PM »
It really doesn't suffice to give our opinions concerning a program. It's all up to the user of the program to determine whether they like it or not. Opinions don't make the program better or worse.

Galskygge

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« Reply #32 on: October 14, 2007, 10:05:16 PM »
I know, but I was thinking about outweighing the good/bad opinions to possibly figure out which firewall is better in the end. Also, I am curious of what everyone else thinks overall.

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« Reply #33 on: October 14, 2007, 10:09:43 PM »
My suggestion is, try either of them for a few days. Weigh the pro and cons after using Comodo or Online Armor. At times the same programs react differently on different computers. That is what I try and do to form my OWN opinion and not somebody elses. I am not in any rush to where I can't do this at my own pace.

Galskygge

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Re: Good Free Firewall?
« Reply #34 on: October 14, 2007, 10:19:45 PM »
Fair enough. Personally speaking, I worry about not having a good enough firewall so to speak due to some bad events ages ago. Paranoia shall we say? -chuckles-

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Re: Good Free Firewall?
« Reply #35 on: October 15, 2007, 12:08:58 AM »
Paranoia shall we say?
No. Firewall is a must have application.
I never tested the OA (and don't intend too). I use Comodo with XP smoothly.
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« Reply #36 on: October 15, 2007, 12:14:01 AM »
I just tried Online Armor, it was a disaster!  It froze my computer, I had to restart my computer in safe mode & uninstall Online Armor.

I'm staying with PC Tools Firewall Plus till avast! Personal Firewall is available!

Galskygge

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Re: Good Free Firewall?
« Reply #37 on: October 15, 2007, 01:33:18 AM »
I just tried Online Armor, it was a disaster!  It froze my computer, I had to restart my computer in safe mode & uninstall Online Armor.

I'm staying with PC Tools Firewall Plus till avast! Personal Firewall is available!

Ouch. Sorry to hear that. I can't wait to see what avast's personal firewall will be like  ;D.

neal62

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Re: Good Free Firewall?
« Reply #38 on: October 15, 2007, 06:20:46 AM »
First of all I want to say that time and things do change. One of the "things that changed" is Comodo. I last used Comodo roughly when it first came out to the public. I didn't like it. Since then my opinion of it has been tainted due to that past experience. Now, I have recently used NetVeda, Online Armor, PCtools free, and others. I have been testing them to see how I would like them. I just recently downloaded the latest Comodo version  2.4.18.184, data base 3.0. I am impressed, Comodo has changed for the better. Not as large a footprint as it had been, very user friendly. I evidentally was wrong in believing that Comodo was still something I didn't want. Now I have to say it is a very nice program and thorough. I am going to stay with Comodo for some time and see how things work out with it. I would recommend it to anyone. My pc is running fine and is NOT
slowed down by Comodo. Just thought I would relate this to those who are wondering which firewall to use. I know I stated in an earlier post that opinions do not make a program better or worse. But, never the less I am impressed with it.

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Re: Good Free Firewall?
« Reply #39 on: October 15, 2007, 01:56:54 PM »
I just recently downloaded the latest Comodo version  2.4.18.184, data base 3.0. I am impressed, Comodo has changed for the better.
When I started to use it in XP I never regret, I never changed it back. I've tested ZA, Sygate, Kerio, Outpost (free), PCTools... Thanks for posting your 'last' experiences.
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« Reply #40 on: October 15, 2007, 04:38:20 PM »
So far it's going on day two of having Comodo Firewall installed, and so far I like it. It seems to be user friendly and looks nice as well. Everything is running smoothly at the moment. It's extremely possible that I will stick with this firewall  :D. I highly appreciate everyone's input on any firewall that they may like or dislike, without it I would have never of even of attempted to download Comodo because all that I heard were negative things. The only good things that I heard weren't really good enough to make me want to download it. So, again, thank you. ^.^

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Re: Good Free Firewall?
« Reply #41 on: October 17, 2007, 12:10:56 AM »
it looks like webroot spysweepers firewall is free now http://www.webroot.com/consumer/products/desktopfirewall/?id=H2-HO_Links-DF&WRSID=49eafde8b82369bfb0b7120f063f2da6

has anyone tryed it? :)

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Re: Good Free Firewall?
« Reply #42 on: October 17, 2007, 01:11:50 AM »
it looks like webroot spysweepers firewall is free now http://www.webroot.com/consumer/products/desktopfirewall/?id=H2-HO_Links-DF&WRSID=49eafde8b82369bfb0b7120f063f2da6

has anyone tryed it? :)
Here's just one of the reviews I've found:

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Pros: Nice looks!

Cons: Webroot Desktop Firewall did not pass Sygates elementary scans (quick scan & stealth scan). One port were open and some were only closed (and not stealthed). That is very, very bad! Windows XP:s own firewall passed these elementary tests. Sygates and ZoneAlarm free versions also passed these tests.

It says enough to me to not want to waste my time.  :)
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Re: Good Free Firewall?
« Reply #43 on: October 17, 2007, 02:19:42 AM »
It says enough to me to not want to waste my time.  :)
I feel like Bob. A firewall is a very important tool of security. Why do you want to play with fire? Comodo wins 8)
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Re: Good Free Firewall?
« Reply #44 on: October 17, 2007, 03:03:24 AM »
it looks like webroot spysweepers firewall is free now http://www.webroot.com/consumer/products/desktopfirewall/?id=H2-HO_Links-DF&WRSID=49eafde8b82369bfb0b7120f063f2da6

has anyone tryed it? :)

Never heard of it before. My personal favorite is Kerio Sunbelt, but my preferred version of it is the one that isn't free. I just started using Comodo and like it a lot. Hope you find a good firewall ^.^.