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lurkingatu2

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Re: Good Free Firewall?
« Reply #45 on: October 17, 2007, 03:17:44 AM »
thanks bob3160
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just trying to get some input  :)

i'm trying to help a friend using windows firewall to find a easy one
for her to use (noob to firewals) she has teen girls that like myspace

i'll try to get her on comodo
i'v been using comodo v3 beta and so far it's been doing good

and well thanks for your input  :)


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Re: Good Free Firewall?
« Reply #46 on: October 17, 2007, 03:19:38 AM »
Webroot firewall is a clone of the Privatefirewall which matousec rates as very good.

rdmaloyjr

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Re: Good Free Firewall?
« Reply #47 on: October 17, 2007, 03:44:15 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.  :)
I downloaded Webroot Desktop Firewall for free.  It passed both Shields Up & PC Flank.

Either the reviews you read were wrong or I've got a newer version that does pass.  So far I like WDF. :)

If I remember right drhayden1 used to use WDF, maybe Dan will give his opinion.

Galskygge

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Re: Good Free Firewall?
« Reply #48 on: October 17, 2007, 04:44:01 AM »
thanks bob3160
tech
galskygge
just trying to get some input  :)

i'm trying to help a friend using windows firewall to find a easy one
for her to use (noob to firewals) she has teen girls that like myspace

i'll try to get her on comodo
i'v been using comodo v3 beta and so far it's been doing good

and well thanks for your input  :)

Any time :)! Whatever firewall that you choose to use just be sure that it is something that you are comfortable with. Nothing worse than having a firewall, whether it is good or not, that you're uncomfortable and unsure about.

johnny223

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Re: Good Free Firewall?
« Reply #49 on: October 21, 2007, 05:46:17 AM »
i've been online with windows xp built in firewall only, and so far it seems ok.

I'm kinda curious about the Webroot firewall, has anyone tried it and what are your impressions?

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Re: Good Free Firewall?
« Reply #50 on: October 21, 2007, 05:54:33 AM »
I'm testing it on an XP2 system. So far, so good.  :)
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Re: Good Free Firewall?
« Reply #51 on: October 21, 2007, 07:22:07 AM »
I just installed Webroot firewall, it says that i have comodo firewall installed but i removed it a while back ago, maybe not a clean uninstallation?
So i just went along with the installation, after the computer is restarted, some of the icons in the taskbar were missing(including avast's) and internet stopped working.
so i uninstalled it, restarted and icons were still missing. Had to use system restore.

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Re: Good Free Firewall?
« Reply #52 on: October 21, 2007, 03:23:05 PM »
but i removed it a while back ago, maybe not a clean uninstallation?
Did you boot after uninstalling?
Maybe you need a registry cleaner.
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Re: Good Free Firewall?
« Reply #53 on: October 21, 2007, 04:00:27 PM »
Hi johnny223,
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I just installed Webroot firewall, it says that i have comodo firewall installed but i removed it a while back ago
In this case, the culprit is Comodo. Webroot did warn you that it had not been removed.
Installing a second firewall can and usually does cause conflicts.
I suggest the you use a good registry cleaner and first remove all traces of Comodo. Reboot and then re-install
Webroots Firewall. At this point, make sure there aren't any further warnings.
Webroot is working well for me after uninstalling PCTools Firewall.
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Re: Good Free Firewall?
« Reply #54 on: October 21, 2007, 04:04:47 PM »
Webroot is working well for me after uninstalling PCTools Firewall.
Can you compare them? And Comodo?
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Re: Good Free Firewall?
« Reply #55 on: October 21, 2007, 04:23:31 PM »
Webroot is working well for me after uninstalling PCTools Firewall.
Can you compare them? And Comodo?
Comodo crashes my system
Webroot seems a little lighter on system resources ( Mem Usage 28,084 K) than PCTools.
It doesn't ask as many questions as the others and, doesn't seem to repeat asking for permission
once granted.  :)
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Re: Good Free Firewall?
« Reply #56 on: October 21, 2007, 04:32:02 PM »
Webroot FW is only in english??
I know i must to learn english, but i prefer programs in my language(*valencian/catalan) or in my second language(spanish).

*Valencian in València and catalan in Catalonia. A language with two names :D

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Re: Good Free Firewall?
« Reply #57 on: October 21, 2007, 05:35:12 PM »
Just installed Webroot and passed GRC all ports.  Is it OK to leave with presets or should I change anything?  Seems to be working great so far.

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Re: Good Free Firewall?
« Reply #58 on: October 21, 2007, 05:38:16 PM »
"If it ain't broke, don't fix it".
It's been working well with the presets so I've not done any tinkering. :)
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Re: Good Free Firewall?
« Reply #59 on: October 21, 2007, 05:42:03 PM »
Thanks.  I like this one so far and my pages even seem to load faster now.