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Offline Lisandro

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Re: Good Free Firewall?
« Reply #90 on: October 22, 2007, 04:15:26 PM »
I noticed this one also contains an Anti virus program (Caution)   and, it's not ready for vista.
Hmmm... a suite... not ready for Vista... let's wait a little...
Does anybody knows a scheduling for releasing the gold version of Comodo 3?
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Re: Good Free Firewall?
« Reply #91 on: October 22, 2007, 05:06:31 PM »
I was using Sunbelt's (K)PF byt switched to "Online Armor Free" a few days ago. I like it a lot, you should try it. All ports stealthed & it performs very good a Matousec's leak tests. Plus, it is very easy and includes (optional) HIPS.  :)
http://www.tallemu.com/online_armor_free.html
I noticed this one also contains an Anti virus program (Caution)   and, it's not ready for vista.

The free version does NOT contain an AV. See the comparison chart here --> http://www.tallemu.com/comparisons.html

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Re: Good Free Firewall?
« Reply #92 on: October 22, 2007, 05:24:11 PM »
The free version does NOT contain an AV. See the comparison chart here --> http://www.tallemu.com/comparisons.html
Their online forum is also very helpful and quick to respond http://support.online-armor.com/forums/

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Re: Good Free Firewall?
« Reply #93 on: October 22, 2007, 08:40:57 PM »
The free version does NOT contain an AV. See the comparison chart here --> http://www.tallemu.com/comparisons.html
Haven't we seen this movie before?
Hint: the bloatware ZA...
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Re: Good Free Firewall?
« Reply #94 on: October 22, 2007, 09:33:30 PM »
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yes...many times-but didn't get the free popcorn and candy and drinks ;D

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Re: Good Free Firewall?
« Reply #95 on: October 22, 2007, 10:52:11 PM »
To call OnlineArmor "bloated" is to have never installed it. It's a firewall with HIPS, the same as Comodo's FW, also not the "bloatware" commonly associated with ZA or NIS.

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Re: Good Free Firewall?
« Reply #96 on: October 22, 2007, 11:38:01 PM »
To call OnlineArmor "bloated" is to have never installed it.
A firewall with antivirus... suite... bloatware in a second...
I'm posting what I'm reading in the web. It's not a bloatware right now, but it is on the way of...
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Re: Good Free Firewall?
« Reply #97 on: October 23, 2007, 12:35:51 AM »
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You would only be installing the firewall.   You already have an anti virus program.  :) Did you forget  ???  ;D ;D
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Re: Good Free Firewall?
« Reply #98 on: October 23, 2007, 01:54:41 AM »
You would only be installing the firewall.
I won't even install it... I do not trust this firewall (yet)... maybe I'm biased... who knows...
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Re: Good Free Firewall?
« Reply #99 on: October 23, 2007, 02:59:39 AM »
15 minutes ago I installed it on my test machine. It froze my desktop, bunch of applications wouldn't even start up with this thing installed. Shortly - a nightmare ! Totally not configurable, you can not even manually add/remove white-list/black-list sites like it's case with Webroot Desktop Firewall. You're guessing it right !  ;) I uninstalled it and wiped out every single trace of this program. I am 110% sure this will never get a second chance to see my Program Files. Literally the biggest firewall disappointment I had in last few years, and I've tested so many...  :-\

Yeah, another strange thing with this "firewall" that won't even install firewall by default ( ? ? ? )... yeah, when I opened configuration menu, among other options, it said Firewall: Not Installed, and then there is an option to install a firewall ( ? ? ? ) What was that all about ?!! I thought I was installing firewall in the first place... and it installed all those little things it comes with, except the firewall... so I "installed" it from the options... and boom, it was installed to my surprise... crazy things... oh yeah, I wanted to say this... I wasn't able to connect to any FTP sites I have listed in my database (my clients) through any FTP client I have here. Yes, of course I gave all those permissions, and it looked like it was starting to connect, but then when it was "connected", it wouldn't open root folder it would just hang like that seems forever ( I actually never saw it completely connected, so after 5 minutes of waiting I gave up)...

One word - Horror!

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Re: Good Free Firewall?
« Reply #100 on: October 23, 2007, 03:18:07 AM »
One word - Horror!
Advice: stay away from it if you can
I've warned you... :'(
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Re: Good Free Firewall?
« Reply #101 on: October 23, 2007, 03:33:26 AM »
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15 minutes ago I installed it on my test machine.
Which operating system ???
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Re: Good Free Firewall?
« Reply #102 on: October 23, 2007, 04:45:54 AM »
15 minutes ago I installed it on my test machine. It froze my desktop, bunch of applications wouldn't even start up with this thing installed. Shortly - a nightmare !
One word - Horror!

Advice: stay away from it if you can
The same happened to me!  I'm using XP Home Edition SP2.
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=30808.msg256742#msg256742

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Re: Good Free Firewall?
« Reply #103 on: October 23, 2007, 07:14:40 AM »
I installed on XP-Pro system and the firewall was turned on by default. Any bugs were resolved in their forum in short order. Any connectivity problems can be fixed by putting it in "learning-mode" so it accepts activities of the user. Firewall rules can be hardened from within the interface. Any issues with OA can be addresses at http://support.online-armor.com/forums/ I used Kerio 2.1.5 before, and this offers just as good of protection as it. Granted, it took 2 installs for me.

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Re: Good Free Firewall?
« Reply #104 on: October 23, 2007, 03:18:05 PM »
Sasha,
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15 minutes ago I installed it on my test machine.
Which operating system ???

Bob, it was XP. This firewall is not for Vista
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