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wsx123

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firewall suggestions
« on: February 15, 2008, 12:52:17 AM »
I'm using the latest Avast home free version and it works great on my Windows XP home computer. I was using the free Comodo firewall but the latest update gave me problems so I removed Comodo, they added many things that I did not ask for.
So I am in search of a new free firewall for my pc that coexists with Avast well. I have a Belkin wireless router that has a firewall so I mainly want one that has good outbound protection.
Please suggest!

rdmaloyjr

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Re: firewall suggestions
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2008, 02:49:57 AM »
PC Tools Firewall Plus is a full featured free firewall.  The full features aren't enabled by default, you will need to enable them.

ZoneAlarm is a user friendly free firewall.

Both work well with avast!.

wsx123

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Re: firewall suggestions
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2008, 01:45:41 PM »
Thanks for the info.

ght1

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wsx123

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Re: firewall suggestions
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2008, 07:03:38 PM »
Thanks-I can scratch Zone Alarm off the list. What about the Sunbelt personal firewall that used to be Kerio?
They have an offer to get the full paid version for $10.00.
I dropped Comodo because I don't trust them- they used to be on the other side of the firewall trying to get in.

warlock

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Re: firewall suggestions
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2008, 05:02:53 PM »
Thanks-I can scratch Zone Alarm off the list. What about the Sunbelt personal firewall that used to be Kerio?
They have an offer to get the full paid version for $10.00.
I wouldn't go for Sunbelt, it's buggy as hell and when not configured properly, it will cause serious slowdowns when combined with Avast.

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I dropped Comodo because I don't trust them- they used to be on the other side of the firewall trying to get in.
HUH?

If you really don't want to use Comodo (3.0.17 fixed a lot of problems and is not as "chatty" as earlier versions), I would recomend Online Armor.

ronnycopeh

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Re: firewall suggestions
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2008, 07:09:29 PM »
I have used comodo for some time before 3 and now its even better. I use it with avast pro, I have the pro active defense disabled and firewall set to training and all is well. Pc tools frewall plus is okay, it delayed my startup but the say the new version had addressed that.

rdmaloyjr

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Re: firewall suggestions
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2008, 08:19:12 PM »
http://www.infoworld.com/article/06/01/13/73792_03OPcringley_1.html  :-\

This has been fixed.  Please notice the date of this article:
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ZoneAlarm phones home, Apple throws Intel a bone
Does crabby columnist deserve a raise, or is he just being shellfish?

By Robert X. Cringely®
January 13, 2006

I use ZA on my desktop. PC Tools Firewall Plus on laptop.  See my sig. below.

wsx123

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Re: firewall suggestions
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2008, 08:29:57 PM »
Do you use zonealarm free or pro? I'm behind a router firewall so I'm going the free firewall route.

ronnycopeh

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Re: firewall suggestions
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2008, 08:32:34 PM »
When I replied the date said today, I guess others see the same

rdmaloyjr

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Re: firewall suggestions
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2008, 08:45:24 PM »
I would recomend Online Armor.
Online Armor froze up my computer as well as others.

rdmaloyjr

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Re: firewall suggestions
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2008, 08:48:26 PM »
Do you use zonealarm free or pro? I'm behind a router firewall so I'm going the free firewall route.
Pro, but the free version is the same with reduced features.

wsx123

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Re: firewall suggestions
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2008, 08:55:00 PM »
I only want to control outbound traffic on my desktop, and not too technical so my wife can use it also.
My laptop has Open Suse linux on it so I don't have the windows problems-
Lately I have been getting an error message that says "  Delayed write failed - c\program files\alwil software\avast 4\setup\avast.setup the data has been lost? Any idea what this means?
« Last Edit: February 16, 2008, 08:59:47 PM by wsx123 »

rdmaloyjr

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Re: firewall suggestions
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2008, 09:03:43 PM »
I only want to control outbound traffic on my desktop, and not too technical so my wife can use it also.
My laptop has linux on it so I don't have the windows problems-

Probably ZA free might be best for her, it's very user friendly.  Turn off "informational alerts" if you go with ZA, all they are is what ZA has blocked, they might confuse her.

rdmaloyjr

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Re: firewall suggestions
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2008, 09:09:04 PM »

My laptop has Open Suse linux on it so I don't have the windows problems-
Lately I have been getting an error message that says "  Delayed write failed - c\program files\alwil software\avast 4\setup\avast.setup the data has been lost? Any idea what this means?
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