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Offline greyowl

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Re: COMODO or ZONE ALARM FOR FIREWALL
« Reply #15 on: June 12, 2008, 09:30:55 PM »
I'm interested in PC Tools Firewall, but concerned that it rated poorly on the matousec tests.  But I don't really know much about firewalls and what is important to consider.

Do others think this is an important issue or not?
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Re: COMODO or ZONE ALARM FOR FIREWALL
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2008, 01:20:09 AM »
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Re: COMODO or ZONE ALARM FOR FIREWALL
« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2008, 01:42:02 AM »
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same here on two computers with no problems what-so-ever....

do you mean no problem for the trojans or no problem for you?

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Re: COMODO or ZONE ALARM FOR FIREWALL
« Reply #18 on: June 13, 2008, 04:21:24 AM »
It used to be a really good firewall and its user friendly interface was why (the lack of frenetic pop-ups). But with the later versions it has become more bloated and is also crippled as far as outbound protection goes (In the Program Control, configuration area, the slider will only goes as far as Medium protection). This in the hope I'm sure of getting you to buy the pro version.
If you check the Pro version, "High" in program control says the same in "Medium", so there is no real difference in ZA free for program control.

I have ZA free on one computer & ZoneAlarm Antispyware (includes the Pro FW) on the other.  I have about six months left on the free "patch Tuesday" special. :)  I don't feel any less secure with ZA free.

My computers haven't been compromised.  What else can I say? 

I'm happy with ZA free. :)
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