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What Free Firewall do you use with Avast?

Zone Alarm
59 (45.4%)
Sygate
31 (23.8%)
Outpost
19 (14.6%)
Tiny
2 (1.5%)
Primedius
0 (0%)
GoldTach
0 (0%)
Look and Stop
2 (1.5%)
Kerio
17 (13.1%)

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Offline mollyman

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Re:Poll, What Free Firewall do you use with Avast
« Reply #105 on: September 30, 2004, 02:26:57 PM »
Hi ppl,l'm using kerio 4.1.1 and have no problems :)

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Re:Poll, What Free Firewall do you use with Avast
« Reply #106 on: October 01, 2004, 09:39:19 AM »
Well, I have been using Zonealarm, but from seeing the forum discussions , I shall certainly be testing Outpost with a view to switching

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Re:Poll, What Free Firewall do you use with Avast
« Reply #107 on: October 01, 2004, 08:24:46 PM »
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Welcome to the Forums.
Why would you want to switch? Are you having a problem with ZA?
It's working like a charm on my puter. ;D
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Re:Poll, What Free Firewall do you use with Avast
« Reply #108 on: October 02, 2004, 06:48:17 PM »
The best one for Advance User is Tiny Personal Firewall..
With multiple level spawning prowses.. And checksum check...

Even i didnt use Antivirus.. I am feel safe, with this firewall  :D

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Re:Poll, What Free Firewall do you use with Avast
« Reply #109 on: October 02, 2004, 07:29:01 PM »
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You need a lot more than just a firewall to keep you safe on the net.
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Re:Poll, What Free Firewall do you use with Avast
« Reply #110 on: October 02, 2004, 08:38:50 PM »
The best one for Advance User is Tiny Personal Firewall..
With multiple level spawning prowses.. And checksum check...

Even i didnt use Antivirus.. I am feel safe, with this firewall  :D

As Bob said you need more than simply a software FireWall. they are not infallible, generally they keep out malicious/harmful content that has not been initiated by the user.

Much of the, malware/trojans/spyware/adware/hijacks,  that finds its-self on your computer (passed your firewall) has probably been as a result of deceiving the user to inadvertently click on a link/download a piece of software (with a hidden payload, p2p, etc.), this is allowed to pass as it is done/initiated by the user.

Don't just rely on one level of defence, you have to have defence in depth.
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Re:Poll, What Free Firewall do you use with Avast
« Reply #111 on: October 02, 2004, 10:17:12 PM »
Hello!

Ive been using a hardware NAT firewall for 3 years + anti virus software and I have never had any problems.

I always keep windows up to date as with any antivirus software i use.

more recently I have started to use spybot search n destroy and check for spyware frequently. Nothing so far.

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Re:Poll, What Free Firewall do you use with Avast
« Reply #112 on: October 03, 2004, 01:46:35 AM »
Hardware firewall (router) is great protection, but you have to understand that hardware firewalls only blocks inbound intrusions, while most software firewalls block inbound and outbound. Best protection you can have is to use both, hardware and software firewalls... of course accompanied by avast! antivirus.

I'm running my hardware router/firewall D-Link DI-604 Revision E (latest firmware which is v3.39), as a software one, my choice is Agnitum Outpost, but of course, you can't go wrong by choosing ZoneAlarm or Sygate. Normaly, avast! is always here.  ;D

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Re:Poll, What Free Firewall do you use with Avast
« Reply #113 on: October 03, 2004, 03:35:54 AM »
Dave, you're right. Need more than one simply firewall.. And those program will do better with Avast. Also the important thing is: OS themselves... Wanna more safe? Dont use "Microsoft"  ;D

Ups sorry, except you do the "daily" windows update (patch)  ;D

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Re:Poll, What Free Firewall do you use with Avast
« Reply #114 on: October 03, 2004, 03:48:47 AM »
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Wanna more safe? Dont use "Microsoft"

Well, I wouldn't be so sure about that... but, as always, different strokes for different folks.
« Last Edit: October 03, 2004, 03:53:44 AM by S.Z.C »

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Re:Poll, What Free Firewall do you use with Avast
« Reply #115 on: October 03, 2004, 11:13:15 AM »
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Wanna more safe? Dont use "Microsoft"

I would tend to agree with that, in my opinon Linux is the safest (i still use microsoft though), just for the main reason that its open source software, thats why i use FireFox.

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Re:Poll, What Free Firewall do you use with Avast
« Reply #116 on: October 03, 2004, 02:42:36 PM »
lee,
You make it sound as thou anything that's open source is impervious to attack and we all know that's not true. If open source where as popular as MS, then it would probably suffer the same problems as Windows.
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Re:Poll, What Free Firewall do you use with Avast
« Reply #117 on: October 03, 2004, 03:41:36 PM »
Lee16, open source doesn't mean security at all. Totaly has nothing to do with security. It's even more vulnerable.. one day someone, very clever could write some code, add-on or something third... maybe he could "accidentally" leave some holes in his code, so anyone could break into system using those holes... maybe, that's what was his intention in the first place.

Just tell me, when was the last time you personaly had any troubles with Windows security... I know, I know, everyone is takling about those BullS., but be objective and tell us when was the last (or first) time when someone broke into your system ?

Linux ? I don't need something that doesn't support hundreds of useful programs... thanks, but no thanks.

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Re:Poll, What Free Firewall do you use with Avast
« Reply #118 on: October 03, 2004, 05:29:03 PM »
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Wanna more safe? Dont use "Microsoft"

I would tend to agree with that, in my opinon Linux is the safest (i still use microsoft though), just for the main reason that its open source software, thats why i use FireFox.

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1. I assume that you are using Linux, or some other flavour of *nix then (I doubt it) since you feel its safest (and open source).

2. Firefox still suffers from vulnerabilities, just because it's open source doesn't make it more secure.

I think you need to do some more reading. All software suffers to some degree or another.

Open source usually suffer when it comes to programming costs/manpower, so development may take longer and since it's free you can hardly go bleating about it being cr*p. Since the code is open source, it is available to these virus writers, script kiddies, etc. seeking vulnerabilities to exploit.

Most people assume it is more secure simply because it's open source (and less popular, so not worth the effort) and that assumption is not based on fact, so you can't make that kind of sweeping statement.
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Re:Poll, What Free Firewall do you use with Avast
« Reply #119 on: October 03, 2004, 08:45:01 PM »
I agree with David...
About Linux, well, I have it on one of my partitions. It's light, beutifull, fast but 'complicated'. We all born in Windows environment in one form or another... Start learning all from the beggining is not the best thing you want. The user should 'strugle' just to install a program, to read a CD or floppy because you need to 'mount' the drivers and so on.
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