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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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Re:Poll, What Free Firewall do you use with Avast
« Reply #90 on: June 08, 2004, 01:31:48 AM »
Well, well, long time since last login for me and a note.
That is a big plus for Avast!

About the firewall: I use ZoneAlarm and a hardware as D-link.
The hardware take care about anything that really wanna try get into my pc, the software makes sure not any programs get out without my permission.

As always I do a test at: https://grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2
only for make sure....

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Re:Poll, What Free Firewall do you use with Avast
« Reply #91 on: June 08, 2004, 02:40:42 AM »
I'm currently using Kerio 2.1.5 but I'm thinking about switching to Look 'n' Stop. It's light on resources just like Kerio 2 & it can also be run almost straight out of the box.

Just apply the Enhanced rule set & then all you'll have to do is tell LNS which apps are allowed to connect to the net as each one tries.

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Re:Poll, What Free Firewall do you use with Avast
« Reply #92 on: September 25, 2004, 11:37:03 AM »
Using the Zyxel 10 router/firewall. info
So no vote from me on free software firewalls.
« Last Edit: September 25, 2004, 11:37:44 AM by Eddy »

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Re:Poll, What Free Firewall do you use with Avast
« Reply #93 on: September 25, 2004, 03:09:29 PM »
I'm using ZA Pro so that leaves me off this pole to.
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Re:Poll, What Free Firewall do you use with Avast
« Reply #94 on: September 26, 2004, 09:31:32 PM »
I used Sygate, Zone Alarm, Primedius, Kerio and, now, Outpost with avast! without problems... ;D
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Re:Poll, What Free Firewall do you use with Avast
« Reply #95 on: September 26, 2004, 10:12:33 PM »
Hi All, I like zone alarm pro, but when updating avast I must shut it down or it errors...

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Re:Poll, What Free Firewall do you use with Avast
« Reply #96 on: September 26, 2004, 10:53:48 PM »
Hi All, I like zone alarm pro, but when updating avast I must shut it down or it errors...

It's ok ;)
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Re:Poll, What Free Firewall do you use with Avast
« Reply #97 on: September 26, 2004, 11:49:46 PM »
morty88
Welcome to the Forums.
What error????   I use ZA Pro and there arent any errors and I never shut down ZA or Avast!


joanlui
What do you mean it's ok???   It's not ok.
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Re:Poll, What Free Firewall do you use with Avast
« Reply #98 on: September 27, 2004, 04:45:56 AM »
I'm using Windows XP SP2 own built-in Windows Firewall...

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Re:Poll, What Free Firewall do you use with Avast
« Reply #99 on: September 27, 2004, 08:01:09 AM »
good morning everybody.Personaly i run with look'n stop lite.No problem.And my protection is ok with all the tests on line .Bye

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Re:Poll, What Free Firewall do you use with Avast
« Reply #100 on: September 27, 2004, 09:07:40 AM »
Hello everone, I use sygate personal firewall and it works well with all my programs  :)
I dont like Sygates updates though they're 5mbs big  :(
I might give Zone alarm free a go  :-\  :)


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Re:Poll, What Free Firewall do you use with Avast
« Reply #101 on: September 27, 2004, 02:47:17 PM »
I'm using Windows XP SP2 own built-in Windows Firewall...
Remember, the Windows Firewall only protects inbound traffic. It does nothing outbound.
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Re:Poll, What Free Firewall do you use with Avast
« Reply #102 on: September 27, 2004, 06:34:11 PM »
I am having a NAT firewall in my router + firewall from SP2 enabled.
Otherwise my system is protected against spyware,...

Software firewalls are generally speaking useless when you have a hardware firewall enabled...only waste of resources,...

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Re:Poll, What Free Firewall do you use with Avast
« Reply #103 on: September 27, 2004, 09:45:48 PM »
I am having a NAT firewall in my router + firewall from SP2 enabled.
Otherwise my system is protected against spyware,...

Software firewalls are generally speaking useless when you have a hardware firewall enabled...only waste of resources,...

So what stops outbound connections, xp sp2's firewall only stops inbound connections (not outbound), most hardware firewalls, again only stop inbound connections (there are some exceptions).

In this case a software firewall is hardly useless, as it would appear to be the only thing that would cover outbound traffic.

So it would not be reasonable to assume if you block inbound traffic you won't have outbound traffic. Nothing is 100% so it may be possible to get in, what's stopping it calling home ???
« Last Edit: September 27, 2004, 09:49:04 PM by DavidR »
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Re:Poll, What Free Firewall do you use with Avast
« Reply #104 on: September 28, 2004, 05:54:36 PM »
So it would not be reasonable to assume if you block inbound traffic you won't have outbound traffic.

I think it won't be a reasonable thought... You should block both traffic...  ;)
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