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Re: firewall
« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2009, 02:56:37 PM »
-= ok.. I'll go for Comodo Firewall..
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Re: firewall
« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2009, 05:31:18 PM »
Watch out, CIS Comodo Internet Security is the actual download, only install the firewall component as it comes with an AV.
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Re: firewall
« Reply #17 on: June 03, 2009, 06:27:27 PM »
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Be sure to make sure that you install the "FREE" versions, without any add-ons
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Re: firewall
« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2009, 04:16:58 AM »
-= Oops.. Comodo was a big file.. It might take a lot of time in my slow connection so I searched for other Firewalls that are smaller in size.. I found this Agnitum Outpost.. Is it good..? Does it slow down internet speed..?
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Re: firewall
« Reply #19 on: June 04, 2009, 02:50:15 PM »
I found this Agnitum Outpost.. Is it good..? Does it slow down internet speed..?[/font]
As any other firewall... it's a good one, why would it slow internet speed more than any other firewall?
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Re: firewall
« Reply #20 on: June 04, 2009, 03:37:14 PM »
-= Oops.. Comodo was a big file.. It might take a lot of time in my slow connection so I searched for other Firewalls that are smaller in size.. I found this Agnitum Outpost.. Is it good..? Does it slow down internet speed..?

Presumably you are talking about the free version of the Outpost Firewall and it is 'very' good as essentially it has all of the protection features in the Pro paid version (which I have used for over 6 years) that got it good results in this firewall test. See http://www.matousec.com/projects/firewall-challenge/results.php.
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Re: firewall
« Reply #21 on: June 04, 2009, 04:56:41 PM »
It's always good to download another third-party firewall (many good ones have been discussed on this forum already) because the built-in firewall works well for INCOMING protection, but does not do OUTGOING protection.  A third-party firewall would help prevent third-party programs from accessing the internet and other computers in case you get infected.

Try comodo firewall, or zone alarm free.  Be sure to make sure that you install the "FREE" versions, without any add-ons, or search around the forum or Google for other suggestions.

A better way is Layered Protection:

1. anti virus application active and up to date and I choose avast!
2. malware detection active and up to date and I choose Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
3. application detection active and kept up to date and I choose Windows Defender and WinPatrol
4. browser protection active and up to date with Web of Trust (WoT)

I choose not to run a software firewall as it is un-necessary:
http://www.besttechie.net/2008/08/20/malwarebytes-developer-interview <==software firewall discussion begins 8 minutes into the excellent video
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Re: firewall
« Reply #22 on: June 04, 2009, 06:09:20 PM »
Why do you keep trotting out this tosh ???
Nothing has changed outbound protection is a must and to get that you invariably need to install a third party software firewall.

I thought that you were also using the Vista Firewall Control.
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Re: firewall
« Reply #23 on: June 04, 2009, 11:07:19 PM »
I found this Agnitum Outpost.. Is it good..? Does it slow down internet speed..?[/font]
As any other firewall... it's a good one, why would it slow internet speed more than any other firewall?

Outpost Free 6.5 firewall slows my internet speed drastically!  I don't know why, we've been through this before.

The only other fw that slowed down my internet that bad was the Sunbelt fw.

I'm running OA Full on one pc & OA Free on the other with little or no slowdown. :)
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Re: firewall
« Reply #24 on: June 05, 2009, 12:19:53 AM »
Not for me it doesn't (whilst I have the Pro version the firewall function is the same) and I'm on dial-up.
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Re: firewall
« Reply #25 on: June 05, 2009, 12:41:45 AM »
Why do you keep trotting out this tosh ???
Nothing has changed outbound protection is a must and to get that you invariably need to install a third party software firewall.

I thought that you were also using the Vista Firewall Control.

Not any more.

I just sat there doing nothing.

When anything was about to be changed either Windows Defender or WinPatrol alerted me before it could be activated.
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Re: firewall
« Reply #26 on: June 05, 2009, 12:53:03 AM »
So for those that don't have windows defender and winpatrol, there would be nothing other than the outbound protection in a software firewall.

So it isn't just a simple case of you don't need a software firewall. If you haven't got one you need other applications that will hopefully alert you to changes or suspicious outbound activity.
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Re: firewall
« Reply #27 on: June 05, 2009, 01:05:36 AM »
So for those that don't have windows defender and winpatrol, there would be nothing other than the outbound protection in a software firewall.

So it isn't just a simple case of you don't need a software firewall. If you haven't got one you need other applications that will hopefully alert you to changes or suspicious outbound activity.

That is a true statement.

By the way, I update Windows Defender daily as it does not update by itself but once per week:
http://www.microsoft.com/security/portal <== current  v1.59.792.0
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Re: firewall
« Reply #28 on: June 05, 2009, 06:32:38 AM »
-= Eh..? So, I'll go for Win Defender instead..? Okay, I'll start downloading.. Thanks for all the help..
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Re: firewall
« Reply #29 on: June 05, 2009, 06:40:42 AM »
Windows Defender is not a firewall.
Don't let the OT discussion distract you. (Hard though it is.)
There are various sites around that offer a list of firewalls, some also offer reviews, (which of course are sometimes biased), one of the sites I find very useful for all sorts of security software is AndyManchester.
This one is quite useful, too. Just a couple of examples.
Popular firewalls that seem to work well with Avast include PCTools, OnlineArmour, Comodo, and of course the Windows firewall.
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