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glcalahan

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Avast Pro 4.8 and Firewall
« on: July 25, 2009, 08:54:30 PM »
Hello,

I am a trial user and getting ready to purchase Home Pro 4.8 and was wondering if there is a need for a separate Firewall. I have in the past used Norton with a Firewall and Panda (I think) that had a Firewall. 

I see there is none with the Avast Pro 4.8,  should I consider a separate Firewall??  If so, any recommendations??

GC

BTW, I live on a sailboat and use wireless to the marina server.

Mr.Agent

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Re: Avast Pro 4.8 and Firewall
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2009, 11:51:35 PM »
http://blog.avast.com/2009/07/20/avast-5-is-coming-soon/

See there. Avast! 5 Home/Pro wont got firewall but Avast! 5 Security Center will do with anti-spam also.

tls

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Re: Avast Pro 4.8 and Firewall
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2009, 03:08:36 AM »
Welcome to the forums!

You might want to look into one of these firewalls (links below):

Outpost Firewall Free 2009

PC Tools Firewall Plus (free)

These are two I have used without problems (on several computers, with XP Pro and XP Home).  A forum search of "firewall" will yield quite a lot of information and a number of discussions--more firewalls which you might find more suitable, pros and cons of different firewalls, firewalls used by different avast users with various operating systems, etc.

I hope this helps. 

rdmaloyjr

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Re: Avast Pro 4.8 and Firewall
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2009, 03:33:19 AM »
I recommend Online Armor Free or ZoneAlarm Free firewalls.

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Re: Avast Pro 4.8 and Firewall
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2009, 05:21:32 AM »
Don't forget as part of uninstalling Norton to run the removal tool.
I use PCTools firewall. Seems easy and straightforward.
Have used Comodo in the past, find it a bit "involved".
Online Armour has a good rep. Includes a HIPS.
If you get Avast 4.8 por now, it should be a direct transfer to version 5 when it comes out, and a slight extra payment for the inclusion of the new Avast firewall.
Windows 10,Windows Firewall,Firefox w/Adblock.

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Re: Avast Pro 4.8 and Firewall
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2009, 11:21:15 AM »
If you are interested in a leaktest-comparison you should take a look at [urlhttp://www.matousec.com/]Matousec[/url].

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