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Re: Privatefirewall is now free
« Reply #30 on: August 03, 2009, 04:35:57 PM »
Outbound protection : does it mean that my pc data won't go out to another pc/server unless get my permission ?
the only problem is how u give your permission...

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Re: Privatefirewall is now free
« Reply #31 on: August 03, 2009, 04:50:02 PM »
outbound protection means that no request can go out from your PC unless it's been been explicitly requested and allowed by you (ie the programs you've allowed to,their limits etc...) and nothing else...like a trojan. That's the main purpose, how you control what your programs do when they connect, if you asked them to connect, or if an "accidentally" downloaded intruder is attempting to connect using hundreds of possible means. That's where your firewall outbound protection does its job, depending on how you've tweaked the interface (rules).

 Now fortunately firewalls have modes doing much of that on their own, like being able to recognize the applications, and detect if something's wrong: predefined policies and rules, that can still be tweaked, are your friends.
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Re: Privatefirewall is now free
« Reply #32 on: August 03, 2009, 05:00:02 PM »
Also when u see "2 Ways" its mean Inbound and Outbound. So its recommanded now a day. XP Firewall got only Inbound which is not enought. ;)

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Re: Privatefirewall is now free
« Reply #33 on: August 03, 2009, 05:09:06 PM »
... ? Mean ? If you use the XP Firewall i can recommand to you to watch the list of the firewall at matousec. http://www.matousec.com/projects/proactive-security-challenge/results.php So you can choice the one that you feel great for you.

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Re: Privatefirewall is now free
« Reply #34 on: August 03, 2009, 05:10:25 PM »
... ? Mean ? If you use the XP Firewall i can recommand to you to watch the list of the firewall at matousec. http://www.matousec.com/projects/proactive-security-challenge/results.php So you can choice the one that you feel great for you.

confirming, that site became the best possible reference for firewall testing out there  ;)
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Re: Privatefirewall is now free
« Reply #35 on: August 03, 2009, 05:12:07 PM »
For me its alway been the best firewall testing. ;D But im still happy with my current windows vista firewall so if i want help for another 1 i will sure to visit this website ;D

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Re: Privatefirewall is now free
« Reply #36 on: August 03, 2009, 05:19:45 PM »
... ? Mean ? If you use the XP Firewall i can recommand to you to watch the list of the firewall at matousec. http://www.matousec.com/projects/proactive-security-challenge/results.php So you can choice the one that you feel great for you.
no.. i use comodo firewall...

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Re: Privatefirewall is now free
« Reply #37 on: August 03, 2009, 05:24:32 PM »
Ok that a 2 Ways. Good. But i hope you read here http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=46737.0 No for make you mad or Comodo mad but well they did bad thing and we are no responsible of it. We are here to say the truth no the false. I also dont wanna lose them so reputation so they shouldnt blame me if they did this nasty thing. Well its not my problem. All know it now i think. ;)

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Re: Privatefirewall is now free
« Reply #38 on: August 03, 2009, 05:31:29 PM »
not doin their job, according to the link...

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Re: Privatefirewall is now free
« Reply #39 on: August 03, 2009, 05:33:02 PM »
Well its talk about them so its talk about their product.

Edit : Gotta go bye. Im playing with my game now :D

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Re: Privatefirewall is now free
« Reply #40 on: August 03, 2009, 05:34:40 PM »
well...if they get any worse, I'm changing firewall...

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Re: Privatefirewall is now free
« Reply #41 on: August 03, 2009, 05:40:28 PM »
Ok that a 2 Ways. Good. But i hope you read here http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=46737.0 No for make you mad or Comodo mad but well they did bad thing and we are no responsible of it. We are here to say the truth no the false. I also dont wanna lose them so reputation so they shouldnt blame me if they did this nasty thing. Well its not my problem. All know it now i think. ;)

who cares  ::) just learn how to use what's good in Comodo products and leave the rest, period.
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Re: Privatefirewall is now free
« Reply #42 on: August 03, 2009, 10:14:05 PM »
This thread is about Privatefirewall NOT Comodo.  :P
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Re: Privatefirewall is now free
« Reply #43 on: August 03, 2009, 10:28:00 PM »
This thread is about Privatefirewall NOT Comodo.  :P

lol that's right, I admit I almost forgot about it  ;D
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Re: Privatefirewall is now free
« Reply #44 on: August 03, 2009, 11:38:08 PM »
just one thing about Shields Up (grc): the result you get there depend at 99,9% on your router and its settings. Not much to do with your Windows based firewall. I had some fun once on Comodo forums about that with another member happily reporting his Shields Up results everytime a new beta version of Comodo version was out...LOL this was aboslutely irrelevant. Easy to prove  ;D; deactivate your Windows based firewall, assuming you got a router Firewall running, and run the test again. If your router FW is a good one (which is often the case, already with default settings), all your ports are already stealth. Now try the contrary, with any software firewall, and see how "easy" it is to get the same results  ;D
 
 Your best firewall, concerning how well your ports are protected from online attacks/intrusions is your router's firewall, that's a fact. I just did the test again a minute ago, with CIS firewall on, and then off, and got the same results in both cases:

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Your system has achieved a perfect "TruStealth" rating. Not a single packet — solicited or otherwise — was received from your system as a result of our security probing tests. Your system ignored and refused to reply to repeated Pings (ICMP Echo Requests). From the standpoint of the passing probes of any hacker, this machine does not exist on the Internet. Some questionable personal security systems expose their users by attempting to "counter-probe the prober", thus revealing themselves. But your system wisely remained silent in every way. Very nice.

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Hi, usually it's best to put the router in dmz mode if you want to test a software firewall's packet filtering ability.  :)
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