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Re: Privatefirewall is now free
« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2009, 08:05:31 PM »
I never used another software firewall only Windows because i trust more it than the other. So im happy with my current firewall and its sound bad like bob he said. So i wont take chance ill keep my current protection for sure.

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Re: Privatefirewall is now free
« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2009, 10:23:20 PM »
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So im happy with my current firewall and its sound bad like bob he said.
Please don't bypass trying this excellent product just because it didn't work out on my system.
Consider all of the security software I already have running in the background.
I'm sure the reason PrivateFirewall didn't work for me is my fault. Not the fault of the software.  :)
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Re: Privatefirewall is now free
« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2009, 11:04:40 PM »
The Webroot fw is a version of Privatefirewall.  I tried the Webroot fw when it became free and I didn't like it.

I'm happy with Online Armor, I see no reason trying another fw, at least until I can try the avast! Personal Firewall. ;)
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Re: Privatefirewall is now free
« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2009, 11:23:46 PM »
first time I hear there will be an Avast fw...anywhere I can get more info about the project?

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Re: Privatefirewall is now free
« Reply #19 on: August 01, 2009, 01:15:43 AM »
first time I hear there will be an Avast fw...anywhere I can get more info about the project?
http://blog.avast.com/2009/07/20/avast-5-is-coming-soon/
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Re: Privatefirewall is now free
« Reply #20 on: August 01, 2009, 01:19:00 AM »
first time I hear there will be an Avast fw...anywhere I can get more info about the project?
http://blog.avast.com/2009/07/20/avast-5-is-coming-soon/


oh yeah, I knew that page, just forgot that a firewall tab appeared on one of the shots. Thanks anyway  ;)

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Re: Privatefirewall is now free
« Reply #21 on: August 01, 2009, 03:44:31 AM »
first time I hear there will be an Avast fw...anywhere I can get more info about the project?
http://blog.avast.com/2009/07/20/avast-5-is-coming-soon/


oh yeah, I knew that page, just forgot that a firewall tab appeared on one of the shots. Thanks anyway  ;)
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Re: Privatefirewall is now free
« Reply #22 on: August 01, 2009, 05:17:13 PM »
The whole point of a firewall is to effectively stealth your system from outside, all good firewalls do that as a matter of course rather than as an option.

Visit grc.com and look for shields up and that tests your firewalls ability to stealth it from view.
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Re: Privatefirewall is now free
« Reply #23 on: August 01, 2009, 07:27:46 PM »
You're welcome.
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Re: Privatefirewall is now free
« Reply #24 on: August 02, 2009, 07:48:45 PM »
The only firewall ill try will be Avast! Firewall (The trial and if i like it ill buy it when i will got the money for it) Also my current 1 is the Vista Firewall and im happy with it. :)

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Re: Privatefirewall is now free
« Reply #25 on: August 03, 2009, 12:16:54 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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Re: Privatefirewall is now free
« Reply #26 on: August 03, 2009, 12:33:24 PM »
Does it mean that actually if the router firewall is good enough then all Window-firewall no matter what brand is also a junk ?  :o

Luckily I do not spend on firewall.  ;D

no it doesn't mean that. A Windows based software firewall does many tasks that your router fw won't do, unless you're ready to spend hours trying to configure it. It's not just about ports  ;)

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Re: Privatefirewall is now free
« Reply #27 on: August 03, 2009, 01:06:31 PM »
@Conogo
Please view the excellent video by BestTechie with Bruce Harrison who is a developer at Malwarebytes – the company who created Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware:
Malwarebytes Developer Interview
http://www.besttechie.net/2008/08/20/malwarebytes-developer-interview <== software firewalls are discussed starting about 8 minutes into the video

If you must have a firewall on XP then PC tools or Outpost are good and Vista has a built in firewall that can be controled with Vista Firewall Control by SphinxSoftware.

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Re: Privatefirewall is now free
« Reply #28 on: August 03, 2009, 04:11:59 PM »
Well the default Vista Firewall got outbound protection also dont worry Yokenny i did see it.

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Re: Privatefirewall is now free
« Reply #29 on: August 03, 2009, 04:23:22 PM »
Basically, that's correct. :)
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