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Offline tangledwebster

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Firewall offered by Avast?
« on: July 14, 2004, 06:57:26 AM »
Does Avast offer a firewall...?

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Re:Firewall offered by Avast?
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2004, 07:02:58 AM »
First let me say welcome to the forum. To answer your question no avast doesn't offer a firewall. if your are looking for a firewall I would suggest either zone alarm or sygate personal as they are both free. I hope this helps.
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Re:Firewall offered by Avast?
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2004, 12:48:58 PM »
maybe outpost or kerio too ;)
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Re:Firewall offered by Avast?
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2004, 01:29:18 PM »
Thanx for your prompt replies...

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Re:Firewall offered by Avast?
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2004, 10:04:18 AM »
kerio and sygate, ultimate set up, lol. . . . my friends brother is a hacker and he says that kerio is one of the hardest to get passed
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Re:Firewall offered by Avast?
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2004, 06:04:51 PM »
Well kerio is the one which lets the ports open,so i don't trust it. ZoneAlarm is the toughest,but consumes lots of resources. Sygate is also a good one.
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Re:Firewall offered by Avast?
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2004, 06:59:08 PM »
I like Outpost but I'm not an expert on firewalls!!!!!!
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Re:Firewall offered by Avast?
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2004, 07:10:49 PM »
Here is that old nagger  ;) Well someone has to do it :D

1) Freeware firewalls like ZoneAlarm, Kerio, Sygate are not bad, but you get what you paid for.
2) Real hackers don't tell they are, so your friend ain't one. (trust me I know)
3) Best firewall is still a hardware firewall. For about 40 you can get a router with build in hardware firewall. That still is the best protection you can get. And lets face it, you buy a computer for about 600, if you buy all software you want to use (not speaking of the freeware ones ofcourse) you will need at least another 600 before you have some decent progs. So what is 40 for a router/firewall and secure your system a lot more?!
4) Don't forget that viruses, spyware, adware, malware, trojans and such are different things and that there is NO WAY that one single application/security messure can deal with them all.

For a some more information about security you may want to have a look at http://v1ru5help.org/phpBB2/index.php and read the things I posted there about this subject.

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TIP2: Whatever firewall you choose to use. Close ALL ports and open only those who are really needed, don't make the mistake to do it the other way around.
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Re:Firewall offered by Avast?
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2004, 07:44:01 PM »
Hi RejZor,

Well kerio is the one which lets the ports open,

again:

Kerio has problems wih Stealthing ports and its somehow very unreliable.

Hi RejZoR,

could you please elaborate this, and maybe give some examples/links ?

P.S.: Stealthing is not everything..


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Re:Firewall offered by Avast?
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2004, 11:57:55 PM »
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Freeware firewalls like ZoneAlarm, Kerio, Sygate are not bad, but you get what you paid for

They provide adequate protection. But have holes.


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Real hackers don't tell they are, so your friend ain't one. (trust me I know)

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Best firewall is still a hardware firewall

You still need a software firewall with it for email protection and application authentication, i like to use a hardware firewall with sygate, it seems good enough.

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Re:Firewall offered by Avast?
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2004, 05:40:54 AM »
Any type of good protection is better than "none" at all. Both software and hardware firewalls have there good points. Protection of your pc is the "name of the game" in todays times. 8)

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Re:Firewall offered by Avast?
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2004, 05:40:50 AM »
I'd like to retract my post and say that I'm back to using Zone Alarm. The latest version 5.0.590.043 is working like a charm on my system.
Only one thing I don't like, it's not recognizing Avast as an AV program.
Have asked why but havent gotten any answer back. Probably wouln't either. Have to remember, I'm not dealing with Avast! :)
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Re:Firewall offered by Avast?
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2004, 06:10:09 AM »
I'd like to retract my post and say that I'm back to using Zone Alarm. The latest version 5.0.590.043 is working like a charm on my system.
Only one thing I don't like, it's not recognizing Avast as an AV program.
Have asked why but havent gotten any answer back. Probably wouln't either. Have to remember, I'm not dealing with Avast! :)

Bob,

Be very careful please run SheildsUP to check all the port to pass the test, when I install Zone Alarm Pro. The latest version 5.0.590.043 port 1024 fail the test.

I'll bet you are having the same problem as Port 1024, if I were you would recommand you go back to version v4.5.590.0.0 before v5.0 came out.

Until Zone Alarm has double checked and fixed, their has been a lot problem with 5.0.590.043 at the Zone Zlarm forum website.

I don't have any problem once so ever with v4.5.590.0.0.
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Re:Firewall offered by Avast?
« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2004, 11:39:33 AM »
Thanks SpeedyPC
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Be very careful please run SheildsUP to check all the port to pass the test, when I install Zone Alarm Pro. The latest version 5.0.590.043 port 1024 fail the test.
Unfortunately, that's all greek to me. Firewalls aren't my strong suite.
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Re:Firewall offered by Avast?
« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2004, 12:07:11 PM »
There are basicly programs and websites out there that check the security of your pc/firewall, SheildsUp is one and can be found here http://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?rh1dkyd2 , (i pass it 100%) go to the bottom of that page and select what you want to check, i.e Common Ports.
Also http://scan.sygate.com/ is another good one to check, but i don't 100% pass this one.

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