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Re: Firewall rules.. auto- decide or not?
« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2010, 10:41:52 PM »
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Re: Firewall rules.. auto- decide or not?
« Reply #16 on: May 18, 2010, 11:19:26 PM »
well if a firewall allows it in without asking then that is a problem huh?
proof that AIS blocks this attempt??

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Re: Firewall rules.. auto- decide or not?
« Reply #17 on: May 18, 2010, 11:37:01 PM »
well if a firewall allows it in without asking then that is a problem huh?
proof that AIS blocks this attempt??

Allows what? GRC pointless tests? Eh... we seriously need some firewall testing, beyond Matousec's crap and GRC's "stealth" nonsense.  :-\

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Re: Firewall rules.. auto- decide or not?
« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2010, 06:34:55 AM »
Cool  ;D
Still worried how leaky AIS Firewall is.
Anyone seen any test results on how AIS (Firewall) ranks compared to other ISS i.e. Norton,Kaspersky,Eset,GData, etc.
I have seen a few reviews but it leaves me with doubts.
Have been using Comodo Firewall along with Avast 5 AV.
Comodo Firewall is excellent but get tired of pop-ups ..seems forgetful of rule settings.

Here is a nice review:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2358469,00.asp Firewall review starts halfway down the page
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2358471,00.asp Scroll down to see rating (4.5/5)

Other Firewalls:
Avira (2.5/5) http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2362248,00.asp
Mcafee (3.5/5) http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2358913,00.asp
PC Tools (3/5) http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2356102,00.asp
Norton (5/5) http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2352816,00.asp
Kaspersky (4.5/5) http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2351580,00.asp
ESET (3/5) http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2343658,00.asp
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Re: Firewall rules.. auto- decide or not?
« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2010, 07:39:15 PM »
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Re: Firewall rules.. auto- decide or not?
« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2010, 05:20:50 PM »


Here is a nice review:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2358469,00.asp Firewall review starts halfway down the page
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2358471,00.asp Scroll down to see rating (4.5/5)

Other Firewalls:
Avira (2.5/5) http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2362248,00.asp
Mcafee (3.5/5) http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2358913,00.asp
PC Tools (3/5) http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2356102,00.asp
Norton (5/5) http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2352816,00.asp
Kaspersky (4.5/5) http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2351580,00.asp
ESET (3/5) http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2343658,00.asp

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Yes I read that PCmag review a while back and what got me worrying about AIS firewalls effectiveness, was this quote in that same review.
"I tested the firewall's ability to detect suspicious activity using a collection of leak-test utilities. These programs demonstrate techniques that actual malware uses to sneak past simple program control—techniques like injecting code into trusted programs, or remotely controlling them. The anti-malware component did block a few of these samples, but all of the rest managed to perform their sneaky tricks without a peep out of the avast! firewall. "

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Re: Firewall rules.. auto- decide or not?
« Reply #21 on: May 21, 2010, 05:45:31 PM »
smoaky, read what I've posted on #19 about leak tests.
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Re: Firewall rules.. auto- decide or not?
« Reply #22 on: May 22, 2010, 09:13:09 PM »
Yes I read that PCmag review a while back and what got me worrying about AIS firewalls effectiveness, was this quote in that same review.
"I tested the firewall's ability to detect suspicious activity using a collection of leak-test utilities. These programs demonstrate techniques that actual malware uses to sneak past simple program control—techniques like injecting code into trusted programs, or remotely controlling them. The anti-malware component did block a few of these samples, but all of the rest managed to perform their sneaky tricks without a peep out of the avast! firewall. "

smoaky, If you continue reading, the paragraph under that quote says:
Quote from: Neil J. Rubenking, PCMAG
My ALWIL contacts explained that since there's no malicious payload in the leak test programs there's no reason for avast! to block their behavior. That makes sense. Norton Internet Security 2010 and Panda Internet Security 2010 work in just the same way.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2358469,00.asp
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