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What about a build in firewall in Avast!?? Just to make the product even better?

Great idea!! Just what I need!
6 (27.3%)
Perhaps! If it works as well as other/my current firewall...
4 (18.2%)
Don't care!!
0 (0%)
No!! I would like to keep the two products apart!
12 (54.5%)

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Re:What about a build in firewall in Avast!?
« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2004, 04:28:38 AM »
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Though, I still think it would be better integrated with avast! if it was "small" enough (something like behavior blocker for instance).  
If you feel that strongly about it, the why not post it where it belongs! ;D
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Re:What about a build in firewall in Avast!?
« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2004, 05:08:00 AM »
It would be cool if Avast! could team up with a firewall company to produce Avast! Firewall Edition // what not. But honestly, I'd rather have them working alone on Anti virus, unless they want to expand their team.

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Re:What about a build in firewall in Avast!?
« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2004, 09:21:45 AM »
Program control is not really needed in a firewall. A firewall is basicly only for keeping your doors (ports) closed and nothing does it better than a hardware firewall.

Tip: If you install a firewall (hardware or software) close ALL ports and open only those who are really needed such as 80 for webpages, 21 for ftp and such. Leave ALL others closed untill you really have to open them for the system to work. And don't open udp and tcp at the same time if not needed for a port.

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Re:What about a build in firewall in Avast!?
« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2004, 01:50:09 PM »
As far as I am aware this type of program is already available as a small freeware standalone program.

DavidR,
Do you know the name of that program or a link perhaps?
Thanx.

Though, I still think it would be better integrated with avast! if it was "small" enough (something like behavior blocker for instance).  ;)

I have never sought one (I can't access broadband, so no router/firewall option), although they have been discussed here, but I don't think names were named.

They are only of use for outbound program traffic, otherwise they become a more bloated piece of firewall software.

So unless you have a hardware router with firewall properites you would still be vulnerable Or a software firewall to protect against inbount traffic, in which case the program access software is redundant.
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Re:What about a build in firewall in Avast!?
« Reply #19 on: August 04, 2004, 05:05:25 PM »
So unless you have a hardware router with firewall properites you would still be vulnerable Or a software firewall to protect against inbount traffic, in which case the program access software is redundant.

Yes I know and I have a hardware firewall. That's why I'm interested in this kind of solution.
Well, I have to start looking...  :)

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