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Offline Para-Noid

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[resolved] Which firewall is best?
« on: December 02, 2010, 02:49:30 AM »
The only firewall I have came with my Windows Vista. And I want to know if that is enough or should I get something better? If I need something better which one? All my software I download from cnet.com and I like "free". Any suggestions or recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Please take note of what I have by looking at my signature. I am not much of a computer "geek" so it has to be easy to set-up and use. I am looking at Comodo and others which is best?
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Re: Which firewall is best?
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2010, 03:21:16 AM »
Hi Para-Noid :)

As you are using the Windows Vista Firewall, maybe this article from Stem is interesting for you :

http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?s=05847951125eaf73c2706dfac3892738&t=239750

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Re: Which firewall is best?
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2010, 04:31:22 AM »
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Re: Which firewall is best?
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2010, 05:47:50 AM »
Thank you Rednose for the article, which is very good.  I've done beta testing with Stem.  If you look at my Signature, I use Avast Free, but you can also use Online Armor Free and layer your protection. 

As was suggested I believe in a previous thread, I would get rid of Ad-aware and replace it with MBAM which has higher detection rates free http://www.malwarebytes.org/ (the blue button). 

The key to security is to layer your software so you are not causing conflicts or over kill.  Therefore, I suggest that you trial what ever FW software to see how you like it and how it plays with your other software; not all software play well together.
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Re: Which firewall is best?
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2010, 05:50:05 AM »
You can also try Comodo :)
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Re: Which firewall is best?
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2010, 06:02:37 AM »
Hi Para-Noid, i would suggest doing as SafeSurf has mentioned. If you dont want the full avast suite which come's with a firewall then online armor is an excellent choice, very intuitive and strong with a great hip's.

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Re: Which firewall is best?
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2010, 11:43:43 AM »
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Re: Which firewall is best?
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2010, 12:33:26 PM »
Comodo firewall is dam dam good :) You will get more than just a firewall:)
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Re: Which firewall is best?
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2010, 02:19:30 PM »
Comodo firewall is dam dam good :) You will get more than just a firewall:)
Plus a lot of problems.  ;)

For Vista Windows 7 Firewall Control works quite well:
http://www.sphinx-soft.com/Vista

Second choice would be Outpost Firewall Free
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Re: Which firewall is best?
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2010, 02:22:42 PM »
I haven't had any problem YoKenny
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Re: Which firewall is best?
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2010, 02:42:39 PM »
Comodo firewall is dam dam good :) You will get more than just a firewall:)
Plus a lot of problems.  ;)


YoKenny don't start flaming this crap about Comodo I've had enough their has been no problem in the latest v5.0, however Comodo has admit their was a minor mistake in v4.0 which has cause a lot problem in MOST computers not all of them and it all depends how the user installed Comodo correctly and the settings. The latest version hasn't cause any problems so far because Comodo had more time to resolved a lot of issued before v5.0 came out, so it okay to install Comodo ONLY the firewall package not the Comodo Internet Security package.
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Re: Which firewall is best?
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2010, 02:48:49 PM »
Thanks SpeedyPC
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Re: Which firewall is best?
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2010, 12:51:45 AM »
As a free stand alone firewall Privatefirewall is a good choice. And paid Online Armor Premium :)

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Re: Which firewall is best?
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2010, 12:31:19 AM »
I've been using Comodo firewall with Avast for over 1 year, and I am more than happy. No problems at all.
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Re: Which firewall is best?
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2010, 01:48:21 PM »
For me, I am really satisfied with avast!. ;D
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