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Best Firewall (from all Angles?) with Avast AV Free...
« on: July 05, 2011, 10:01:02 PM »
I wonder if anyone's used different firewalls with Avast AV Free to check which one is the best?

Names I have in my mind are:

.Zone Alarm Free
.Outpost Security Suite Free
.Online Armor Free
.Comodo Free
.Windows 7 Built-in Firewall

Any views are welcome... thanks!

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Re: Best Firewall (from all Angles?) with Avast AV Free...
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2011, 10:19:17 PM »
Best is subjective as it has to meet your needs and that will differ from user to user.
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Re: Best Firewall (from all Angles?) with Avast AV Free...
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2011, 11:23:11 PM »
I wonder if anyone's used different firewalls with Avast AV Free to check which one is the best?

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Re: Best Firewall (from all Angles?) with Avast AV Free...
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2011, 01:36:16 AM »
Windows 7 Firewall (Custom Rule)

Third party : Privatefirewall

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Re: Best Firewall (from all Angles?) with Avast AV Free...
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2011, 03:55:16 AM »
The best things in life are free.

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Re: Best Firewall (from all Angles?) with Avast AV Free...
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2011, 04:07:37 AM »
My favorite in an order is

Private Firewall
Online Armor
Comodo
Outpost

I would of gone with Online Armor as my top choice but it wasnt compatible with a program on my system, and ive never gotten Comodo to score high on the Leak Test from them even with suggested settings to pass it.

Outpost Seemed a bit heavier than i wanted as i game on my laptop and like to use as little of resources as possible.

Private firewall did well in all that i tested. Ram usage was less than others, and it got better scores than Comodo and Outpost did in Leak Tests.

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Re: Best Firewall (from all Angles?) with Avast AV Free...
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2011, 03:37:09 AM »
I have used Online Armor
and now running Outpost Pro
latest release and both of them
run as smooth as a well oiled machine
compliment each other very nicely..no complaints at all ;)

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Re: Best Firewall (from all Angles?) with Avast AV Free...
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2011, 01:56:23 PM »
I'm taking FortKnox fw for a test drive.

http://license.netgate.sk/free_pl.php

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Re: Best Firewall (from all Angles?) with Avast AV Free...
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2011, 02:03:19 PM »
I'm taking FortKnox fw for a test drive.

Did you finally drop ZA..?? ;D
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Re: Best Firewall (from all Angles?) with Avast AV Free...
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2011, 02:14:19 PM »
No.

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I'm taking FortKnox fw for a test drive.

FortKnox does have a cool tray icon. ;D

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Re: Best Firewall (from all Angles?) with Avast AV Free...
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2011, 02:20:21 PM »
I'm taking FortKnox fw for a test drive.

Did you finally drop ZA..?? ;D

Asyn.........rdmaloyjr is doing way to much little chicken indian rain dance with ZA ;D and the trouble is he can't lay an egg cause it to hard to try it while standing up at the same time ;)
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Re: Best Firewall (from all Angles?) with Avast AV Free...
« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2011, 02:22:22 PM »
Asyn.........rdmaloyjr is doing way to much little chicken indian rain dance with ZA ;D and the trouble is he can't lay an egg cause it to hard to try it while standing up at the same time ;)

ROFL ;D
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Re: Best Firewall (from all Angles?) with Avast AV Free...
« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2011, 02:24:03 PM »
lol  ;D ;D ;D