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The Best FireWall?!
« on: 18. May 2007., 21:32:23 »
Dear SCF Members,

in this Topic I would like to open discussion about The Best FireWall Solutions.


Right now I'm using McAfee Desktop FireWall 8.5 (old, but very good version :thumbsup: ).
Before McAfee FW I was use ZonaAlarm FW which is also excellent (probably The Best one) but because incompatibility with my AntiVirus (McAfee ViruScan Enterprise 8.5) I was uninstall them.  :(  

More about ZonaAlarm: http://scforum.info/index.php/topic,26.0.html


Now, please share with other SCF Members yours experiences, recommendations...?!


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The Best FireWall?!
« on: 18. May 2007., 21:32:23 »




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Re: Recommend Firewall to SCForum Visitors
« Reply #1 on: 15. November 2007., 11:06:42 »
I was a long time user of Zone Alarm Security Suite, but could not find a suitable Vista copy.  I recently purchased a license for Bit Defender Internet Security Suite 2008 and find it very good, and not too much of a resource hog.  There is little if any drag created on start up, and it seems to work quite similar to ZA inasmuch as pop ups about setting new rules.  I am satisfied as at this point in time.

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Re: Recommend Firewall to SCForum Visitors
« Reply #2 on: 02. January 2008., 10:56:21 »
Instead of relying on individual experiences alone, lets see the hard facts. And the facts say that the best free firewall is Online Armor while the best paid firewall is Outpost.

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Re: Recommend Firewall to SCForum Visitors
« Reply #3 on: 05. March 2009., 15:59:38 »
I'm currently Using Kaspersky Internet security, when the licence expires, I will switch back to Avira free antivirus and COMODO Firewall, I think COMODO and Zone Alarm are very close, but I feel COMODO is lighter.

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Re: Recommend Firewall to SCForum Visitors
« Reply #4 on: 05. March 2009., 16:28:51 »

I wasn't yet try KIS 2009 & Kaspersky Firewall?

How much resource (CPU) it use?

By the way, recently I was uninstall ZA because incompatibility with McAfee VSE.

Now I'm sticked with some old version of McAfee Desktop Firewall 8.5...  :thumbsup:




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Re: Recommend Firewall to SCForum Visitors
« Reply #5 on: 05. March 2009., 20:21:25 »
I use the Vipre Firewall as my Firewall, back then i use ZA but it slows down my system. Up to now i'm still looking for a better firewall. any suggestions.

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Re: Recommend Firewall to SCForum Visitors
« Reply #6 on: 06. March 2009., 07:21:46 »
I would recommend McAfee Firewall. It has the ability to block specific ports.

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Re: Recommend Firewall to SCForum Visitors
« Reply #7 on: 06. March 2009., 16:09:22 »
I use the Vipre Firewall as my Firewall, back then i use ZA but it slows down my system. Up to now i'm still looking for a better firewall. any suggestions.

I would recommend McAfee Firewall. It has the ability to block specific ports.


I will also suggest McAfee, but Members also often talk about Comodo?

So think about this two solution.





 

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Re: Recommend Firewall to SCForum Visitors
« Reply #8 on: 06. March 2009., 16:26:22 »

I wasn't yet try KIS 2009 & Kaspersky Firewall?

How much resource (CPU) it use?

By the way, recently I was uninstall ZA because incompatibility with McAfee VSE.

Now I'm sticked with some old version of McAfee Desktop Firewall 8.5...  :thumbsup:


Did you try the COMODO ? You'll see it doesn't differ that much function wise from the ZA.

About the KIS2009; in normal conditions ( Not performing on-demand scan ) the CPU usage in task manager reported 0 mostly, the memory meter reported about 20 MB, I did a Full scan then the meters started jumping ! anyway; it showed a maximum of 95% CPU ( the average was about 20% ) and a maximum of about 150MB of memory on task manager ( average about 50 MB ), of course these aren't accurate numbers, just approximations a made after running the full scan for about 5 minutes.. ! :) if you have a specific reliable way to test it please tell me.
But in general I don't sense any annoying delay in the operation of my PC ( I have a 3GHz AMD 6000+ CPU with 2GB 400MHz RAM ).

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Re: Recommend Firewall to SCForum Visitors
« Reply #9 on: 06. March 2009., 18:01:45 »
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Did you try the COMODO ?

I think that I was try some version before few years, if I find some good reason I'll install them again.  ;)

Thank you for very good recension of KIS 2009.  :thumbsup:

We don't have any tool for this kind of testing but your PC is very strong and he "push up" Kaspersky very easy. Probably some "weak" PC will have big problems with them?


 

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