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#1 fildil

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 11:49 AM

I've been using Zone Alarm, but lately I've had trouble with it. Somebody told me that ZA doesn't work so well with AVG free anti-virus. I also have, Spybot, Superantispyware and Spyware Blaster installed. Can you recommend another free firewall? I've been using my Windows firewall, but I've been told that it doesn't monitor both ways. Thank you.

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 12:15 PM

I've been using Comodo firewall along with AVG and super antispyware and haven't had any problems.

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 06:16 PM

I highly recommend COMODO Firewall Pro, it works great with AVG so you shouldn't have any problems. :thumbsup: You can find it here.

Also, you said that you think Windows Firewall only blocks incoming and not outgoing, this correct.

Edited by david28, 01 March 2008 - 06:19 PM.


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Posted 01 March 2008 - 06:33 PM

ZA comes with the Ask Toolbar as "ZA Spy Blocker." It really doesn't do anything, and it's notorious for adverstising... crapware, yes?
I also strongly recommend COMODO. It also comes with a option Defense+ which monitors system changes and stops suspicious attempts.
"If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence. The origin of myths is explained in this way." - Bertrand Russell

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 08:00 PM

Thanks everybody, I'm going to give Comodo a try.

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 09:49 PM

Once you try COMODO, I doubt that you will turn it down. Also, yes as skyfuser said, the Defense+ is a very good feature that comes with the firewall. :thumbsup:

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Posted 02 March 2008 - 03:45 AM

I had Comodo Firewall and it drove me nuts, Having to OK everything time after time, even with the remember box checked.
Zone Alarm Firewall is my choice. The download site,I used, has 43 Million+ downloads, and glowing reports about Zone Alarm,and I'm very happy with the ease of use. :thumbsup:















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Posted 03 March 2008 - 12:19 AM

Well if COMODO doesn't work with your sysetm very good or you just don't want it (I recommend it that you do use it though) then Zone Alarm is also a fairly good choice.

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Posted 03 March 2008 - 11:17 PM

ZA comes with the Ask Toolbar as "ZA Spy Blocker." It really doesn't do anything, and it's notorious for adverstising... crapware, yes?


What is a ASK Toolbar?
What is ZA Spy Blocker, there is no such product.
What is it that ZA doesn't do?
What advertising or crapware are you refering to?

Having used ZA free and few flavors of the paid versions for over 5 years and having used ZA free exclusively for four years, the biggest crapware I got was at most 3-4 tracking cookies a month. So I really have trouble following the "it doesn't do anything" idea. Read HELP?

As far as ZA not playing well with AVG or some other antivirus, all it takes is to read the instructions and setup permissions correctly. On the other hand, install it on a dirty computer or one with too many security firewalls and antiviruses, and you're asking for trouble.

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 12:04 AM

ZA comes with the Ask Toolbar as "ZA Spy Blocker." It really doesn't do anything, and it's notorious for adverstising... crapware, yes?


What is a ASK Toolbar?
What is ZA Spy Blocker, there is no such product.
What is it that ZA doesn't do?
What advertising or crapware are you refering to?

Having used ZA free and few flavors of the paid versions for over 5 years and having used ZA free exclusively for four years, the biggest crapware I got was at most 3-4 tracking cookies a month. So I really have trouble following the "it doesn't do anything" idea. Read HELP?

As far as ZA not playing well with AVG or some other antivirus, all it takes is to read the instructions and setup permissions correctly. On the other hand, install it on a dirty computer or one with too many security firewalls and antiviruses, and you're asking for trouble.


tos226, try going here you'll see what I'm talking about.
"If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence. The origin of myths is explained in this way." - Bertrand Russell




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