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Which Firewall Is Better?


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#1 Lloyd T

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 06:59 AM

I currently use Comodo.

Is ZoneAlarm better?

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#2 samuel3

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 07:58 AM

I personally think Zone Alarm is better.

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 09:05 AM

Both provide the same basic functionality. Which is better then depends upon which is easier for you to use, and which integrates best with your computer's configuration.
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Posted 07 August 2008 - 09:57 AM

Choosing a firewall is a matter of personal preference, your technical ability/experience, features offered, the amount of resources utilized, how it may affect system performance and what will work best for your system. A particular firewall that works well for one person may not work as well for another. You may need to experiment and find the one most suitable for your use.
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Posted 07 August 2008 - 10:06 AM

Well, 'bests' are always a difficult subject. Similar to what jgweed and quietman7 stated, part of the equation is usability and compatibility with your system. Some people don't like Comodo because it can produce a good number of popups, especially when not configured well. Personally, I used ZoneAlarm Free for a long time on several computers and didn't switch until the logon popup trying to get me to buy the paid version got really old. I also wanted to try Comodo because I had heard very good things about it. I'm glad I did because I think it's an excellent product and have used it since. It gives the best descriptions of what is going on that I've seen, can be configured a lot, but can also be used effectively without a lot of user configurations (if you don't mind the popups or else maybe disable Defense+). I could go on, but as you already use Comodo, I'm sure you have some of your own opinions about it. A good resource to go to that will give you more information as far as the levels of protection offered is this site:
http://www.matousec.com/projects/firewall-challenge/
If you want a personal opinion, I think Comodo is the better of the two.




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