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Panda Activescan Says My Firewall Isn't Working


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#1 PCIlliterateGal

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 07:11 PM

I scanned my computer for threats with Pando ActiveScan 2.0 for the first time and it said "We have detected that the Zone Alarm Security Suite protection installed on your PC is disabled and not up-to-date." Hmmm.

Zone Alarm appears to be working (has running programs listed etc) and says it's up-to-date. Although, for months now, the interface has listed almost no intrusion attempts. "1 blocked intrusions since install", "the firewall has blocked 5 access attempts". I posted before how that seems awfully low, especially compared to how many attempted intrusions and blocks there were with my previous ISP. I've uninstalled and reinstalled ZA before because of this and it still isn't logging much. So I think maybe Panda is right about my firewall.

Is Panda ActiveScan known to make errors with this or should I be more concerned?

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#2 nigglesnush85

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 07:16 PM

Hello PCIlliterateGal,

I am not aware of this problem with panda. However, would you consider a different firewall? http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/ would be my recommendation.
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Alan.

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 07:40 PM

Yep, I'm currently looking at other firewalls. I'm trying to decide between Comodo, Sunbelt and Sygate.

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 07:56 PM

They are all good products,

I find Comodo to be the best and Sygate a close second. But that's just my opinion, it is really down to preference. I would advise trying them one at a time and see which one you like best.
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Posted 15 August 2008 - 11:45 PM

I finally managed to uninstall ZoneAlarm. I decided to try Sygate first, since they say it's easy for a firewall "novice". No problems so far.

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Posted 16 August 2008 - 05:08 AM

Sygate is a good choice for firewall. :thumbsup:
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