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#1 Abbynormal

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 11:42 AM

On both my laptop and desktop I am running Comodo Firewall Pro, Threatfire, and Lavasoft Ad-Aware 2008. I was also running Spybot but the tea timer was using a lot of my resources and I seemed to have some possible conflicts running it with the above so i uninstalled it. Will this combination give me good all around security coverage? Trying to do this with freeware and I am trying to find best options using least computer resources. Thanks!!!

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#2 frankp316

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 05:56 PM

Ad Aware isn't as good as it was a few years ago. Replace it with Super Anti Spyware.



http://www.superantispyware.com/

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 07:22 AM

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 06:03 AM

i read the firewall tutorial from 2004 that must be pre-comodo firewall...
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/understanding-and-using-firewalls/

a friend of mine highly recommends comodo, but she primarily uses internet explore since she has had problems with firefox. i like firefox since in my experience IE is very susceptible to problems (& my IE version does not have tabbed browsing - the only thing i like better about IE w/tabbed browsing is opening a link in a new tab opens right next to the host tab, rather than at the end of all the tabs)

anyHOO - i am looking for opinions on comodo, firefox and/or other SW firewalls. anyone know of a comparison of the available free firewalls?

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 08:10 AM

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These types of comparative testing results will vary depending on who is doing the testing, what they are testing for, what versions of the firewall software is being tested, etc. There are no universally predefined set of standards/criteria for testing and each test will yield different results. Thus, you need to look for detailed information about how the tests were conducted, the procedures used, and data results. Then you have to consider the features offered by each firewall, the amount of resources utilized and how it may affect system performance.

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 24 September 2008 - 12:11 PM

very very kewl. thx soooo much for the info, exactly what I was looking for =) now I have some info/data to make a better decision rather than choosing blind.
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Edited by soseberg, 24 September 2008 - 12:16 PM.


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Posted 24 September 2008 - 12:16 PM

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 12:30 PM

another thought...does anyone know if my Linksys wireless G router will also function as HW firewall? if so, do I need to configure it?




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