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What's the most "intuitive" and at the same time FREE firewall?


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#1 rhino1366

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 04:33 AM

Hello,

I'm looking for such a firewall, that wouldn't ask me all the time about what should it do according to another application, and wich is FREE at the same time. Protection level should be best as possible (in its class).

Thanks in advance, people.

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 06:27 AM

I have used Comodo products on my PC for years now but the latest version Comodo v3.13.120417.573 is easily the best one yet. Comodo have taken note of some of the past years releases having a lot of pop ups. Since installing it a week ago I have had four pop ups in total, all of them in the first 24hrs and all easily connected to what I was doing at the time and therefore easy to decide how to respond to them. A great firewall is now without doubt in my opinion the best in the world and it is totally free. Comodo now comes with an option for their own AV but if you prefer to keep your present one then just untick the option during the installation process.
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Posted 25 November 2009 - 07:55 AM

Thanks for the reply, bluesjunior... You're talking things about COMODO quite confidently. Might be, it's a good and well known product. But, the reason I'm requesting a highly-intuitive firewall (with a good scores), is that I'm administrating a family computer, with not too high-end users onboard. Plus, recently, I've acquired a new, personal computer / PC for myself... and I, might be, won't be able to look onto what is happening, with a family one, all the time. So, thank you very much for your kind sharing and support / review of what is the COMODO, and with what it should be eaten... but, at this date, the best thing I've found on my own - is Agnitum FREE. Any other, better suggestions?

Thanks again, for reviewing and sharing. Not an exception, that I'll be using COMODO some day later on.

P.S. CSC (COMODO System Cleaner) did a pretty well job of ripping my computer several months ago... had to restore. Just for you to know.

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 06:23 PM

P.S. CSC (COMODO System Cleaner) did a pretty well job of ripping my computer several months ago... had to restore. Just for you to know.

Well appreciated,
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Have to disagree with you about the above Rhino1366, Comodo CSC didn't do anything other to your computer than scan it. You did the damage by deleting things that it found. If you do a short search on these forums you won't have to look far to find warning after warning about inexperienced users attempting to use registry editors. No matter how much you think you know, using a registry cleaner of any kind is asking for trouble.
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Posted 26 November 2009 - 10:59 PM

A good option is just Windows Firewall. :thumbsup:

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 09:05 AM

The Windows Firewall only protects you from incoming stuff. You cannot block anything from going out if you don't want it to.

Several firewalls have different modes of operation, but they all have a "learning curve". As you use it, the questions become fewer. You can greatly reduce or eliminate the questions by presetting the rules for those situations you know about and preset it to block anything else, and of course have the firewall create logs of everything. That would stop the questions. Then, if someone has a problem running something, you could change the rule for that particular instance.

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 11:56 AM

An extra measure of security is to add a router for a hardware firewall
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