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2010 - What Firewall have you got ?


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#1 John Bull

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 08:10 AM

I have searched the Forum for user selected Firewalls and got nothing, so here goes.

I have used Comodo FW individually or incorporated in CIS for years. It has been 100% perfect and in my opinion is probably the best Firewall on the Internet.

I always use FREE editions. Not mean, money is no problem but my experience is that FREE versions are just as good as paid versions.

Comodo Firewall :-
Operation = perfect. No pop-ups and a magnificent protection.
Defense+ = A proverbial pest and pain in the butt, with a barrage of pop-ups. Unless the user knows exactly what the pop-up means then it is a matter of saying YES to everything. I have often disabled Defense+ so that these infernal pop-ups are killed off.

Comodo on my PC takes an age to load, always last and I can feel my hair growing longer by the minute.

Current :-
Uninstalled Comodo FW and installed Online Armor. This is a superb FW with a wide variety of user controls, extremely efficient and the animated tray icon is really great for seeing what traffic is present.

OA loads quickly without any problems, no pop-ups, just a program that is so versatile and efficient that it gives enormous confidence to any user.
The control panel is efficient and versatile for user control, very comprehensive. I love the animated tray icon that shows traffic.

Emsisoft is a provider that you cannot surpass in the entire software Internet services availability for efficiency and high level protection.
I am so over-joyed at OA that I wonder why I never installed it years ago.
The portrayal of events is magnificent, cannot believe my luck in finding such a wonderful program.
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Windows 2002 XP Home, SP3
Firefox 3.6.8, AVG Free 9.0, Sandboxie Free 3.48
Online Armor 4.5 Free, SpywareBlaster 4.3 Free
NoScript, Adblock Plus, KeyScrambler 2.6.0.0, WOT

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#2 JamesFrance

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 01:27 PM

There is something very strange about your Comodo CIS installation, as normally it loads very fast.

If you use the whole of CIS you get very few Defense+ pop-ups now with CIS 2011, as unknown applications are automatically restricted.
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Posted 17 October 2010 - 11:43 PM

Hey all, :flowers:

I found myself agreeing with John Bull as I was reading through the post, until I got to the slow loading part.

I have to agree with JamesFrance...my Comodo Firewall has no problem loading with its counterparts, my anti-virus program Avast, and WinPatrol.

I do run a very light start-up, though not as lite as some.

Services on start-up are also lite to medium.(Following BlackViper's Web Site)

IMHO Comodo Firewall has been the front runner for some time. :thumbsup:

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