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Whats A Good Firewall Program ?
casperog 
6/4/08 4:54:55 PM
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ive went with Zone Alarm until recently but it just kept slowing my machine down from time to time and i got sick of so many things within the program..

ive also used that nvidia program but i uninstalled it straight away..

im looking for something that wont screw everything up and will be easy and less demanding on my machine so i dont experience anything different from when i didnt have the program

any good ones out there ? tx guys

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bowiee 
6/4/08 8:34:26 PM
Hero
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If you are not using Vista then ashampoo firewall is the best choice you can make IMHO. It's free easy to configure and passes all the tests you can throw at it.

They are working on a Vista version but no word on it yet.
http://www.ashampoo.com/frontend/products/php/product.php?session_langid=2&idstring=0050

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casperog 
7/4/08 7:49:48 PM
Initiate

is that the only good one ?

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bowiee 
8/4/08 4:50:54 AM
Hero
Guru


Quote by casperog
is that the only good one ?



No there are others....but not many free ones. You could take a look at Comodo it has some good reviews.
http://www.filehippo.com/download_comodo/

But ashampoo is what I recommend.

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iamthemaxx 
8/4/08 8:55:50 AM
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SuperHero

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+1 for Comodo as I am on Vista.

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Guy Smiley 
10/4/08 12:57:00 PM
Serf

I was using PC Tools Firwall until recently, as i am running XP I went with ashampoo.

It's excellent, easy to use and doesn't chew up a great amount of resources.



Edited by Guy Smiley: 10/4/2008 12:57:24 PM

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casperog 
11/4/08 2:11:21 PM
Learner

is there a program thatll help me set up ports instead of using the crappy router defaults lol ? im useless with setting up ports i just dont understand really..

my confusion is mainly with the IP <

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aliali 
12/4/08 11:08:13 AM
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Quote by casperog
is there a program thatll help me set up ports instead of using the crappy router defaults lol ? im useless with setting up ports i just dont understand really..

my confusion is mainly with the IP <


Router ports have to be set manually. Tried following the instructions at http://www.portforward.com/english/routers/port_forwarding/routerindex.htm
Also read the http://www.portforward.com/help/pfprogression.htm
page.

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casperog 
13/4/08 12:44:13 AM
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i did attempt to do it manually 2 days ago but i just tried than and figured it all out thanx man :)

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aliali 
13/4/08 11:14:43 AM
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Quote by casperog
i did attempt to do it manually 2 days ago but i just tried than and figured it all out thanx man :)



:P
Ye port forwarding can be a pain as some routers seem to use pretty obtuse terminology on there setup pages.
Plus the manuals are often a bit useless in describing what to do.
Portforward is always my first port of call for info on portforwarding.

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Mister_T 
15/4/08 7:06:28 PM
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Dr 
20/4/08 10:51:37 PM
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Another vote for Comodo.

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Master_Scythe 
21/4/08 3:52:47 PM
Titan

there is still yet to be a program that just asks 'allow or deny'

I dont want it to check out my data and decide what is allowed and what isnt. my router does the basics of that.

I want it to go "THIS IS TRYING TO ACCESS THE NET!" *allow* *deny*

which i can do in all firewall apps, but they all have so many 'features' I dont want or need.

I used zomealarm until it started stopping ALL traffic... now i use none.


EDIT: downloading comodo to try it at work before home.


Edited by Master_Scythe: 21/4/2008 3:55:08 PM

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Master_Scythe 
21/4/08 4:00:30 PM
Titan

WOW, simple right click for block all and allow all.

can turn off ALL features except app control....

one last thing to check.....

15mb ram, 0 CPU, only one process....

and no service.....

we have a fuckign winner. cant wait to get home now :D

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bowiee 
21/4/08 4:01:30 PM
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Guru


Quote by Master_Scythe
there is still yet to be a program that just asks 'allow or deny'

I dont want it to check out my data and decide what is allowed and what isnt. my router does the basics of that.

I want it to go "THIS IS TRYING TO ACCESS THE NET!" *allow* *deny*

which i can do in all firewall apps, but they all have so many 'features' I dont want or need.

I used zomealarm until it started stopping ALL traffic... now i use none.


EDIT: downloading comodo to try it at work before home.


Edited by Master_Scythe: 21/4/2008 3:55:08 PM



If you are using winxp then ashampoo will do just what you asked

"I want it to go "THIS IS TRYING TO ACCESS THE NET!" *allow* *deny*"

It is simple to use yet very effective.

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Master_Scythe 
21/4/08 4:18:21 PM
Titan

i tried ashampoo.

as long as it was active it also scanned packets that came in and out, and blocked unauthorised IPs etc. too much.

I just want apps. and comodo does this.

and the features it DOES have look fantatsic for people who want them.

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auditri 
24/4/08 8:24:19 AM
Champion

I've been using Syquest for ages, but thought I'd try Ashampoo..
Not bad, but a bit annoying for me. It didn't play nice with Avast at all, and the logs are rather inadequate. So I'll be removing that and trying something else.. Probably Comodo..

Came across these yesterday too;
By Popularity - http://www.matousec.com/info/poll-archive.php?poll=1
By Results - http://www.matousec.com/projects/firewall-challenge/results.php

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discoInferno 
1/5/08 4:41:10 PM
Initiate

I used to use Ashampoo and Comodo, but I recently changed to Online Armor because it seemed to be getting some good press online.

http://www.tallemu.com/product_overview.html

I've found it very effective and simple to use, and they provide pretty good online support - even for the free version. Gets along with avast no problems.


Edited by discoInferno: 1/5/2008 04:41:58 PM

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jimarko 
2/5/08 8:51:33 AM
Primarch

I'll put in another vote for Comodo.

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Pete 
2/5/08 12:15:20 PM
Champion

I use ZoneAlarm on my lappy.
On my desktop, I use Sygate. Had problems with the Vector engine of ZoneAlarm causing BSODs.

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