comodo firewall or Kerio Personal Firewall v2.1.5

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comodo firewall or Kerio Personal Firewall v2.1.5

Post by shahed26 » Thu Aug 16, 2007 7:38 pm

comodo or Kerio Personal Firewall v2.1.5
which one is better, i did used comodo but it asks me for confirmation on everything in utorrent.

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Post by jamesdean » Thu Aug 16, 2007 7:51 pm

You can just disable the Application Behavior Analysis in Comodo. That would quiet it down.

Id go for Comodo just because I hate using old and unsupported software. Also I look foward to Comodo v3.

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Post by shahed26 » Thu Aug 16, 2007 9:59 pm

what about sygate personal firewall, i heard its really good, and low on system resources, is it any better than comodo

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Post by Fragbert » Fri Aug 17, 2007 9:39 am

I use the built in XP firewall, and then use a REAL firewall with SPI in a harware gateway/router. Running a software firewall on a windows desktop is an oxymoron. What you really want is something that protects against illicitly installed filthware from sending *out* data from your pc, and a genuine hardware firewall doing the traditional firewall things like protecting bad stuff from coming *in*

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Post by runningfool87 » Fri Aug 17, 2007 3:55 pm

option 1 (good): comodo firewall 2.4, with application behavior analysis disabled

option 2 (better): no software firewall, use a router's built-in firewall...saves resources

@fragbert: the built-in windows xp firewall is the only firewall left that wont block outgoing traffic...all 3rd party firewalls do this, even the vista firewall (although it takes a bit of elbow grease to accomplish this)

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Post by newsposter » Fri Aug 17, 2007 3:59 pm

software firewalls, ones that run on the systems they are supposed to be protecting, are of dubious value.

Far better to spend U$50- or so on a simple NAT firewall/router and some effective desktop anti-virus like the Enterprise editions of McAfee or Trend Micro. I put consumer-grade anti-virus in the same useless category as software firewalls along with anything with a Symantec label on the box.
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Post by grief » Fri Aug 17, 2007 4:35 pm

i agree, hardware is always the way to go in every situation available. i personally don't use a firewall (windows xp firewall i guess) in conjunction with a router. thats all i need.

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