PC-Welt FireWall tests

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by aigle, Apr 17, 2008.

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  1. aigle
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    Has this been discussed here? I need the URL for these tests. ZA beated CFP in these tets.
  2. gerardwil
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  3. aigle
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    Thanks but I don,t find this detaiul here.

  4. Edwin024
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    I looked at the site and it seems that PCWelt stopped the website in 2006 when it comes to firewalls :)
  5. tuatara
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    That is correct, the test covers 7 pages of their magazine.
    And the test were done together with av-test.de (aka av-test.org).

    Personally i think that the tests were made by av-test.org only, and pc-welt puts it on paper.

    Their conclusion (not my) was:

    1st place: Zone Alarm 7.0
    2: Comodo FW Professional 3.0
    3: Sunbelt personal Firewall 4.5
    4: Ashampoo Firewall 1.2
    5: Pc tools Firewall plus 3.0
    6: Softperfect personal Firewall 1.4.1
    7: Microsoft Vista Firewall

    Found differences between ZA en Co:

    Item ZoneAlarm Comodo
    create rules autom no yes
    mail attachment filter yes no
    blocks programs wth stolen access rights yes no
    blocks active trojans (out of 10) 10 8

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    Although German is not my native tongue (neither is English) i have a subscription on this magazine.
    Their reviews in most cases have different test results that their English counterparts, but are near my personal opinion just as good.

    For the record, these results are not the same as my personal finding in testing personal firewalls.
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  6. CoolWebSearch
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    Than what does it mean?
    Did PC Welt lie about the results of the tests?
    I wouldn't trust it too much if they don't give details on which methods/trojans they used in the tests.
    Egemen said that don't take them seriously unless they publish their results and test tools. ZoneAlarm can not compete with CFP 3 in terms of malware behavior detection and blocking.
  7. CoolWebSearch
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    What is the exact date and year of this number of PC Welt?
  8. subset
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    Same here, they tested the PC Tools Firewall with their portscanner and found port 135 and 445 open.

    I tested the PC Tools Firewall Plus at GRC (first 1056 ports) and all ports were stealth, at PC Flank Port 135 and 445 were stealth, too.
    Everything with default settings in PC Tools Firewall, no single change.

    Then I tested my Router without any Firewall installed (Windows Firewall disabled) and all Ports were closed, except for port 135 (stealth).

    So port 135 might be theoretically open at their test, but why is port 445 open, too.
    I assume they did their portscans in an LAN enviroment, but in their result table they only tell you "blocks portscans"...

    But I am afraid, that most will misinterpret this as portscans from the internet.

    Cheers
  9. Smokey
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  10. pitzelberger
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    it is in 5/2008, so it is actually quite new!

    as written in post #3 (aigle):
    "The PC-Welt Crew have bypassed the Comodo Firewall with a verry old Trick. They have stolen the Access Rights from a Allowed Programm (for example IE) and go with a New Application with the stolen rights online."
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  13. tuatara
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    Exactly , the test was done again for the most recent monthly magazine, that came out this month (number 5 for 2008 )
  14. CoolWebSearch
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    Tuatara could you please send the scans of their testing methods in the magazine, do you know what testing methods they used?
    Did they use in Comodo Firewall Pro 3.0.21.309 custom Policy Mode, Paranoid Mode Very High frequency alert, Image execution Agressive?

    Against what active Trojans CFP 3.0 failed and ZA blocked all 10 of them?
    I'm still quite suspicious because CFP 3.0 is an anti-malware, HIPS product, ZoneAalarm freeware isn't.
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    Could you please send the scans of their testing methods in the magazine, do you know what testing methods they used?
    Did they use in Comodo Firewall Pro 3.0.21.329 custom Policy Mode, Paranoid Mode Very High frequency alert, Image execution Agressive?

    Against what active Trojans CFP 3.0 failed and ZA blocked all 10 of them?
    I'm still quite suspicious because CFP 3.0 is an anti-malware, HIPS product, ZoneAalarm freeware isn't.

    And what about these stolen rights?
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