Alternatives to Comodo With Vista

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by Ed_H, Feb 4, 2008.

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  1. Ed_H

    Ed_H Registered Member

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    I just tried the update to the latest version of Comodo and the install/update did not go well. I tried a repair but that would not work and uninstall did not work either. A quick look on the Comodo forum shows that uninstall issues are not uncommon and there is a process to completely remove Comodo 3 which the thread says takes about 45 minutes with much registry editing involved. Good Grief!!!

    I don't mind a little work but this seems excessive. So, I booted to another snapshot (I love FD-ISR) and I am back in business with the prior version of Comodo. I also have a snapsot with no firewall installed.

    So knowing this about Comodo uninstall issues, it seems like a good time to look for alternatives before going down the Comodo road again. I would prefer free but the main thing is that the firewall have little impact on performance (like Comodo). Does that exist?
     
  2. acr1965

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    I have been using the PC Tools firewall 3 and it is working in Vista without issue. I have heard there are issues if you run a LUA though.
     
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    I ran PC Tools FW in an XP LUA. The only issue was the GUI does not give up memory after various pages are opened. It swells from 9 MB to as much as 23 MB. Other than that, it functioned perfectly. OK, the driver can not be terminated, but that is probably good.
     
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    I currently use Webroot Desktop Firewall on my Vista box. It runs nice & light, and gets along well with my security apps. I haven't had any performance issues after a few months of operation.
     
  5. waters

    waters Registered Member

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    same here
     
  6. Ed_H

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I am not sure about Webroot Desktop Firewall but it looks like PC Tools Firewall doesn't do too well in leak tests.

    I'll give Webroot a go.
     
  7. Kees1958

    Kees1958 Registered Member

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    Hi,

    Three alternatives

    Have a look at PC Tools: https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?p=1175486#post1175486


    I also tested VistaFireWallControl 1.2 so simple you would not believe. It failed 4 leakttest. VFWC 1.2 uses Vista Fire Wall engine and generates outbound protection rules for you (and is free).

    WebRoot is off course also a good choice
     
  8. chinook9

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    I have a new laptop and just went through the same process you are going through. I ended up going with Agnitum Outpost Pro (paid) which works well on Vista. Agnitum also has a free version which I believe also works with Vista....I just went to their website to confirm this and was unable to, but I believe it does.

    I expect that after my year's subscription is up they will probably have the bugs out of Comodo 3 and I will go with it at that time.

    Also, I would expect Online Armor to be and excellent firewall when they come out with the Vista version which I doubt will be too far in the future. I would have gone with OA on both my machines if they had a Vista version.
     
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