Ashampoo Free Firewall

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  1. Delgado

    Delgado Registered Member

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    I would interested to know the experts opinion on Ashampoo Free Firewall.

    Im running it at the moment, and it seems to be first class-runs well, dosent slow down P2P, and appears to be easy to set up with no hassle. Shields up says all ports are closed, although not stealthed.

    :D
     
  2. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    I have tested it briefly, and it did have a few bugs.
    But if it works for you, then by all means, no need to seek replacement.
    Mrk
     
  3. daddymo3

    daddymo3 Registered Member

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    Is this Ashampoo's own creation or is it lisenced from somebody else?
    And if so,who?
     
  4. acr1965

    acr1965 Registered Member

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    IIRC- this is based on filseclab firewall.
     
  5. daddymo3

    daddymo3 Registered Member

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    I have not heard of Filseclab firewall,is it a decent firewall?
     
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    19monty64 Registered Member

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    Filseclab is a discontinued firewall that used to be my favorite. Very light and easy to set up, but they were selling the code and not supporting it anymore. Other than a few minor bugs, it was a very good firewall! Hopefully with it being bought, it will get those bugs worked out. Do you have any pics of it?
     
  7. FadeAway

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    I tried Filseclab quite a while ago. From my point of view, it's
    major shortcoming was that you could not write rules for port ranges.
    If you want to block, for instance, ports 600-999, you have to write
    a single rule for every port in that range. However you can set default
    policies, such as block all not allowed. It ran well for me, stealthed,
    well, and had good logging. If you search this forum, there are several
    threads that mention it. It does have outbound app control, but I
    don't know how leaky it is. When I decided that outbound control was
    not important to me, I dropped it for CHX-I.
     
  8. 19monty64

    19monty64 Registered Member

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    It scored only 1 or 2 spots above XP-firewall in Matousec testing! :thumbd:
     
  9. GuyD

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    Allow me to have some remarks, but mind you it's a personal opinion. In general I came to know Ashampoo way back a long time ago now, from it's best product so far: Ashampoo Uninstaller. In the meantime they just started to make about any major software product you might need for your PC.

    Now let's be reasonable.. at the rate they are making new products I doubt each product is at the top in it's category.

    At a personal level I've used many products of them as a trial. They're nothing better but average. Again that's my P.O.

    Their support isn't that good anymore either as I had to find out; compared to what it was b4 (no wonder: the more products they make, the more ppl need support).

    One thing I like about Ashampoo is the design of their products, nice looks if you want.

    They have a somewhat agressive marketing policy. Sometimes you can even get free or are almost free products.

    Their very best product remains their Uninstaller. They should stick to that and further develop it, c'se it's the best you'll ever find.
     
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  10. rogervernon

    rogervernon Registered Member

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    Their name is enough to put you off! "Ashampoo" indeed!!!!
     
  11. GuyD

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    I wouldn't mind the name. Like I said their Uninstaller is the best there is. It makes a snapshot of your whole system b4 you install a software product and another one after you've installed the software product and ran it once.

    A file with the differences between those two snapshots is made. You can later recall that file and uninstall your product without even leaving one registry item or file.

    If you want an easy to use and nice layout looking product you can use Ashampoo firewall. But there is better on the market.
     
  12. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    Does it have SPI? Da real ting, that is? (Shem, where are you?)
     
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