Comodo vs Kerio vs Lavasoft Personal Firewall

Discussion in 'polls' started by Silent, Nov 7, 2006.

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Which one of these would you recommend?

  1. Comodo

    68.6%
  2. Kerio

    26.4%
  3. Lavasoft Personal Firewall

    5.0%
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  1. cprtech

    cprtech Registered Member

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    Agreed! Agnitum developers have developed 4.0 in to an extraordinary product with this release. BTW, P2K's word is as close to "gospel" as you will get ;) (My humble opinion).
     
  2. einsteinstheorium

    einsteinstheorium Registered Member

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    Avast asks me to uninstall comodo. I dont know why though.
     
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  4. vhick

    vhick Registered Member

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    my vote goes to kerio (if this is version 2.1.5) because i like application per port basis. light on resources.

    for a little heavy on resource but easy to use firewall. comodo is the choice (score high on leaktest).
     
  5. 666

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    If you can trust everyone on your computer: Comodo 2.x.

    If you can not trust everyone on your computer: Kerio.

    Comodo 2.x is an excellent firewall with a major flaw: you can't lock it down with a password, so your kids, wife, girlfriend, mother in law, cat, dog, etc. can change its configuration, shut it down, uninstall it...
     
  6. Mrkvonic

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    Hello,

    Not an expert, but my opinion is this: Sygate was and is the best pure firewall for Windows ever made.

    On topic, both Kerio and Comodo are fair and quite simple to configure.
    Personally, I prefer Kerio - it fits more tightly into my box of thinking, has a simple GUI, and works quite well. Comodo is a bit flashy and noisy even at low level of prompts.

    Nevertheless, both are adequate for all purposes of a home user, be it inbound and outbound protection, LAN and whatnot. I must admit I have not tried either as gaming firewalls or subjected them to heavy P2P, so I cannot comment on these two issues.

    Mrk
     
  7. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    Nevertheless, security expert "Paranoid2000" said once, there is something wrong with Sygate, but I don't remember what it was. It was something technical, which I usually don't understand and therefore not remember either.
     
  8. EASTER.2010

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    I don't know of anyone who would be so naive as to suggest Lavasoft firewall, for pity sakes man, they can't even climb back onto the ladder of the AS product market without someone taking a swing at them.

    For all intensive purposes anything Lavasoft anymore is long since gone the way of the dinasaur AFAIK.
     
  9. Pedro

    Pedro Registered Member

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    Never tried Kerio with P2P, but Comodo handles it very well. Believe me, i P2P A LOT.
    It's probably about the local proxy issue. If you don't have one, it should be fine, i've read. I'm not sure how that fits with Avast!, i read somewhere that i needed to do something. It's the last FW i need to look (ich that needs scratching:D ), but i don't know what to do regarding Avast!.
     
  10. AJohn

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    I voted for Comodo Personal Firewall, because the other two options do not in my mind even come close to it. If Outpost were in the polls, there would be more equally distributed votes, although Comodo would still be my pick due to the current direction of CPF.

    Also,
    Comodo offers this boot-time protection, and keep in mind as Paranoid stated, the personal information protection is not full-proof and shouldn't really be relied on. I have contacted Agnitum asking for simple improvements on this feature and have had a hard time getting a response from them due to me not being a paying customer. Either way the personal information protection feature could never be full-proof without having a complete Host Intrustion Prevention System built into it and this doesn't even take encryption into account.

    Here is a screenshot from CPF which can be found under Security/Advanced/Advanced Attact Detection and Prevention:
     

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  11. toasale

    toasale Registered Member

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    Comodo :thumb:
     
  12. cthorpe

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    Of those three, I would recommend Comodo. I don't use it myself, but it seems to be powerful and secure.
     
  13. EASTER.2010

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    I've used COMODO for a brief time and it is a good firewall but i always return to the single-most best firewall i have ever discovered. Plus it's now considered a relic from day past although it firmly holds it's own against all others on my units.

    KERIO 2.15 And none other. :thumb:
     
  14. swifty7

    swifty7 Registered Member

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    I would have liked Comodo if it didn't reduce my broadband speed to that of 56k modem.
     
  15. acronac

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    I like Comodo quite a bit. The only problems with it are that occasionally the cmdagent process will spike in CPU and the intermittent crashes. When it does crash you need to reboot the machine to restart Comodo.

    It looks like Kerio has been updated recently and Comdo hasn't. Maybe I'll try Kerio again the week.
     
  16. Dark Shadow

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    I like comodo but it kept asking to allow or deny of a rule that I had applied already was very annoying .I have no problems with something asking permission until it settles but not over and over on the same applications.Has any one else experienced this.I am now trying kerio and no pop ups runs perfect so far.
     
  17. Mr2cents

    Mr2cents Registered Member

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    I've been running commodo firewall for about 6 months. However, I'm going back to kerio. I have a router, the only thing I need a firewall for is to monitor outgoing programs. I'm also getting rid of all commodo products including boclean.

    I've been experiencing some very high cpu usage lately. When I disable commodo and boclean. The cpu runs around 1 to 3%. When I have them enabled I'm getting cpu spikes up to 80%. Both are disabled now. I just haven't uninstalled them yet.

    I very seldom change firewalls. Here are my favorites.

    #1 Kerio 2.1.5

    #2 Jetico

    #3 Sygate
     
  18. the Tester

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    Of those choices I would use Comodo.
    Kerio 2.15 is lighter,but Comodo covers more than a conventional firewall and they did listen to feedback and lowered resource usage.
     
  19. mercurie

    mercurie A Friendly Creature

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    1. Comodo better protection

    2. Kerio lighter and as someone else said if you trust others that use your machine or you are the only one.

    Never any Lavasoft products. I don't like them or the company. :thumbd:
     
  20. showtime33

    showtime33 Registered Member

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    another vote for kerio 2.1.5 I really like some of comodo's abilities...but I just think it takes up to much of my system.
    For the resources to ability ratio...kerio is very very light....always at under 5mb of ram....!!
    :)
     
  21. Woody777

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    I think Sygate has a Proxy Problem. If you give a proxy permission to run as a server it can do anything anytime. There is no control left. If you are gong to use Sygate keep the permission at ask. If I am wrong on this someone please correct me. Otherwise Sygate was a good firewall. But hard to set up. I see why everyone likes Kerio 2.1.5. Very light & simple. But it also could have a proxy problem. I never liked the newer versions of Kerio. Comodo was a great firewall but it started to interfere with Acronis & FDISR. It had to go. Theres a ton of Firewalls out there all do the same thing. Control traffic. some better than others.. I finally settled on Zone Alarm.. It works fine & is doing the job. Just find one you like & keep it going as long as you can.
     
  22. AaLF

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    Comodo v Kerio. I think they are too far apart to compare. 2 diffrent types of FWs. I vote for Comodo. I'm using it & I'm impressed. Kerio is a 'legend' but life's short and not everyone can come to grips with rule-based FWs in one life-time.
     
  23. EASTER

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    Kerio 2.15

    For an abandoned product it holds up extremely well under pressure and is outlasted most as a popular choice that is bug-free and rules driven. Someone already mentioned it's feather-lightness on any system, a real bonus in an age of stuffed overbloated firewalls that easily choke either under pressure or under their own bloat.
     
  24. ErikAlbert

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    When I was still a member at Malware Forum SWI, quite alot of qualified helpers used still Kerio 2.1.5.
     
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