ESET Smart Security Firewall!!

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  1. hemingway60

    hemingway60 Registered Member

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    Ok....I use ESET Smart Security 4 and I went to this site because I wanted to see how good is ESET's Firewall and to my surprise,ESET got only 4%!! Is this true?!
    Online Armor Personal Firewall was ranked 1st,followed by Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 2nd and Comodo Internet Security 3rd.
    Here is the link:http://www.matousec.com/projects/proactive-security-challenge/results.php
    Is ESET's Firewall bad? Should I change it for example to Outpost Firewall Free 2009 which got 93%. And if I do change, can any of those firewalls which are marked excellent detect the things which are listed in ESET's Firewall IDS?
    Please let me know.

    Thank you
     
  2. hemingway60

    hemingway60 Registered Member

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    Isn't this ESET's Official Support forum?!
    No one is answering me!!
    I should consider changing to Avira:mad:
    At least they respect customers over there...
     
  3. pinjoa

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    hello,
    they tested the version "ESET Smart Security 4.0.417.0"... and what tests were made?
     
  4. Marcos

    Marcos Eset Staff Account

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    Try searching the ESS thread for "Matousec" and you'll get a plenty of results.
     
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    I want an answer for this.If ESET's firewall is not good enough,I'm willing to go the AV version(I don't use the anti-spam module) and get another firewall.I think I'll get comodo's firewall but can it detects what ESET's firewall detect in the IDS system.
     
  8. azraelcruz

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    @ hemingway,

    ;) Firewalls that come included with AVs are generally worse than stand alone firewalls, but for a normal home/gaming PC the ESET firewall should just be fine, :p
     
  9. TheIgster

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    I read the exact same thing and was very concerned.

    Since the firewall isn't working for me properly in Windows 7, I have uninstalled ESS and simply installed Nod32. I then installed Comodo Firewall which is free. It also was ranked very high on that test and has passed every test I've thrown at it.

    If you are waiting for someone from ESET to respond, I highly doubt it. I purchased ESS and was simply told that Windows 7 is not supported at this time and received no further assistance for my firewall issue. Now it's being posted around here that Windows 7 is supported. It's still not working for me. Comodo is working great. That's what I would use if I were you. If I hadn't of purchased a 2 year, 2 user license, I most likely would be using a different anti virus as well based on the help I've received and responses here.
     
  10. pinjoa

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    Hello again!

    I spend some time to verify and run this test

    I tested with ESS v4.0.437.0 version (virtual machine with windows XPP)

    Here are the results:

    ==> Level 1
    breakout2.exe = FAILED
    coat.exe = passed
    echotest.exe = passed
    kill1.exe = passed
    kill2.exe = passed
    leaktest.exe = passed
    tooleaky.exe = passed
    wallbreaker1.exe = passed
    yalta.exe = passed


    ==> Level 2
    awft1.exe = FAILED
    dnstest.exe = passed
    ghost.exe = passed
    jumper.exe = passed
    kill3.exe = passed
    kill3b.exe = passed
    kill6.exe = passed
    wallbreaker3.exe = passed
    wallbreaker4.exe = passed


    ==> Level 3
    awft3.exe = passed
    awft4.exe = passed
    dnstester.exe = passed
    kernel1.exe = passed
    kill3f.exe = passed
    kill4.exe = passed
    kill7.exe = passed
    sss2.exe = passed
    suspend1.exe = passed
    thermite.exe = passed


    ==> Level 4
    copycat.exe = passed
    cpil.exe = passed
    cpilsuite1.exe = passed
    kernel1b.exe = passed
    keylog1.exe = passed
    kill3e.exe = passed
    kill8.exe = passed
    kill9.exe = passed
    sss.exe = passed
    suspend2.exe = passed


    ==> Level 5
    breakout1.exe = passed
    cpilsuite2.exe = passed
    crash1.exe = passed
    crash2.exe = passed
    crash3.exe = passed
    crash4.exe = passed
    kernel2.exe = passed
    kernel3.exe = passed
    keylog2.exe = passed
    kill3c.exe = passed
    kill3d.exe = passed
    vbstest.exe = passed


    ==> Level 6
    cpilsuite3.exe = passed
    crash5.exe = passed
    crash6.exe = passed
    ddetest.exe = passed
    echotest2.exe = passed
    firehole.exe = passed
    flank.exe = passed
    kernel4.exe = FAILED
    keylog3.exe = passed
    keylog4.exe = passed
    kill10.exe = passed
    kill11.exe = passed
    runner.exe = passed


    ==> Level 7
    bitstest.exe = FAILED
    firehole2.exe = passed
    keylog5.exe = passed
    keylog6.exe = passed
    kill12.exe = passed
    osfwbypass.exe = passed
    runner2.exe = passed
    schedtest.exe = passed
    sss3.exe = passed 50% (see website documentation)


    ==> Level 8
    kernel4b.exe = FAILED
    kernel5.exe = FAILED
    keylog7.exe = passed
    kill5.exe = passed
    newclass.exe = passed
    schedtest2.exe = passed
    socksnif.exe = passed
    sss4.exe = passed


    ==> Level 9
    crash7.exe = passed
    (Driver Verifier not included in downloaded file)


    ==> Level 10
    (no tests file included in downloaded file)


    conclusion:
    ESET Smart Security v4.0.437.0, failed = 6
     
  11. hemingway60

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    Are those exactly the same files??If so,I'm staying with ESS!!!!:D :D :D
    This result might put ESET in 5-8.This is great!!
    Btw...why doesn't the website test the latest version:mad:
    Thanks pinjoa.Your the best!!
     
  12. ESS_Lover

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    Where did you get those files from ?

    and thanks a lot for this great new
    we are finally sure with a prove that ESET is still the best ! :thumb:
     
  13. pinjoa

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    i downloaded the test files from
    security-software-testing-suite/

    ATTENTION: don't use these files in your production computer

    please read the instructions on the website:
     
  14. pinjoa

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    I still use ESET Smart Security v4 on Windows Vista SP2
    :D
     
  15. hemingway60

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    Can you tell matousec.com to test the latest version of ESS in their next scheduled tests?I don't know how to tell them?
    Thanks in advance!!Your the best!!
    GO ESET!:D
     
  16. pinjoa

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    this task is for ESET guys... :D
     
  17. hemingway60

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    If this is true..I hope one of ESET moderators tells ESET to tell the website to test the latest version of their ESS 4 with the latest firewall module as this will help ESET it self. If their product succeeded in the test you made
    then it might be ranked from 5-10 on the website and mor people might consider buying the suit.
     
  18. reevesloh

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    My eset smart security 4 now is version 4.0.424.0.So it latest firewall system build in inside like latest ver4.0437.0?.
     
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    Latest modules from 4.0.437.0 - not in test mode

    Virus signature database: 4321 (20090810)
    Update module: 1028 (20090302)
    Antivirus and antispyware scanner module: 1230 (20090805)
    Advanced heuristics module: 1097 (20090809)
    Archive support module: 1100 (20090801)
    Cleaner module: 1043 (2009072:cool:
    Anti-Stealth support module: 1012 (20090526)
    Personal firewall module: 1050 (20090625)
    Antispam module: 1011 (20090114)
    SysInspector module: 1213 (20090507)
    Self-defense support module : 1005 (20081105)
     
  20. hemingway60

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    Ok..I've sent a message to matousec.com asking them to test the latest version of ESET Smart Security 4 and here's their reply:

    Why can't ESET just tell them to test the latest version of their producto_O o_O
     
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    If you search the forums here you can read that [according to ESET] they *only* tested the Firewall module in that test, which of course is wrong. Malware first have to get in the PC to use such exploits and thats where you have the other modules for.
     
  22. reevesloh

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    Eset doesn't need that to prove their product.As long as u believe ESET is the best it enough.I support ESET forever!!
     
  23. volvic

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    Pathetic reply. Doubt ESS is as good as Eset claim ....
     
  24. funkydude

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    Seeing is believing, be glad a moderator actually commented, usually they just don't care.
     
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