ESS need a better firewall

Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security' started by 1nvad3r, Aug 8, 2008.

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  1. 1nvad3r

    1nvad3r Registered Member

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    It's not poor quality. They just have a different opinion on what a firewall should do. Please try to do some research before making such rash statements.
     
  3. PatG

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    Second what the 1337 said. Been using the fw for over a year and never have had a problem. In fact, when first installing ESS also ran another brand w/it. However the other one just couldn't remember what I told it to "allow". Think it would have been better to ask about eset firewall here on the forum from experienced people who have/are running it successfully instead of someone trying to push another brand selling poor performance of competition to sell theirs. Look before you leap....
     
  4. Marcos

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    ESS is an integrated suite of different modules so testing the firewall with other modules disabled will not bring desired results. Stand-alone firewalls cannot rely on the real-time/web protection like we have that prevent malicious files from entering the computer. Also you should take into account that it's easier for malware authors to circuvent the behavior blocking features in a firewall than the heuristic detection.
     
  5. saffron

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    There's always room for improvement, but anyone who believes matousec tests reflect conditions in the real world is seriously in need of a brain scan.
     
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    I'm no expert or techie type but surely if the firewall passes tests such as the LeakTest and ShieldsUp then it is doing exactly what it's supposed to do.

    I've used Zone Alarm Internet Security Suite in the past and nasties have infected my system with what is supposed to be one of the best firewalls around. No anti-virus/spyware/firewall package is 100% effective against everything (and the Eset firewall appears to remember what programs i've given permission to without continually asking).

    Anyway, just thought I would add my opinion.
     
  7. rwt325

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    Marcos' point well taken. I have been following a few testing sites over the years, and do not remember seeing a rating of suites. In any case ratings between sites vary so much at any one time that it makes me believe that eithe testing in general is unreliable, or they are testing for different problems, hence we are comparing apples to pears.

    Even within a single site ratings differ from time to time, and none ever are 100%.

    Have used ESS since early Beta on two computers with no problems so far. In any case if your browsing and downloading are reckless no suite will protect you for very long.
     
  8. luminoso

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    C'mon guys...
    I also payed for ESS and i feel like it could be improved A LOT.

    Self-defense of eset products simply suck. I terminated my ess more than once simply killing the non-responding process using vista dialog.

    It seems that eset keeps ignoring this facts.

    However, ESET rocks on detecting threats and on exellent low system footprint.

    Now does ESS worth it? Maybe not. If i don't see any improvments next time i'll only buy NOD32 and install Comodo firewall.
     
  9. The_1337

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    nod32kui or nod32krn? If it was just the gui there's no problems.
     
  10. sumanvarma

    sumanvarma Registered Member

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    Mr. The_1337, ESET has a bad firewall. I am using eset for a long time. I think you might not have used many applications with the firewall.
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