Firewall/HIPS With Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2013?

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  1. chinook9

    chinook9 Registered Member

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    Looking for a firewall/HIPS that is compatible with Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2013.

    This is for my wife's laptop. I had Online Armor on it, but the laptop seemed to really bog down with OA and BD running.

    We also use Sandboxie for all browsing.

    Any recommendations would be appreciated.
     
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  2. VectorFool

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    you could try Comodo Firewall
    i used BDAV 2013 and Comod FW and didn't face any problems.

    recommended steps
    1)Scan your PC using BDAV to make sure there are absolutely no infections or unwanted programs in your PC
    2)uninstall your existing Firewall
    3)Install Comodo Firewall.
    4)Switch Comodo FW and HIPS to "Training Mode", and check "Create rules for safe applications"
    5)Run rating scan from Comodo FW and allow/disallow executables
    6)Keep the FW and HIPS in training mode for 1 hour
    7)Switch Firewall and HIPS to "Safe Mode"

    these steps would allow Comodo FW to become completely acquainted with your PC and allow you to run BDAV 2013 without any hitch
     
  3. chinook9

    chinook9 Registered Member

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    Vectorfool, Thanks for the recommendations. I have used Comodo for years and presently have it on my netbook. I may go ahead and try it.

    The laptop I'm working on is my wife's Dell. Its an Intel i5 Win 7 but its quite slow and I am going to try and speed it up before I add a firewall.

    Thanks again.

    Also, anyone use PrivateFirewall with BD Plus?
     
  4. Feandur

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    chinook9:
    I've been thinking of using OA as a firewall myself, and sorry to hear it slows things down for you.

    Any guess / impressions as to why? Some sort of conflict?

    - cheers
    feandur
     
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    Your wife really doesn't need an HIPS, using Sandboxie will negate almost all infections without annoying her with popups.
     
  6. chinook9

    chinook9 Registered Member

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    Do not be afraid to use OA. My wife's PC is a Dell laptop and there is something seriously wrong on there. It is amazingly slow for an i5 Win 7 machine and I'm just trying to do everything I can to speed it up.

    She had Panda Cloud/Online Armor on there for a long time and never complained but I'm at the stage that I'm just experimenting to see if there is anything I can do to speed it up.

    As other posters have mentioned, with Sandboxie and BD she really doesn't need a HIPS, but I'd like the security in the event that she does something that could still get the machine crapped up.
     
  7. ams963

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    I'd suggest go with Win 7 own FW. No need to give your wife more worries with the hips. She's safe with sbie and BD already. Good luck. :thumb:
     
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