Firewall with the fastest BOOTUP time

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by 1commander, Dec 18, 2007.

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  1. 1commander

    1commander Registered Member

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    I am using Zonealarm now and it seems extremely slow to bootup. I turn it off and on often, so it's quite the pain. I am looking for suggestions for a comparable product that has a very, very fast boot up and shutdown speed.
     
  2. cheater87

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    Windows Firewall.
     
  3. 1commander

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    I haven't used windows firewall in a long, long time, but last time I checked, it didn't have many options available. Can you give any other suggestions on either non-microsoft commercial or freeware products?
     
  4. Wordward

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    Router SPI Firewall. Or Comodo 3.0.
     
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    I agree ;)
     
  6. Wordward

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    I agree.LOL.
     
  7. Coolio10

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    I think we have found the next Vettetech? :D.
     
  8. Wordward

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    Maybe Coolio10, but at my age I bet I am a lot slower to boot up in the morning than Vettetech is. LOL.
     
  9. Bluenile

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    Maybe you could hibernate your computer instead of having to boot up every time?
     
  10. Vettetech

    Vettetech Former Poster

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    Ok so why am I being mentioned. LOL. Windows firewall is junk. Comodo and Online Armor boot up about the same. Zone Alarm has a huge boot up problem and shut down problem. Hey Wordward..................thought you didnt like Comodo?
     
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    1. Windows firewall
    2. LooknStop
     
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  13. Bunkhouse Buck

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    And that is all you need. Who cares about so-called outbound protection. If they get into your house, they are smart enough to get the data out. No firewall will stop that in the real world.

    Paranoia builds firewall software sales. I use XP Pro with the windows firewall and NOD32 and Avira on another box. Never had a problem in years- actually ever. Computers boot faster than lightning and I have a lot of programs that load. Firewalls and some AVs can slow your boot-up process to like watching paint dry.

    As an experiment, use windows firewall in place of what you are using, and time the difference. The boot-up time saved will be significant in many cases.
     
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    anything is faster than zone alarm.

    Seriously you could even try like kerio, jetico etc and you'll be amazed how much faster it is.
     
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    Hi,

    Online Armor, the next version will be a rocket ;)

    Regards,

    MaB
     
  16. Kees1958

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    When on Vista, try the easy VistaFireWallControl 1.2 or buy a router with build in NAT/SPI fw and disable all software firewalls.
     
  17. Perman

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    Hi, It is so true for any stationary PC, those ones that are glued to the desk. But...

    In the case of mobile/wireless laptops(notebooks), perhaps, better/other options are warranted.
     
  18. twl845

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    I used ZASS for quite a few years and became used to a slow boot up and a slow shut down. Shut downs were about 38 seconds. I eventually got smart and installed Comodo. Shut downs went to 19 seconds. I am trialing Online Armor at the moment, and it shuts down in 16 to 20 seconds.:D
     
  19. Wordward

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    I have used the current Online Armor Free beta and my boot times were very fast.
     
  20. Vettetech

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    You can edit your registry and make Windows shut down faster. My Windows XP shuts down in about 5 sec.:)
     
  21. Diver

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    Comodo 2.4, just leave the "block outbound connections while booting" option off (default).

    Actually most firewalls boot up fast, ZA is a major exception, but why boot so often, just suspend your system, then it starts up in a few seconds.
     
  22. Perman

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    Hi,

    Yes, you may be able to shorten window shut-down time considerably by means of registry manipulation or third party app. But the danger of losing critical data during this process is real.

    To my knowledge, normal window shut-down involves CSRSS.EXE and Winlogon .exe and the interchange of info/data between these two may play a very important role of deciding the time required for shut-down. Any forceful influence upon these two may cause irreversible consequence to system, resulting in an improper reboot. Be careful.
     
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    How fast are kerio and jetico etc?

    On my system ZA is, and always has been, extremely fast at boot up. The True Vector service starts up before just about anything, save for a few system files.

    Have a look at the start times on my screen shot and tell me how much better other FWs do.

    It's true that the ZA Client doesn't start until later, hence the tray icon is slow, but that is not giving protection, it is vsmon.exe that matters.
     

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  24. Vettetech

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    Wrong,wrong,wrong. I have had my computer like this for years with no problems. I dont store any important info on my pc anyways. Its for gaming and browsing. Never causeed 1 single problem nor does it affect my boot up.
     
  25. Perman

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    Hi,

    Lucky you.

    If you simply use your box for gaming and surfing, I would assume you have nothing important to protect. Then

    Your security setup could be nakedly striped down, this would hence speed up any system boot up.

    A side note for you, if I may. Consider to use vitalization app , such as returnil, or deepfreeze and firewall only. My neighbour just does that for his daily gaming and surfing routines.
     
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