Gave up on Tinywall

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by jlg, Sep 21, 2017.

  1. bjm_

    bjm_ Registered Member

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    @jlg , @imuade Yes, I've since moved on to Windows Firewall Control. Thanks
     
  2. Tarantula

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    Tinywall is great. All the HIPS walls could make your computer unresponsive in some scenarios. Try to start a full screen game with Private Firewall on max settings. Comodo is similar. It protects you but at what cost? So I prefer the no pop-up approach:

     
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    Copyright (c) 2011-2017 Károly Pados, tinywall [at] pados.hu
     
  4. Infected

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    Never had a problem with Comodo blocking anything while playing a game. It has a quiet setting also..
     
  5. Rasheed187

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    Yes it's pretty good, it also introduced me to the "no pop-up" approach. But I only like this approach when it comes to outbound connections alerts. To auto-block everything is not recommended, for example, HIPS will alert about registration of services and drivers, if you auto-block that then app install might fail.
     
  6. Tarantula

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    Tinywall has no capability to block registration of services and drivers. All it can do is prevent connection.
     
  7. Tarantula

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    Well, I said "similar", not "the same". It could virtualize part of a program while it starts and freeze your computer. It could prevent some drivers from loading on startup. Happened to me with 2 of the latest versions. It could do much harm. Yes, Comodo is solid, but too intrusive. I used to like it when I was testing malware behavior as a hobby, but don't like it much for everyday use on a multimedia PC.
     
  8. Rasheed187

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    Yes I know, I just wanted to point out that the "auto-block" approach isn't suitable for everything.
     
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