Get Comodo 4 firewall or stick with eset 4 firewall?

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by securreten, May 16, 2010.

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  1. securreten

    securreten Registered Member

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    I'm already using eset security 4 and I'm thinking of adding newest comodo 4 firewall to my setup instead of the eset firewall. Is it worth it? I'm trying to better secure my system so I'm willing to put up with annoyences.

    On comodo's site it says sys req are 128mb ram but how much it actually consumes? Older machine here.

    I've tried comodo firewall 3 in the past and like some of its features like blocking certain files and the way it nags me constantly if app is trying to use the keyboard for example.

    While eset 4 will generally ask you once, allow this app to run/go online and then its free to pillage.

    From trying out comodo firewall gives the impression that it's more safe with its constant nags etc... But does hassling=security? I'd like to hear opinions on this. For me security is primary on this system but do I get extra security by adding comodo firewall? If yes, does that extra security justify yet another security app especially on bit older machine? Discuss.

    From a strictly technical point, if I want to install comodo 4 firewall what features in eset 4 do I need to disable before I install comodo (besides eset firewall obv). I've had problems when adding comodo on top in the past, I think I had to reinstall eset 4 to make it work again.
     
  2. doktornotor

    doktornotor Registered Member

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    You should uninstall ESS and install EAV instead. (License key will work for this "downgrade".) You also should NOT install the AV part of CIS obviously.

    As for the other question here, none of those would be my choice, so leaving this to others.
     
  3. kjdemuth

    kjdemuth Registered Member

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    If you want a chatty firewall/HIP, go try malware defender. It has a firewall and HIP. Alot of folks here use it and you can get as complex as you want with it. I also think that it is fairly light. You should definitly uninstall comodo's AV and use Eset's
     
  4. ace55

    ace55 Registered Member

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    Comodo should only hassle you while it is learning new programs. If you receive a new alert for a program you use often and hasn't changed in a while, its either you downloading a .exe or performing some other such operation, in which case you should allow it without remembering, or that program is being exploited and you should obviously block.

    It all depends on your knowledge. If you can set up granular rules for the applications already on your system and any new ones you install in the future AND interpret any alerts received while using those applications, I would say you do get extra security by adding comodo.

    If this sounds ilke too much work, add Sandboxie instead!
     
  5. Noob

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    Go for Comodo, remember to disable D+ if you wont need the HIPS part or find it too annoying :D
     
  6. securreten

    securreten Registered Member

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    What do these mean?

    Whenever comodo establishes connection I get 3 popups. First one named "boot smth", second one named "name smth" and third one named "dns smth".

    Can I get more details about what are these and why are the alerts seperate? I kinda figured I need the first and third one enabled or connection doesnt work.

    I have vague idea of what dns is and I guess the first one establishes the connection. What's the second one for?
     
  7. icr

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    The choice of firewalls depends on your computer usage if you are a simple surfer and just internet for checking mails, online games and other normal stuffs then I would suggest to use the eset firewall that is more than enough for you. But if you want more responsive firewall or you have to manually configure the rules then I would suggest comodo's firewall:)
     
  8. cgeek

    cgeek Registered Member

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    Re: What do these mean?

    DNS is "Domain Name Server"


    I have no idea what the other services are. Maybe you should ask at their forums.
     
  9. doktornotor

    doktornotor Registered Member

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    Re: What do these mean?

    B/c Comodo is that stupid? :rolleyes: A screenshot would help, since I dont' recall anything about "boot smth" or "name smth" from my CIS experience.
     
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