Good x64 firewall which is lightweight.

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by shadek, Mar 21, 2010.

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  1. shadek

    shadek Registered Member

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    I am currently looking into firewalls. I've tried these:

    Comodo Firewall+
    PC Tools Firewall
    Private Firewall
    Look N Stop Firewall


    I find all of them to be very good, but I can't tell which runs most smoothly. I want a lightweighted firewall that doesn't take up much computer resources. What are your experiences with these firewalls? I'm in need of a hint here as this is the only computer (at my home) without a software firewall (the others are protected by NIS 2010. :)

    P.S. Please refrain from bashing and flaming certain vendors. I just want to hear your experiences.
     
  2. IBadget

    IBadget Registered Member

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    Comodo Firewall would be appropriate if you care to have a HIPS for x64.
     
  3. Comodo Firewall deff. Only taking up 6MB ram at the moment. :) Which includes Firewall, HIPS, Sandbox.
     
  4. codylucas16

    codylucas16 Registered Member

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    I'm liking PC Tools firewall. Running on only 8mb of ram. It's nice and smooth. No hiccups so far.
     
  5. shadek

    shadek Registered Member

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    Comodo caused me some serious trouble today. My games froze and some even refused to start (screen went black and couldn't even do the good old ctrl + alt + del). Furthermore, I couldn't close/minimize MSN/Skype to tray.

    I did a few leaktests (http://www.pcflank.com/pcflankleaktest.htm and http://www.grc.com/lt/leaktest.htm) with PCTools firewall and it didn't even pass those tests. Comodo did but caused too much problems.

    I am thinking Look N Stop... seems to be my only option.
     
  6. King Grub

    King Grub Registered Member

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    Or the Windows firewall? Especially since you are behind a firewalled router, as well. Do you want/need HIPS?
     
  7. shadek

    shadek Registered Member

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    I'd like HIPS and an outbound firewall... but then again, I have never been infected with malware in my entire life and I just started using AV two years ago. Meh, you're right, I'll not use firewall/HIPS other than Windows'.

    Thanks for your input.
     
  8. zip

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    I like ZoneAlarm and Windows 7 (& Vista) Firewall Control.

    Links in my sig.;)
     
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