Highly compatible combos' of secure AV + Strong Firewall

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  1. Feandur

    Feandur Registered Member

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    The issue of the inadequacy of Internet Security suite firewalls has been raised by the generally "bad" comments that av-comparatives.org has made recently about the firewalls which are packaged with AV's in their summary rap-up report of IS / AV products for 2012.

    While the AV component may be good / adequate the firewall component of an IS package seems much less satisfactory straight out of the box. See report here...

    http://www.av-comparatives.org/comparativesreviews/summary-reports/253-summary-report-december-2012

    Most Internet Security 2013 products had default Inbound firewall settings that allowed the PC to be Pinged, Controlled by Remote Desktop, and File Sharing to be accessed.

    Soooo, I think back to the old days where the likes of Zone Alarm, Norton, etc were considered good firewall makers. Sometimes, like Norton, they were also adequate AV makers.

    In this context maybe their needs to be, yet another, thread on compatible mixes of very robust good firewalls with very good AVs

    To start off may I suggest: -

    EAM + OA [EAM did not respond well to Private firewall in my earlier testing, but is magic with OA]

    Avast + Outpost [as per announcement here...http://www.agnitum.com/news/2012-12-06-agnitum-firewall-technology-avast.php

    - cheers,
    feandur
     
  2. VectorFool

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    I have found these combinations very compatible

    Comodo Firewall-- Avira Antivirus
    -----------------Emsisoft Antimalware
    -----------------Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2013
    -----------------Kaspersky Antivirus 2013


    Outpost Firewall Pro-- Bitdefender AntiVirus Plus 2013
    ---------------------Emsisoft AntiMalware
     
  3. Feandur

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    thanks VectorFool :thumb:


    Anyone out there with experience of good stable combos of firewall and AV .....

    Online Armor free firewall;
    zone alarm free firewall;
    windows 7 and 8 inbuilt firewalls, ??

    - cheers,
    feandur


    PS: After reading this post by Beethoven1770......
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=2128974&postcount=18.....I wonder, when installing Avast free, that the web shield component - whatever that is - should be avoided [not installed] to best avoid firewall conflicts generally.
     
  4. flamerz

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    my actual config works fine, but install outpost before the other tools.
     
  5. ichito

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    Tested on XP SP3 and Win7 32-bit - withoud truobles
    - firewalls: OA, Privatefirewall, PCtools, Rising, Outpost Free, Look'n'Stop and only on XP: Filseclab. Kerio 2.1.5 and NedVeda
    - AV in real-time: Avast, Kingsoft (KPCD and cloud AV), Panda CAV, Rising, MSE, WSA
    I don't tested many AV's and not always in all configurations with FW but most of them was stable.
     
  6. Nebulus

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    From my experience on WinXP SP3, this is what works perfectly:
    - Kerio 2.1.5 + Avast 6/7, Avira or AVG
    - Comodo Firewall (5.10) + Avira
    - Comodo Firewall (5.10) + Avast 6 (there are some issues with 7).
     
  7. The Seeker

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    Windows Firewall + Webroot SecureAnywhere (whose firewall handles outbound connections).
     
  8. digmor crusher

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    I use Avast and OA, absolutely no problems.
     
  9. Taliscicero

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    I have never had a compatibility problem with any AV/FW. You need to remove the traces of previous programs and put the AV/FW on each others white list. Not that hard.
     
  10. NormanF

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    Zone Alarm AV + Firewall.

    AV has Kaspersky engine.

    Zone Alarm's own OS Firewall is robust and secure.
     
  11. woomera

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    i have had these setups in past which were really good with no issues:

    CFW + Kaspersky AV / Emsisoft-AM / Bitdefender AV

    i never had a good experience with OA, really dunno why others do!? i have experienced BSOD's and hangups while using OA. i have tried both v5 and v6.

    as for Outpost its the same as Bitdefender. it pormpts for removal of many other security related apps when trying to install so according to the owner its very incompatible with other products though i have managed to make it work with bitdefender and EAM just fine.
     
  12. The Red Moon

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    I used OA and avast with no problems.Seems to be one of the only free firewalls that avast does not have an issue with.:doubt:
     
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    Look 'n' Stop + NOD32 for years without any problems (XP, Win 7 32-bit, Win 7 64-bit, Win 8 64-bit).
     
  14. The Red Moon

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    Im using KIS 2013.
    I connect to the internet via a usb mobile broadband dongle and ive observed that when using comodo v6 i was experiencing connection issues.In previous versions i was not having these problems.
    With kaspersky my connection has been 100%.
    The kaspersky firewall is built differently to most others and they do not stealth the ports by default.:cool:
     
  15. VectorFool

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    Comodo FW v6 has some issues with Bitdefender AntiVirus Plus 2013

    if you happen to install BDAV 2013 and Comodo v6, all chromium based browsers would fail to work, which i think is a Sandboxing incompatibility issue.
    also there were some unexplained system slowdowns

    However Comodo FW v5.12 is fabulously compatible with BDAV 2013, and all Chromium browsers work as they should
    just disable Comodo Sandbox
    the system feels snappier and uses much less resources than it did with Comodo v6 (which is quite surprising)
     
  16. JRCATES

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    ESET NOD32 and Outpost Firewall Pro have worked together flawlessly over the past two to three years on my Windows XP machine. Before that, Online Armor and NOD32 worked together extremely well also.
     
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    EAM + OAP for me
     
  18. aztony

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    The firewall + A/V setup that worked best for me...

    Privatefirewall & AVG
    Privatefirewall & Avast (up until version 7 of Avast)
     
  19. JRCATES

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    Hi VectorFool....1) how long ago, and 2) for how long (total) did you run these two together? What versions of Outpost and Windows were you running? Also, did you experience ANY problems or slow downs, etc., of any kind?
     
  20. VectorFool

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    Hi JRCATES
    i ran Outpost Firewall 8 and BDAV 2013 on Win 7 this February 2013,
    while Outpost and BDAV are entirely compatible and i have not faced any glaring issues (issues like replicated drivers, sandbox incompatibility etc), i have to admit that i only ran the Combo for less than 2 weeks as i could not make my transition from Comodo Firewall to Outpost Firewall.
    I could not create rules to allow a program to execute freely within my PC with full access while at the same time blocking it wholly from the internet. (yes i run some lesser known programs and new code)
    everything was counter-intuitive for me
     
  21. IvoShoen

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    Great luck with OA free and Avira free.
     
  22. JRCATES

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    Thank you for that info....sounds like a combination worthy of serious consideration :thumb:
     
  23. Antimalware18

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    I have used Avast free 7 and 8 with Comodo firewall 5 and 6 with absolutely no issues (despite a Incompatibility) extremely light and effective.
     
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