How is McAfee for a firewall?

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  1. cheater87

    cheater87 Registered Member

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    I got it for 3 years on my computer. How is it? I have used Zone alarm on my main computer and i noticed it blocked more stuff then McAfee does in a day. Nothing got in so far since i have it set up to tight security. But i noticed that zone alarm blocks more.
     
  2. Stem

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    Hi cheater87,

    I would ask: is ZA blocking more,.. or just reporting / logging more?


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    blocked
     
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    Hi cheater87,
    Please explain. Do you mean blocked connections/packets by ZA are being allow by McAfee? (sorry, but I have never use McAfee, so just asking)

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    i mean zone alarm has block a LOT more then Mcafee i have mcafee on my laptop and zone alarm on the PC. Do you think it could be becausse the PC gets more use?
     
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    Could you please give examples of what ZA is blocking and Macafee is not(or not reporting).
     
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    access attemps
     
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    So Mcafee is allowing access?. I would very much doubt that, could you please give examples from the ZA logs of the access attemps that are being blocked by ZA, but are being allowed by Mcafee.
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    mcafee is doing a good job it hasn't let anything in but im just saying that zone alarm has blocked a lot more inbound events then mcafee.
     
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    As others have suggested, I suspect this is just a matter of ZA having more extensive logging than McAfee. :)
     
  11. cheater87

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    so mcafee is fine?
     
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    yes. im guessing ur looking at ZA's counter for blocked attacks?
     
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    yup i am
     
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    I really don't like that counter. It's just ZA's way of patting itself on the back. Every little squeek gets counted as an intrusion attempt.
     
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    so im safe with zone alarm on tight security im kinda paranoid of spyware and stuff
     
  16. WSFuser

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    ZA will make ur computer secure but a rules-based firewall would provide even more control and security.
     
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    cheater87 Registered Member

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    and mcafee is rules based?
     
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    i dont know.
     
  19. Stem

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    This is an application firewall, with 3 rules for application access:-
    Allow Full Access: Allow an application full Internet access.
    Outbound Access Only: Allow an application outbound Internet access only.
    Block This Application: Disallow an application Internet access.
     
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    What version of Mcafee are we talking about
     
  21. Stem

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    From my post: 7.1.113.3
     
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