Laptop firewall choice

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by cozumel, May 25, 2009.

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  1. cozumel

    cozumel Registered Member

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    Hi.

    I haven't used a software firewall for a few years now but need to as I have bought a laptop for work and may be using it in cafes, stations etc etc.

    Will something like Outpost Firewall Pro 2009 with ESET NOD32 Antivirus provide me with adequate protection? (This is assuming I setup Outpost correctly lol :D ).

    Is there a better choice of firewall for use on a laptop?

    The firewall will need to run on 64-bit Vista Business and I do not want any resource-hungry 'bloatware' suites slowing down my system and reducing my productivity.

    Thanks in advance for any advice given
     
  2. Zyrtec

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    Hey there,

    I use Eset NOD32 4.0 as my AV on my main computer at home and I run it alongside with ZoneAlarm Pro v. 8.0.298 and I haven't noticed any slowdowns with this combination.

    I'm using Windows Vista Business with SP-1 with 2GB RAM and a Core 2 Duo processor. Altough, I'm running the 32-bit version of that OS.

    Hope this helps.

    Regards,

    Carlos
     
  3. AKAJohnDoe

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    You will need to validate what will and what will not work on the 64 bit OS.

    I find ZAAV (ZoneAlarm AntiVirus) works for me on 32 bit Vista.
     
  4. Someone

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    What's wrong with Windows Firewall?
     
  5. demoneye

    demoneye Registered Member

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    what good about it? :D
     
  6. AKAJohnDoe

    AKAJohnDoe Registered Member

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    Actually, the Windows firewall is quite good. And on Vista it has an outbound component not present on the XP version. It is not the easiest to configure though.
     
  7. m00nbl00d

    m00nbl00d Registered Member

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    And, that's exactly the problem. Not to mention that Windows firewall, that I know of, won't allow to block access to specific domains/IPs.

    I just think that Windows firewall should evolve a little bit.
     
  8. tipstir

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    I use the same stuff on all system listed below my sign.. No issues..
     
  9. AKAJohnDoe

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    I uninstalled ZAAV the other night and am now running a 30-day trial of Online Armor Personal Firewall.
     
  10. mack_guy911

    mack_guy911 Registered Member

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    yea its a great combo

    outpost pro + nod32 please carry on :D
     
  11. Mem

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    Vista and Win 7 firewall do allow custom outbound rules and there you can block specific IP's. But it would help many if MS included an additional application based approach to allowing/blocking programs-something like Vista Firewall Control.
     
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