McAfee Firewall

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by awsomaha, Aug 19, 2005.

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  1. awsomaha

    awsomaha Registered Member

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    I was wondering if anybody heard anything about McAfee's firewall. My company just recently purchased numerous licesense for it and was wondering what issues I'm going to be running into or what *gulp* any added features I might find, tia.
     
  2. Chuck57

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    My wife runs McAfee and won't use anything else. She has a small online business doing graphics art and some web design. She's never had a problem of any sort with McAfee firewall, and the antivirus has saved her quite a few times. I don't know what it is about gamers and graphics arts types but they seem to enjoy spreading viruses to the competition.

    She will only use McAfee firewall and antivirus.

    Now, she is no antivirus or firewall expert but both work for her in real world situations.
     
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    I've been using McAfee Personal Firewall Plus for close to a month now. I got it free through Comcast. I like it alot. My only gripe is that it is version 6.1.6144 and I believe they have version 7 now. I thought it would upgrade to version 7, but it hasn't. I guess since I'm getting it free, I shouldn't complain too much. ;) :)
     
  5. Atomic_Ed

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    I have used it for awhile and really liked it alot. It was a very nice PF IMO and the visual trace feature really cool. However it won't run on x64 XP so I gave it to my wife and she likes it as well. When they release an x64 version I will be buying it no doubt.
     
  6. trojan

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    mcafee is the worst firewall i have ever used get outpost 2.7 or sygate or even kerio or zonealrm before you consider :eek: mcafee :eek:
     
  7. JRCATES

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    NO, McAfee is NOT the worst firewall ever...not even close.

    Perhaps it didn't satisfy Trojan for some reason, but there are countless independent testing results from non-partisan participants that will confirm and validate that those assessments are untrue. McAfee's Personal Firewall Plus always test very highly, and is one of the more highly regarded firewalls available according to several reputable sources.

    The best thing to do is to do a Google search for articles, web-sites and independent tester reviews regarding the McAfee firewall. But asking users of OTHER competing products in a non-McAfee forum is tantamount to asking for biased and unflattering opinions while having some shameless promotions for other competing products thrown into the mix......
     
  8. trojan

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    i hear mcafee firewall comes free to aol users now that makes me feel safe have you personaly tested mcafee against leaktests,sygate,pcflank,grc etc look into it some more and you will find mcafee is way behind infact a suitable partner for aol :-* get outpost or sygate
     
  9. JRCATES

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    Yes, Trojan....I have personally tested McAfee with all of the leak tests and it scored perfect in all tests. I have used it for a while now, have it configured properly and it has done an excellent job of doing exactly what a firewall is supposed to do. I don't know about AOL because I do not and never have used it, but McAfee comes pre-installed on several high quality and reputable machines these days (i.e. - DELL, for example). I'm simply trying to give some good advice and not use the opportunity to rip a product while shamelessly plugging another one, and that's why I am recommending for anyone who is interested to check out unbiased independent testing results from various web-sites and see what the reviewers and testers have to say. I'm confident they will have a differing opinion and experience from yours'......
     
  10. hollywoodpc

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    JRCates .
    Take it easy . Why would you tell someone that it is NOT ? He said , " i have ever used " . Ease up a bit
     
  11. Atomic_Ed

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    Yes I have also tested with all the leaktests as well. What your spewing on here is absolutely not true. Mcafee PFP is one of the best out there and frankly based on your comments I seriously doubt you have ever even used it yourself.
     
  12. bigc73542

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    I have used McAfee firewall off and on for years and it works excellent. as a matter of fact it is one of only two PC firewalls certified by ICSA, the other is Norton personal firewall.
     
  13. trojan

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    McAfee comes pre-installed on several high quality and reputable machines these days (i.e. - DELL, for example) <<<< now this part thats a joke right norton also comes installed on dell pc's i fail to see the point your trying to make
    are you going to arguee that mcafee is better than outpost?? dell computers also come preinstalled with aol are you sure your being truthfull :D
     
  14. Atomic_Ed

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    I'm quite sure you have never even used this product before.
     
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    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    Gentlemen The snide personal inferences need to stop or I will close this thread. lets keep on topic ( mcafee firewall)

    bigc
     
  16. trojan

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    how do you come to that conclusion because i disagree with you lol now thats just silly why on earth would i say i dont like it if i have not even used it now thats so dumb why would anyone "pretend to use a software" PLEASE EXPLAIN THIS
    as i said its the worst i have ever used thats my view not yours except that everyone doesn't share your views and disagree instead of making silly comments like I'm quite sure you have never even used this product before again i would use outpost sygate and kerio before mcafee :-*
     
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    no, because I haven't used Outpost so I can't comment or make the comaprison....but even if I had, the thread starter asked about McAfee...NOT Outpost, Sygate, or any other firewall.

    True, but as soon as I received my Dell computer, I uninstalled AOL...so no, I have never used it ;)
     
  18. JRCATES

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    You're being redundant now. You've given your sales pitches for Sygate, Outpost, and Kerio while blasting McAfee a few times now. Unless you're just wanting to get the last word in, everyone reading this thread should know where you stand on this by now.
     
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    Enough Gentlemen, you will not be warned again.

    Blackspear
     
  20. trojan

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    peace
     
  21. The Maxx

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    You heard right. But I believe AOL has two versions of McAfee Firewall. One is free and isn't suppose to be all that great. The other cost a few bucks a month and is suppose to be really good.
     
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    I don't like it personally because McAfee needs ActiveX - that big Ms security hole and that's a showstopper for me. Outside of that, everything I've read has been positive.

    Regards - Charles
     
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    McAfee PFP 7, along with VS 10 and Privacy Service, are offered free to Comcast customers also. Since I am one, I decided to give PFP 7 a try along with VS 10. They are all full featured apps.

    I ran PFP 7 through all the tests, and it performed great. It runs lighter than Zone Alarm. On my computer anyway. I have used Outpost Pro, and PFP 7 runs smoother on my computer. Outpost always seemed a little quirky. That's just me. Your experience with Outpost may be different. To make a long story short, I think PFP 7 is an excellent firewall.
     
  24. Fam Money

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    For the last few weeks I've been on the search for a replacement for Kerio 2.15. I've just recently used McAfee PF(Comcast customer) and it's not a bad firewall.

    There were to features that it was missing that made uninstall it.
    1. I can't remeber the name of this feature but Kerio was flexible in that I could allow program A to connect to Site B using the IP and disallow connections to Site C using the IP as well.
    2. When a program was asking to connect to the net the firewall told me which program it was but not where it was trying to connect to.

    Those two were the deal breakers especially number 1. I also didn't like that McAfee Security Center.
     
  25. FatalChaos

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    Anyone have opinions as to how heave mcafee is?
     
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