NetVeda SafetyNet 3.61 = BSOD

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  1. WaterWall

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    I just tried NetVeda SafetyNet 3.61 (downloaded today) on Windows 2000 sp4.

    After reboot and logon, it displayed a configuration screen. After setting some options, I launched Opera 8.5. I got some alerts regarding DNS and web access to which I selected "always allow". Then, boom! BSOD variety which I've never ever seen before: a device driver has corrupted the executive memory pool.

    I'm trying Fileseclab next but am a bit concerned about reports of constant cpu usage I've seen in these forums.
     
  2. Kerodo

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    Filseclab is a nice little rule based firewall. The cpu usage is the only real annoyance I found with it, but give it a try and see how it works on your machine. Here is used about 3-6% consistently, with spikes up to about 10%.
     
  3. rdsu

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    I already tried NetVeda sometimes and never have a BSOD. It runs great...
    Like Kerodo said, Filseclab is nice, but the cpu usage isn't great and it doesn't stealth your inbound connection...
     
  4. Arup

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    V_C,

    Filseclab fully stealthed my inbound connections, almost everyone else who tested it passed Shields Up with flying colors.
     
  5. Kerodo

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    VC, I have to say also that Filseclab stealthed me ok here. Not sure what your situation is however..
     
  6. rdsu

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    If you didn't change the rule #12, the tests on Sygate will fail, and on GRC the port 0 and 80 are closed instead of stealth, because this firewall didn't lead well with programs that use transparent proxies, like Ad Muncher, and the port 0 I don't know I...

    Besides, I don't like the CPU usage of it, and since the program only be updated on June 2006...
     
  7. Arup

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    Avast webshield and mail scanner are transparent proxy and even when using them I had no stealth problems.
     
  8. rdsu

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    I know, but the firewall should works with all the programs, like the others that I used...
     
  9. Arup

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    V_C,

    Every firewall which has app control has issues,hard to find one that doesn't, the only ones that don't have any is simple packet filters like CHX and Ghost.:)
     
  10. rdsu

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    I agree with, they are excellent :)
     
  11. pcalvert

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    This does not surprise me. Sporadic BSODs were the main reason that I dumped NetVeda SafetyNet.

    Phil
     
  12. Arup

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    NetVeda is long overdue for an update and so is Jetico.
     
  13. pcalvert

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    Just thought I'd post a follow-up to this. Earlier this year I installed NetVeda Safety.Net on a pristine Windows 98SE system. So far, I have not seen any BSODs, so the problem I had in the past with NetVeda Safety.Net was probably due to a "dirty" system.

    Phil
     
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