Of FW's, AV, leak tests, terminations etc.,

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  1. jrspie

    jrspie Registered Member

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    Hi,
    I've been reading through some of this forum and am now far more confused than when I awoke this morning.
    I have a pc w/XP Home and SP2. I'm disabled and cannot aford to lose what I've got to some slime ball gaining access to my files or emails.
    I'm hooked to Verizon DSL. with Westell 327W box, and am currently trying NOD32 and Comodo FW.
    There has to be a point where security can really work properly. I tested Comodo last night ( newest version) and it was like a seive. It failed at least 4 tests. I should've written down which ones.
    NOD32 has a horrible interface and I still can't figure out what it does. Eset's site is not overflowing with simple everyday descriptions and instructions.
    So how do I at least come close to bullet proofing my pc.
    I've just installed Prevx about an hour ago. Used it once before and like it.
    Now I'd like to find a way to tighten the security on the Westell-I'll check their website.
    I need a FW that is fairly easy to use and that doesn't leak or self destruct.
    And I need an AV that will really do what it's supposed to.
    Hope some of you can help.
    Thanks,
    J.
     
  2. CJsDad

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    Jetico has been rated pretty high with regards to leak testing. But the program is not geared for a newbie. You will have to tinker and learn more about your system in order for Jetico to be effective. This website selected Kaspersky 6.0 and Ghost Security Suite as the overall "best choice" for firewall leak protection.

    http://www.firewallleaktester.com/reward_stats.htm
     
  4. WSFuser

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    Outpost (v4), Jetico, and Comodo (v2) all fare very well against leaktests, tho Jetico might not be as easy to use as the other two.
     
  5. Littlemutt

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    If Comodo is failing leak tests, why don't you visit 'their' forum and ask? They have plenty of helpful folks over there that can help you assess your problems with Comodo.
     
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    Hi, I have a westell modem/router through bellsouth (not the same model as yours) and I fail port scan tests. You can check comodo's logs to see if any ports were actually scanned or not.Most likely your modem is causing you to fail the tests.
     
  7. JerryM

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    Isn't it common for firewalls to fail the ping test when a router is used? I find that to be true for mine.

    Best,
    Jerry
     
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    Eldar Registered Member

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    On my router I can disable the ping, so I'll pass that test. :)
    Probably you can do it too on yours.
     

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    Comodo forums has a FAQ page for help setting up and usage...

    http://forums.comodo.com/index.php/topic,894.0.html

    and a forum page about leak tests...

    http://forums.comodo.com/index.php/board,55.0.html
     
  10. cprtech

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    I'm confident that if set up correctly, Comodo will pass leaktests near 100%. In fact, most of the minor issues I have encountered with Comodo cause it to be overprotective. The links Joliet Jake provided are good places to start.
     
  11. jrspie

    jrspie Registered Member

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    I thank all of you for your help.
    I've got Comodo working properly. No leaks and fully stealthed per GRC site.
    I've been trying NOD32. Blackspear's instructions were great.
    But I'm not experienced enough to have to write command line instructions just to schedule weekly or daily scans.
    Even Eset's help show how to do it without writing commands but what they show isn't to be found in their product.
    Again, thanks.
    J.
     
  12. cprtech

    cprtech Registered Member

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    Good to see jrspie! I would agree that NOD does not have the most intuitive interface, but it is a fantastic antivirus. Amongst its numerous strengths, it seems to always co-exist beautifully with other security applications, including Comodo.
     
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