R-Firewall ?? Anybody use this thing?

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  1. acr1965

    acr1965 Registered Member

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    Is anyone using this free firewall? The web site looks like they try to get you to purchase their R-guard as a companion. But SSM looks like it could do the trick as well. Any reviews would be appreciated.
    Thanks.

    http://www.r-firewall.com/
     
  2. duke1959

    duke1959 Very Frequent Poster

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    There are a few old reviews on this Firewall, some favorable and some not. It would be nice to know if a newer version of it is out and is any good. The website makes it sound promising, but I wouldn't install it until one the resident guru's way in and gives the ok.
     
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    I only know this company from their product 'R-STUDIO', which is one of the best undelete/file-recovery applications out there. Can't say anything regarding their firewall.
     
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    Some user-reviews can be found here.
     
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    waters Registered Member

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    How light is it
     
  6. Stem

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    Hello all,

    I thought I had posted info on this firewall. I do not think it as been updated (for quite some time). But I will re-install to re-check my earlier findings.
     
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    Stem Firewall Expert

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    3 processes in total:-
    R-firewall.exe(main prg) 9,664k (peak 11,000k)
    R-Protectstudio(UI) 11,000K (only active when UI showing)
    RTT-CRC-service(new module(dll) detection) 1,946K

    So without UI active, currently using 12,000-15,000k
    With UI active using around 24,000k
     
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    I am surprised to find, considering that there is a check on loading modules into running internet active programs, that there is no check on the actual program that gain internet access. It fails the leaktest 1.2, there is not even a check by this firewall as to the location of an application.

    R-Firewall certainly needs an updtate, I installed v1.05.53, if anyone knows of a later build, let me know.
     
  9. KDNeese

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    I tried it and uninstalled it fairly soon afterward. My perception was that it was real buggy and very unstable; not a polished product like other free firewalls that are available. Has been awhile, so can't remember many more particulars, but didn't feel it lived up to what was claimed on it's website.
     
  10. Stem

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    Hi KDNeese,

    I didn`t find it unstable on my setup, but certainly a little buggy.
     
  11. KDNeese

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    I guess what I mean by unstable is that it just didn't seem to work right and at times seemed to have a mind of its own. One thing I do remember is that it couldn't keep the rules in order. I would create rules, place then in the order I wanted, then it would arbitrarily change the order, ending up in an app being blocked as a result. Or, I would create a rule, and the rule simply wouldn't take effect. For example, wouldn't let my NOD32 update no matter what permissions were created. I tried playing with it for about a half a day until I gave up in frustration trying to get the thing to work.
     
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    Thanks for the help. I'd say it's safe to pass on this one for a while yet.
     
  13. acr1965

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    Well my curiosity got the better of me with this one and I tried it anyway. BIG MISTAKE!! After trying the free Outpost firewall (and getting the BSOD) I decided to give the R-firewall a shot. It ran fine for a while but then my computer shut down suddenly. The cause was the R-firewall which on reboot actually opened my Outlook for an email to be sent to them about what just happened. So the email is sent off and then it came back as undeliverable:

    "Your message did not reach some or all of the intended recipients.

    Subject: 53 NT/5.01/2600/SP2: Blue screen
    Sent: 3/24/2007 8:43 PM

    The following recipient(s) could not be reached:

    'R-tt support' on 3/24/2007 8:43 PM
    None of your e-mail accounts could send to this recipient."


    That was two BSOD's in a row from two firewalls. Back to Comodo for me.
     
  14. guysmilie

    guysmilie Registered Member

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    Total crap. Caused XP sp2 to crash repeatedly. I can't imagine why anyone would use this when other free, stable fw's are available that are updated regularly ect.

    Guy.
     
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