Securpoint Free personal Firewall - Comments??

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by tosbsas, Jul 8, 2004.

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  1. tosbsas

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  2. Blackcat

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    Since the Personall firewall is FREE, it may be worth checking it out.

    Thanks for the headsup, Tosbsas. Anyone taking it for a spin?
     
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    I just installed it and connected to the net using the "simple" mode (application based not rule based).

    Results:
    1)In Shields up 2 ports closed ,not stealthed
    2)Very high CPU usage (38% max of my Athlon XP 2500+.My previous firewall uses about 3%max).RAM usage also in the upper limits (30+ MB).
    3)KAV's kavsvc.exe asked for permission outgoing,but the alert window instead showed neither application name nor application path,but only the PID (852).I had to look the task manager and find which application corresponded to that pid.

    Uninstalling it.Pitty though,on papers,it seemes a nice firewall and after reading their online manual it is also using very easy language for newbies.

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    Kavscv.exe identified only by PID
     

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    Shields UP result
     

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    BTW,the registration form is IMHO way demanding,asking for phone number,fax,street and permission for the user's data to be used commercially if i well remember.Specially for a non "well known" product.I hope i won't have to use my anti-spam list soon.
     
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    I would also have liked very much,in the screen with permission to applications,a more "a la ZA" disposition ,with the ability to deny or permit server rights to that application too.

    Also in the application mode,it would have been nice a per session permission.Now if you permit something,it means "all times".I don't like that.
     
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    Good posts, Hyperion. I think I will pass on this firewall ;)
     
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    Well BlackCat, you know how many programmes are,sometimes they work well on a system ,sometimes on another.

    On mine it doesn't work well,although i think that has great potential for newbie users,because it uses the simplest vocabulary i 've seen till now and also warns the newbies not to activate the "expert" mode (rule based) if they don't know what they 're doing..But maybe in another person's system it will have better luck.Also in their website they have a .pdf manual where you can get a very good idea of the sections since they have many screenshots.

    My PC runs on Win XP Sp1a fully patched,Athlon XP 2500+,768 MB DDR RAM.I uninstalled the previous firewall,restarted,used registry cleaner, installed this one,restarted,connected to the net.Only applications that were running using the net were Firefox,a mail notifier,KAV and svchost of course.And my setup is pretty clean because i formatted 2 weeks ago.Well...
     
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    There another example of why i think that newbies would love this firewall:

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=138231&stc=1

    While i didn't like the fact that i see a generic "allowed" (i would have prefered a separation between client and server rights),a newbie or the usual grandmother who doesn't know what server rights are ,would love this.
     
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    I tried this firewall also and uninstalled it after I seen how much resources it used. It's a shame maybe they'll fix this.
     
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    Tried the program, however, during the install where you have to register, even though I deselected their 'do I want to be contacted etc' I have received a lot of spam emails to-day :mad:

    So beware. Uninstall was very good though :D
     
  14. Hyperion

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    Yep,it was the part that worked best for me too :D


    Anyway,i haven't seen a rise of spam on my pc.I got the usual amount till now...I had deselected the box too.
     
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    Only works for...
    # Windows Server 2003
    # Windows 2000 Professional
    # Windows XP Professional
    # Windows XP Home
    # or higher versions
     
  16. notageek

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    Not much spam here. The uninstall went smooth for me also.
     
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