WebRoot Firewall 5.8 Input

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by IceCube1010, May 25, 2009.

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  1. IceCube1010

    IceCube1010 Registered Member

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    Hi

    Just some input on anyone using this firewall/hips. I have used the other big 3 firewall/hips combos and think there great but anyone use this product and experience with it? Please no flames just looking for some info.

    thanks
    Ice
     
  2. gery

    gery Registered Member

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    no one used ever?
     
  3. Fly

    Fly Registered Member

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    In the past (not sure about this version) the Webroot firewall used to have a memory leak. Not sure if that's still the case.

    Have you read Webroot's privacy policy/EULA ? (ask.com ??)
     
  4. IceCube1010

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    Yeah. It's an optional install. I notice more and more software vendors that have free software are bundling in ask.com and other toolbars. Fortunately for the consumer you have the option of not installing it. I was wondering the performance end of it and basic protection since it has the neat hips feature with it. I guess not many members are using this firewall. It's a shame because it seems good but would like some feedback.

    Ice
     
  5. JohnnyDollar

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    I have used it and thought that it was a good firewall. It is pretty intuitive. There is a hotfix I believe for the memory leak, you will have to search for it but I have seen the link posted in this forum, so it shouldn't be hard to find. Except for the memory leak I liked the firewall. It is Privacyware's Firewall rebranded and Private Firewall has a good reputation I believe. I didn't like the splash screen at windows startup and couldn't disable that. As far as free firewalls go, I would consider it as one of the better ones out there. You don't hear it talked about here a lot I am not sure why.
     
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