Which Firewall?

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by Dregg Heda, Dec 13, 2008.

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  1. Dregg Heda

    Dregg Heda Registered Member

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    Im looking for a good firewall for Vista32. I'm thinking of getting something like Online Armor or a Firewall without HIPS + DefenseWall... any suggestions on whats good out there? Im not averse to running OA with the HIPS disabled + DefenseWall or any other firewall with DefenseWall in a similar manner. Just give me a rundown of the options open to me. Thanks.

    PS: anyone know when NOD32 v4 will be out? Whats its RAM usage like currently.
     
  2. AKAJohnDoe

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    I decided to stay with ZoneAlarm AV; however, this thread documents the others I was looking into, along with the suggestions of others.
     
  3. clocks

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    I like Comodo and PC Tools firewall.

    Regarding memory usage on NOD32 4beta , it was about 40+ meg(just the AV, not suite) for me. Not as light as I would have hoped.
     
  4. sded

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    I am using Online Armor with both Vista Ultimate and Vista Home Premium and am very happy with it. Initial release has a few small issues that are due to be fixed in a service release shortly. But to select a firewall, you should download the free trial copy and see if it suitable for the way you use your system. And be very careful about uninstalling one before trying another. Most all of them have both fans and anti-fans. ;)
     
  5. blacknight

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    It depends: if you like, as I like, to have an HIPS indipendent and different from the fw/av, take DW or another HIPS and Online Armor fw disabling his HIPS. If you haven't this requirement feel sure with Online Armor fw+HIPS.
     
  6. lordraiden

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    I like outpost firewall is one of the best
     
  7. mack_guy911

    mack_guy911 Registered Member

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    why dont you try online armor or outpost pro firewall :p
     
  8. Dregg Heda

    Dregg Heda Registered Member

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    DW seems to be having problems with its skin and I was wondering if you guys could suggest some other HIPs I could try out.
     
  9. Dregg Heda

    Dregg Heda Registered Member

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    Yea I had trouble running v3 on one of my systems as it consumed a similar amount of RAM.
     
  10. StevieE9

    StevieE9 Registered Member

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    Comodo Internet Security FW + Defense+ (with AV *not* installed) uses a tiny amount of RAM on XP and Vista.
    It's actually lighter now than it's ever been.
    The best in my opinion.
     
  11. acr1965

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    I have tried a few different ones on Vista Home Premium. I have a high speed modem with built in firewall on my desk top. But I have used the built in firewall in Vista, the firewall in KIS (Kaspersky), Sunbelt's firewall, Comodo, ZoneAlarm Pro from the giveaway a short while back and PC Tools.

    I have always went back to PC Tools.

    On my laptop I have Vista Basic and ZoneAlarm Pro. But I have a feeling I will be going back to PC Tools on it as well.
     
  12. firzen771

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    yep PC Tools FW has always been great for me.
     
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