Which Firewall?

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by whitedragon551, Aug 22, 2009.

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  1. whitedragon551

    whitedragon551 Registered Member

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    I currently use Comodo without Defense + on. I also use Avira Antivir. Im thinking about switching from Comodo to a lighter FW. I play alot of games and need as many resources as possible.

    Any others that are just at good at protection without being annoying?
    Any others have a user interface that is as easy and straight forward?
    Any others have ARP, SPI, etc detection?
    Any others have the ability to stealth ports that arent used?

    I have checked Matousec, but it doesnt give the answers Im looking for.
     
  2. JohnnyDollar

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    Are you wanting a free one?
     
  3. whitedragon551

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    Free would be fantastic, but for the right interface and options Ill consider pay.
     
  4. JohnnyDollar

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    I run Vistax64 like you, so it narrows your options. I use Comodo (firewall only) myself also, but am seriously considering trying out Look n Stop http://www.looknstop.com/En/index2.htm
    Private Firewall didn't work on my x64 rig. Jetico is light I think http://www.jetico.com/firewall-jetico-personal-firewall/ I am not sure if Outpost free is any lighter than Comodo with defense plus disabled.
     
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    Have you ever considered implementing the Microsoft Vista Ultimate two way firewall, or, at minimum, the inbound protection?


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    Not really. It does poorly in all reviews.
     
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    I have 3Gbs. It will take up to 4. I can send you my Paypal if you want. $40 sound good? I just havent dropped the money for it yet since I dont have it. Hence the reason free would be fantastic.

    Jetico doesnt really have a very nice, streamlined interface. Its rather ugly just look Look N Stop.
     
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    Do not go by reviews, go by your own experience.....try it.....if it is not to your satisfaction, then you know.


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  10. JohnnyDollar

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    They don't have an attractive gui. That vista x64 firewall control has a free and paid version. It's gui is extremely easy, not pretty but simple. It uses the same api as vista firewall, just makes it easier to control app access.
     
  11. JohnnyDollar

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    I agree with HKEY1952, Matousec puts those firewalls through a gauntlet of tests, and a lot of those tests do not pertain to what a pure firewall does. I think most people will tell you that Look n Stop is an excellent firewall for example, but look how poorly they do on Matousec.
     
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    This is a mix between security and the above mentioned things. Windows built in firewall doesnt cover security.

    What about Outpost Pro? Anyone have any info on the amount of resources that it uses?
     
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  13. JohnnyDollar

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    Private Firewall has a nice gui and is simple. The x64 version doesn't have a process monitor, which sounds like you don't want anyway. I couldn't get it to block access to anything on my x64 machine, but it may work on yours. If you have sp2 installed the memory usage is very low.
     
  14. JohnnyDollar

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    I think about the same as Comodo with defense plus turned off.
     
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    It most certainly does cover security, however, I will not try to convince you otherwise whitedragon551. I will only leave you with this:
    My test computer has no active or installed firewall or antivirus for over seven months now.....no problems, no attacks, fast computer, all behind an Firewall Router.
    For peace of mind, at least implement the Vista Firewall inbound protection.....have fun gamming!


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  16. JohnnyDollar

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    I would add this suggestion. If your games that you are playing are not online, then just disable your network connection then turn Comodo off and then play your game. That is of course if the game is not online. Other than that I don't know of any other firewalls other than what I have suggested for x64 Vista that come close to what you want.
     
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    Im going to give Agnitum Outpost Pro a try. I keep getting an error though at install along with an unsigned driver.
     
  18. JohnnyDollar

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    How did Outpost workout?
     
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    Im currently testing it. It has a nice interface. Fairly easy to use. Has a few more features than Comodo did.
     
  20. JohnnyDollar

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    I would have suggested it, but thought you wanted one lighter than that.
     
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    Maybe,PCTools is a good choice.But just PCTools 5.0.Because my friend used PCTools 6.0,and felt annoyed.
    6.0 is not stabler than 5.0.
     
  22. JohnnyDollar

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    Yeh but... PC Tools 5.0 isn't x64 compatible
     
  23. dell boy

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    may i ask what the problem with windows firewall is?
    if its not broken, dont fix it.
     
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    At this point, considering the OP was using Comodo with D+ turned off, he's not worried about a HIPS too much. I'd suggest Rising FW, to be honest. GUI is nice and clean, it works well, it's light, and no HIPS.
     
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    No problem, but since it's free, it doesn't need to advertise marketing gimmicks like "advanced" and "100%". As so, people feel less secure with it and view it as inferior.
     
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