Your opinion of Online Armor Personal Firewall

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by ratchet, Nov 25, 2007.

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  1. solcroft

    solcroft Registered Member

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    Install Mode in Comodo provides next to no protection. You might as well turn off the HIPS in OA when installing software, instead of switching to Comodo just for this mode.
     
  2. Fuzzfas

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    Exactly. Classical HIPS are perfect for "stable" setups. Meaning you only install programs sparingly. If you are a program junkie trying new programs, sooner or later, you will get the habbit of using installation mode. As long as you install clean applications, all is fine. But if by habbit, you install something not so secure, you will never know what hit you.

    That's why i changed to Sandboxie and Threatfire. They aren't as perfect as a classical HIPS, but you don't have to enter "learning mode" when installing stuff.
     
  3. Bunkhouse Buck

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    OA was not stable on my system and I uninstalled it. In addition, OA slowed down my system. I like Comodo 3 and I would stay with that. I use it with Avira and it is very light and offers powerful protection.
     
  4. Fuzzfas

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    The current "stable" release of OA, is much buggier than the current beta. Once the next stable release is out, you should try again. It is much improved.

    Comodo 3 is fine too of course. But pending files can become boring if you install things often. Comodo does run a bit lighter though in CPU with p2p.

    Anyway, it's a matter of taste. But don't write off OA just yet. It has a very interesting approach to things.Ideally i would like a firewall with some features from Comodo and some from OA. :D
     
  5. pitzelberger

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    The problem when doing so, i.e. turning off the HIPS from the OA taksbar button, it asked me to reboot my system :blink:
     
  6. Dieselman

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    And rebooting is hard? Is that what you mean.
     
  7. solcroft

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    It might be if you have to do it whenever you install software, and if you install software frequently.
     
  8. Dieselman

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    I do I am a gamer. You dont have to reboot. Just close out explorer exe then restart explorer exe. I have never had to shut off hips anyways.
     
  9. pitzelberger

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    Exactly :thumb:
    It is not an alternative for the "install mode" that is disabled in the free version.
     
  10. pitzelberger

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    I agree :D
     
  11. Peter2150

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    Choices had to me made in what features were cut. Obviously you wouldn't leave the features everyone wants or who'd pay. Also the choice was cut features, or have painful nag screens.
     
  12. pitzelberger

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    Sure, you guys have to make money with your software, I agree.

    Anyway, I love my daily Avira nag screen :D
     
  13. dNor

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    I'd buy AV+ if it were Vista compatible. :(
     
  14. dja2k

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    I am going to hold you on that one and remind you when it is released :D .

    dja2k
     
  15. dNor

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    :p Family Pack even!
     
  16. Bunkhouse Buck

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    Comodo if great for most users. OA slowed down my computer in several ways.
     
  17. alex_s

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    This issue was specially addressed and fixed after v31 (current release). There are only minor cosmetic bugs that do not allow to publish new release, but in any case this is a deal of the nearest future. I'm not authorized to advertise the new features (I'm just a betatester) new release brings, but there are some unique and very interesting ones, especially concerning wireless networks.
     
  18. Dieselman

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    Turn off logging and Mike said it improves performance.
     
  19. Bubba

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    off topic posts removed.

    Another reminder that the thread topic speaks for itself...."Your opinion of Online Armor Personal Firewall"
     
  20. pitzelberger

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    They said NDIS level of OA was completely reworked after V31. And I can second that network speed is now the same as it is without OA. And yes, turning on logging of everything brings slowdown even in the latest beta. I find it logical. After all you don't need to log all the packets all the time, just in case you tweak or debug or play with the settings.
     
  22. MaB69

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    Hi,

    But while playing some games online

    Next Monday or Tuesday

    Regards,

    MaB
     
  23. pitzelberger

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    So? there are some problems with online games?
     
  24. MaB69

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    Of course not, i was only describing the context

    MaB
     
  25. pitzelberger

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    So the next version of OA will come out next week. I might give it a try.

    Was just wondering, are there any changes to the design of the popus?

    I remember I had sometimes problems locating the important information on my small notbook screen.

    for example using different fonds would be helpful

    something like that

    "The dangerous program freecell.exe wants to run"

    also, will there be more information in the new version when a program wants to connect to the internet? like port and ip?
     
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