Free firewalls outclass paid-for ones, test reveals

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  1. anandk

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    "...The only two products to achieve a rating of "excellent" turned out to be free-to-use software, the Comodo Personal Firewall v2.3, and the Jetico Personal Firewall v2.0 beta. They scored, respectively, 9,350 and 9,125 points out of a possible total of 9,625, leaving the nearest rivals some way behind.

    In third and fourth place were ZoneAlarm [​IMG] Pro 6.5, Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security 2007, and both of which are charged for and achieved a "very good" rating. Moving down the scoring, only three other products emerged as "good", with the remaining 14 scoring as "poor", "very poor" or as having no ability to resist the tests whatsoever. This included prominent products from Kaspersky, Symantec, McAfee, and CA.

    At the very bottom of the list in 21st place scoring a resounding zero, came Microsoft's own firewall which has been part of PC protection since the company shipped its SP2 security update..."

    http://www.arnnet.com.au/index.php/id;159719021;fp;8;fpid;0
     
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    Hey i always said Comodo was the king!
     
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    And I was thinking Windows Firewall was good? :D 0? LMAO, meri waat lagi!
     
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    ^^ It IS good! Im on XP firewall (now vista firewall :D ) for years!
     
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    Thanks for the info. I might have to say welcome to one more firewall.
     
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    My windows firewall got 0. So sad but still it is good for me using it for a year
     
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    :shock: thanks for info !
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    Wrongly said. Comodo 'was' a soldier offering minimal protection earlier. But now review says it 'is' the king! ;-)
     
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    Desmond David Destroy Erase Improve

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    WOW, I am tempted to try Comodo. Can anyone give me its URL to download its latest version
     
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    and some of us are lucky to take notice of ur advise, ty :)
     
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    Is there a difference between Comodo AV and FW?
     
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    ^^ Yes, both are very different products. Comodo AV is just a waste of time but their firewall is stellar!
     
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    Thanks for this thread. I just realised I have been behind times with Zone Alarm, Comodo firewall simply rocks. :D
     
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    techtronic I Always Prefer 1080p

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    Anybody who knows and has a complete picture of a firewall (Working Mechanism and Info about Ports) can protect his machine with Windows XP SP 2 Firewall itself

    I have been using Windows XP SP 2 Firewall :) for about two years now and also use AVG Antivirus Free Edition:)

    Till date,I have not got any problems with respect to Adware,Spyware or Malware
     
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    Have you ever scanned your pc with any other anti virus scanner such as HouseCall?
     
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