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Offline Isaactoo

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Re: Comodo Firewall and Avast 7
« Reply #240 on: May 31, 2012, 07:25:32 PM »
What's the point in using Avast at all than? LOL! Plus even today I can't find any reviews or tests for Bitdefender Trafficlight... Not talking as you said about compatibility...

Bitdefender ranks as one of the highest antiviruses around (often ranked the highest actually).

Trafficlight only scans HTTP traffic (unless you have a browser plugin, in which case it does more), just like Avast's Web shield.

I'm not saying to disable all of Avast, only the HTTP traffic scanner, aka the web-shield module. So, if they're compatible, it would solve the problem by filling all the security holes. Right?

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Re: Comodo Firewall and Avast 7
« Reply #241 on: May 31, 2012, 09:32:04 PM »
But running two AV programs at the same time is a potential security risk in its own right....

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Re: Comodo Firewall and Avast 7
« Reply #242 on: June 01, 2012, 02:41:00 PM »
I didn't know that, is there somewhere I can get more information on how that is so?

I know it can cause stability & performance issues, but I didn't know it could cause security to be compromised...unless it creates bugs that the malware exploits, but I wouldn't think a malware would spread very well if it relied on that (but that's just my guess).

Also, what I'm suggesting is only to replace Avast's webshield module, not have two HTTP scanners installed at once. The only overlap I'd think might happen would be between Comodo's Firewall & Bitdefender's web-shield (Trafficlight) since they are both protecting the network, which is why Avast's new webshield conflicts with Comodo's Firewall.
« Last Edit: June 01, 2012, 02:48:26 PM by Isaactoo »

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Re: Comodo Firewall and Avast 7
« Reply #243 on: June 01, 2012, 02:55:36 PM »

 
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Re: Firewalls and conflicts with avast 7
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Quote from: asianmusicguy on Today at 12:16:23 AM
yeah I saw that and its what help me narrow the choices down but this thread worries me
http://forums.comodo.com/firewall-help-cis/comodo-firewall-and-avast-7-t82382.0.html
and so does here
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=93953.0
http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=317663

Yes Comodo does not have control on outbound traffic under Windows 7. Niether Windows firewall. A pity.


Quote from: asianmusicguy on Today at 12:16:23 AM
...also im not a advanced user so i don't know what rules and exclusions and such should be made for each firewall to work effectively..

So better to try other firewall because Comodo has a steep learning curve. Try to learn using a simpler firewall and when you feel ready, and if everything has been worked out between Comodo and Avast!, switch to Comodo later on.

A good place to read about free firewalls:

http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-firewall.htm

Is this still something to worry about????
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Re: Comodo Firewall and Avast 7
« Reply #244 on: June 01, 2012, 03:27:34 PM »
Change your date in os to one year back, then run avast 6 installer and revert date settings to current date. You must be disconnected from the internet, of course.

Great idea! Thanks... I can't be asked now... I'm happy with Comodo AV now ;D
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Re: Comodo Firewall and Avast 7
« Reply #245 on: June 01, 2012, 03:29:43 PM »
Bitdefender ranks as one of the highest antiviruses around (often ranked the highest actually).

Trafficlight only scans HTTP traffic (unless you have a browser plugin, in which case it does more), just like Avast's Web shield.

I'm not saying to disable all of Avast, only the HTTP traffic scanner, aka the web-shield module. So, if they're compatible, it would solve the problem by filling all the security holes. Right?

I know. Avast for me is all about web shield without it I might as well never use Avast.

Who knows? Maybe.
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Re: Comodo Firewall and Avast 7
« Reply #246 on: July 13, 2012, 02:11:56 AM »
Yes Comodo does not have control on outbound traffic under Windows 7. Niether Windows firewall. A pity.

Sorry, but are you personally using Comodo Firewall?

I have several pirated programs at my PC. Yes, it's not fair, but whatever. Adobe products, Slysoft products, Alcohol 120% - all of them find illegal license via Internet very quickly with disabled Comodo firewall. With enabled one everything is OK.

My OS is Windows 7 x32 Ultimate, could you please clarify my situation with a view Comodo Firewall is not able to control outbound traffic?

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Re: Comodo Firewall and Avast 7
« Reply #247 on: July 13, 2012, 06:51:38 PM »
hi
Once again i shall ask.is it safe to use CIS  or not in the light of the firewall hole etc.?
Regards. >:-D
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Re: Comodo Firewall and Avast 7
« Reply #248 on: July 13, 2012, 08:02:32 PM »
hi
Once again i shall ask.is it safe to use CIS  or not in the light of the firewall hole etc.?
Regards. >:-D

CIS including the firewall is completely capable of protecting you on its own. There is only problem when you have avast 7 installed with the webshield.
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Re: Comodo Firewall and Avast 7
« Reply #249 on: July 25, 2012, 07:08:13 AM »
So, disabling Avast Webshield will solve any problems with Comodo Firewall?

On a side note....what other free AV program is recommended with Comodo Firewall?

Thanks in advance

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Re: Comodo Firewall and Avast 7
« Reply #250 on: July 25, 2012, 05:38:24 PM »
So, disabling Avast Webshield will solve any problems with Comodo Firewall?

On a side note....what other free AV program is recommended with Comodo Firewall?

Thanks in advance

correct, any pure av should work just fine.
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Re: Comodo Firewall and Avast 7
« Reply #251 on: August 06, 2012, 09:26:53 AM »
I'm disgusted. I want to have the free choice to use Avast Free and Comodo Firewall, both of them working perfectly together but ther is a six months long dispute between the two companies (both AV vendors) about who's the fault. Here's a link to the latest discussion thread in the Avast forum:http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=93953.105
By the way, is there also a problem with the WebGuard module in Avira's AV and CFW???
Hope this will be solved extra fast and well. ;)
« Last Edit: August 06, 2012, 10:30:52 AM by gdiloren »

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Re: Comodo Firewall and Avast 7
« Reply #252 on: August 06, 2012, 01:14:10 PM »
Comodo is working hard on CIS v6 in which this problem will no longer exist. There are underlying issues that explain what is going on (they can be found in this topic).

You could try the Win 8 compatible, but beta, version of CIS. That will tackle the issue and is based on CID 5.8.

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Re: Comodo Firewall and Avast 7
« Reply #253 on: August 06, 2012, 01:51:53 PM »
...but ther is a six months long dispute between the two companies (both AV vendors) about who's the fault...

I haven't seen anything of the sort...  88)

Comodo has stated what the problem is, but that's as far as it goes. No dispute whatsoever.

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Re: Comodo Firewall and Avast 7
« Reply #254 on: August 06, 2012, 01:57:55 PM »
There are actually other firewalls also effected by this.

 

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