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Offline ddrichards

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Firewall review with voting
« on: August 09, 2006, 12:27:08 PM »
Please go to this site and vote for Comodo.  There is also a lot of good info about many PFs.

http://www.matousec.com/

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Re: Firewall review with voting
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2006, 12:42:23 PM »
Yup, done my part. Seriously, if half of us here were to vote, that would be really great.

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Re: Firewall review with voting
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2006, 03:44:17 PM »
Damn, ZoneAlarm got more publicity, but it sucks, a lot. COMODO PF ALL THE WAY!!!  (J) (R) (V)

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Re: Firewall review with voting
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2006, 03:58:00 PM »
Done.  But, who would vote Windows firewall over Comodo and BlackIce :o ::)

It offers no where near as much security, inbound or outbound  :P :D
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Re: Firewall review with voting
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2006, 04:00:37 PM »
Done.  But, who would vote Windows firewall over Comodo and BlackIce :o ::)

It offers no where near as much security, inbound or outbound  :P :D

This is why its upto every one of us to educate people out there! Its not their fault, they simply don't know and we should inform them.

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Re: Firewall review with voting
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2006, 12:40:38 AM »
Done.  But, who would vote Windows firewall over Comodo and BlackIce :o ::)

It offers no where near as much security, inbound or outbound  :P :D

Well Mike,

Truth to be told, there was a point in time where I favour IE over Firefox, although I know that Firefox provide better security. I was so used to IE and did not feel the need to change. I have been using IE for 4 years without any problem of virus because my computer was secured with Firewall and AV softwares. I just love IE then.

Likewise, the question posted on the site is 'Your FAVOURITE personal firewall families?'. I am not surprised at all as this is the effect of Microsoft's strategy of bundling things together with Windows. I mean since I am already provided with a Firewall, why bother to change. This is just the beginning of Microsoft's entrance into the security arena. With the rollout of Windows Live OneCare, just watch out for Microsoft dominance in this arena again, if they were to start bundle WLOC with Windows as a standard configuration.

Yours truly,
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Re: Firewall review with voting
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2006, 04:10:03 AM »
Voted...

Well Mike,

Truth to be told, there was a point in time where I favour IE over Firefox, although I know that Firefox provide better security. I was so used to IE and did not feel the need to change. I have been using IE for 4 years without any problem of virus because my computer was secured with Firewall and AV softwares. I just love IE then.

Likewise, the question posted on the site is 'Your FAVOURITE personal firewall families?'. I am not surprised at all as this is the effect of Microsoft's strategy of bundling things together with Windows. I mean since I am already provided with a Firewall, why bother to change. This is just the beginning of Microsoft's entrance into the security arena. With the rollout of Windows Live OneCare, just watch out for Microsoft dominance in this arena again, if they were to start bundle WLOC with Windows as a standard configuration.

Yours truly,
DoomScythe

I agree. People will just assume that it is the best possible setup for their PC just because of the dominance MS has in the OS market. Teach, Inform, Educate, PROMOTE Comodo..   (L)

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Re: Firewall review with voting
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2006, 05:31:47 AM »
Please go to this site and vote for Comodo.  There is also a lot of good info about many PFs.

http://www.matousec.com/

Hey guys,

I don't know whether you realised this or not but half an hour ago, the votes for Comodo is less than 3.8%, now it is 4.++%.  What do you guys think?  ;D ;) :D

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Re: Firewall review with voting
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2006, 06:54:54 AM »
Done. OT: Wow, that's a whole lot of firewalls that I had never heard of and won't be trying.


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Re: Firewall review with voting
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2006, 06:52:06 PM »
This is why its upto every one of us to educate people out there! Its not their fault, they simply don't know and we should inform them.

Melih

I've already done some informing of Comodo, and will keep it up - until everyone I know knows Comodo  ;)

Well Mike,

Truth to be told, there was a point in time where I favour IE over Firefox, although I know that Firefox provide better security. I was so used to IE and did not feel the need to change. I have been using IE for 4 years without any problem of virus because my computer was secured with Firewall and AV softwares. I just love IE then.

Likewise, the question posted on the site is 'Your FAVOURITE personal firewall families?'. I am not surprised at all as this is the effect of Microsoft's strategy of bundling things together with Windows. I mean since I am already provided with a Firewall, why bother to change. This is just the beginning of Microsoft's entrance into the security arena. With the rollout of Windows Live OneCare, just watch out for Microsoft dominance in this arena again, if they were to start bundle WLOC with Windows as a standard configuration.

Yours truly,
DoomScythe

That's a good point.  I'd never looked at it this way before, so I guess - like Melih said - people need to be more informed and it's up to us to do it.

Mike
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Re: Firewall review with voting
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2006, 12:16:19 AM »
Yup Mike, it is up to us to educate people. Erm, do you know of a good article that explains the need of a firewall? I mean I have a friend who is a Windows Firewall user and believes firmly in it. He says that there is no point of installing a third party firewall as it slows down traffic and blocks user from playing online games.

I mean I know the purpose of a good firewall but am not in a very good postition to explain it to him. The worst thing of all, he is computer literate. Perhaps there is a previous thread that states the need for a firewall?

Yours truly,
DoomScythe

p/s: Arguing with him will take me nowhere. He is quite good in computer.
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Re: Firewall review with voting
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2006, 03:39:40 AM »
Hello everyone,

Yup Mike, it is up to us to educate people. Erm, do you know of a good article that explains the need of a firewall? I mean I have a friend who is a Windows Firewall user and believes firmly in it. He says that there is no point of installing a third party firewall as it slows down traffic and blocks user from playing online games.

I mean I know the purpose of a good firewall but am not in a very good postition to explain it to him. The worst thing of all, he is computer literate. Perhaps there is a previous thread that states the need for a firewall?

I know it can sound like an advert :) but try our article on this.

Here is its perex:
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What is a personal firewall? Do I need a personal firewall? Do I need it if I already have an antivirus installed? Which personal firewall is the best and how do I recognize a bad personal firewall? What are the main tasks of a personal firewall? How about personal firewalls and non-Windows systems? In the following article you can find lot of information about personal firewalls and also answers on these questions. In short we can say that personal firewalls are very sophisticated software and we do recommend users to use them but we also recommend to choose the final product very carefully.


David Matousek, founder of Matousec - Transparent security

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Re: Firewall review with voting
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2006, 04:16:19 AM »
Thanks David. I will send that link to him.  :) There is still one problem, my friend's biggest arsenal in his argument is that he has been using the Internet for years without getting infected by virus. That's pretty hard for me to counter, perhaps he is just lucky like me.  :P

Anyway, what does matousec means? Is it in Cantonese?

Yours truly,
DoomScythe
« Last Edit: August 11, 2006, 04:19:35 AM by DoomScythe »

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Re: Firewall review with voting
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2006, 02:05:08 PM »
Also DoomScythe there is a nice discussion in FAQ for the firewall:

http://forums.comodo.com/index.php/topic,979.msg6015.html#msg6015

It's all about the need for a firewall and what it can do and help protect you from.

About never being infected, he must be extremly lucky.  That, or his computer is not plugged in and is never used.

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Re: Firewall review with voting
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2006, 10:55:42 PM »
Mike,

The thing is he always surf the Internet and even been to shody sites that offer cracks and keygens. And he is telling me that he has never been bitten before. How far it is true, I don't know.

Yours truly,
DoomScythe

 

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