new zonealarm 9.2 vs comodo firewall 4.0 ithink

i your opinion which is better ??? ???
i know there will be bias but lets try to remain objective :wink:
im using avast 5 as an av if that matters 8)

CIS is the only security on my system.

Zonealarm is easier to use, but in Security. I don’t know. 88)

Inbound firewall? both…
Outbound Firewall? Comodo.
HIPS? Comodo, By far.

I prefer comodo, But you might prefer Zonealarm. I suggest you try them both and then choose your favorite.
(Don’t try them both at the same time!)

CIS is way, way better!I can bet my head on that, but you just try them and see for yourself.:))

edit:one more thing - you CAN NOT use ZA and Daemon Tools together.There’s incompatibility between them.

ZoneAlarm Free

COMODO Leaktests v.
Date 11:28:50 - 2010-05-31
OS Windows XP SP3 build 2600

  1. RootkitInstallation: MissingDriverLoad Protected
  2. RootkitInstallation: LoadAndCallImage Vulnerable
  3. RootkitInstallation: DriverSupersede Vulnerable
  4. RootkitInstallation: ChangeDrvPath Vulnerable
  5. Invasion: Runner Protected
  6. Invasion: RawDisk Vulnerable
  7. Invasion: PhysicalMemory Vulnerable
  8. Invasion: FileDrop Vulnerable
  9. Invasion: DebugControl Vulnerable
  10. Injection: SetWinEventHook Vulnerable
  11. Injection: SetWindowsHookEx Vulnerable
  12. Injection: SetThreadContext Vulnerable
  13. Injection: Services Vulnerable
  14. Injection: ProcessInject Vulnerable
  15. Injection: KnownDlls Vulnerable
  16. Injection: DupHandles Vulnerable
  17. Injection: CreateRemoteThread Vulnerable
  18. Injection: APC dll injection Vulnerable
  19. Injection: AdvancedProcessTermination Vulnerable
  20. InfoSend: ICMP Test Protected
  21. InfoSend: DNS Test Protected
  22. Impersonation: OLE automation Protected
  23. Impersonation: ExplorerAsParent Protected
  24. Impersonation: DDE Vulnerable
  25. Impersonation: Coat Vulnerable
  26. Impersonation: BITS Vulnerable
  27. Hijacking: WinlogonNotify Vulnerable
  28. Hijacking: Userinit Vulnerable
  29. Hijacking: UIHost Vulnerable
  30. Hijacking: SupersedeServiceDll Vulnerable
  31. Hijacking: StartupPrograms Vulnerable
  32. Hijacking: ChangeDebuggerPath Vulnerable
  33. Hijacking: AppinitDlls Vulnerable
  34. Hijacking: ActiveDesktop Vulnerable
    Score 60/340

That is arguably irrelevant and unfair…Zone alarm does not include a hips and that is a HIPS test, Of course it’s going to score low on that test. You don’t expect something to do something it was not made for, do you?

darthfirefox wants to know which is better, and CLT is one way to find out… that the difference is that ZA Free is only a network firewall (and Comodo is firewall + HIPS). :wink:

installed the latest zonealarm free fiirewall on xp sp3. it took almost 10 mins to boot the pc and then 5 mins to initialize zonealarm. i have 512 mb ram and zonealarms requirement is 1gb ram. so i dont know the prob is due to this or zonealarm has the prob coz 9.1 worked flawlessly here but all version of 9.2 gave this prob. i tried several restarts but the prob was there. though 9.2 beta worked flawlessly here.


im using avast 5 as an av if that matters
Since were going to ignore AV since your happy with AVAST. That leave the firewall left

Here’s some results of the PROACTIVE leaktests for many different firewalls (You got to start somewhere, this would be a good start when trying to decide on want firewall you want)