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    Zone Alarm was driven into the ground by whatever company bought them. If you want a great free firewall, Comodo is the way to go now. It even outperforms some corporate class. Same for Jetico firewall, but v2 isn't free.

    Oh, something you might want to check out is ShieldsUp! by Steve Gibson. That will try to contact your computer on all ports. Lets you know just how well your firewall is working from an inbound stance (they have a program for outbound too... can't remember the name).

    Spybot has also gone way downhill. They arn't keeping up well at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Volvogga View Post
    Zone Alarm was driven into the ground by whatever company bought them. If you want a great free firewall, Comodo is the way to go now. It even outperforms some corporate class. Same for Jetico firewall, but v2 isn't free.

    Oh, something you might want to check out is ShieldsUp! by Steve Gibson. That will try to contact your computer on all ports. Lets you know just how well your firewall is working from an inbound stance (they have a program for outbound too... can't remember the name).

    Spybot has also gone way downhill. They arn't keeping up well at all.
    I agree, Comodo seems to be pretty good, although I haven't tried it yet, but I learned about it on a PCMag article, about recommend free software, so I guess that's the choice for software based firewalls.

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    dude, i used comodo for 2 months.. its not that good.. it stops everything.. normal functions like installing a normal software is blocked.. it slows your computer... but its very detailed and user-friendly.. it tells you whats going on in your computer and what your computer is really doing.. if you have no problems with a constant alert message asking you whether it should allow random SAFE softwares.. then you should go for Comodo..
    when i mean SAFE i mean games or other PAID softwares.. i bought Need For Speed Prostreet and it never let me download it.!.. so, i removed it and bought Norton 360..its really good..

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    Personal opinion:

    Norton sucks.

    It's a bitch to remove and slows down your com like crazy.

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    Uhh... Comodo is rule based with HIPS av protection. It pops up with shit, yes... you are asked to make a rule... you do so. It's a very secure way of doing things if you understand what you are doing (pressing allow to everything helps no one). Furthermore, I don't think a security firm is going to test a few thousand programs and create a database of what's good and what's not. Especially when the average user can train their computer within a week.

    Also, from what I hear you can turn the HIPS off in version 3 now. Kinda kills a lot of Comodo's perks in doing so though. I wouldn't recommend it.

    Lastly if paying for a disk is how you guage what you should and should not allow to run on your machine, then XCP-Aurora is right for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rahxephon View Post
    Hello,
    My brother is interested in getting a spyware program
    The most common spyware are Gator, 180SearchAssistant, CoolWebSearch and New.Net. You can easily download them from almost any website off Google search results. Easy to install and they load automatically when you boot your system! They are free and work by themselves without you having to mess with the settings.

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    Ok, now I am not so sure about recommending Comodo Firewall to my brother, we installed Windows Defender yesterday and it's running fine.

 

 
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