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'chris'
Super Advisor

Desktop Firewall

hi everyone

what do you think about Omniquad Personal Firewall ?

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Firewall/Omniquad-Personal-Firewall.shtml

this version above should be for free.

I was using ZoneAlarm Pro but I'm not happy with
it wasn't running stable and my WIN2000 SP4 was often hanging...

what kind of experience do you have with Omniquad Personal Firewall ?
could you recommend it ?

kind regards
chris


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Archunan Muthiah
Honored Contributor
Solution

Re: Desktop Firewall

Chris,

Zone Akarm is easy, ZoneAlarm is easy to use but takes up too much resources. To avoid any performance problem, better I would suggest to go for ZoneAlarm SecuritySuite 5.5.062 and BitDefender Pro Plus 8.0.

But if we compare Outpost Pro 2.5, Omniquad and ZOneAlarm, I outpost Pro 2.5 is good, I use this for the one year and I found it uses very less system resources.


Archunan


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Eino V
Honored Contributor

Re: Desktop Firewall

Hi Chris

You can also try Kerio:
http://www.sunbelt-software.com/Kerio.cfm
Many users are satifyed to it.

Eino
Jasdev Singh
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Desktop Firewall

Hi Chris,

You can install the IDS(Intrusion Detection System) and the best IDS is BlackICE, to know the difference between IDS and Firewall,

visit: http://www.netsecuretech.com/english/support/sup_faq.asp


jasdev
'chris'
Super Advisor

Re: Desktop Firewall

I know what IDS is, but I'm just looking for a desktop firewall solution,
if possible as freeware or opensource.

I hate ZoneAlarm.
I think, it needs a lot of performance.

and Omniquad Personal Firewall

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Firewall/Omniquad-Personal-Firewall.shtml

should be for free, isn't it ?

only must pay for a PRO version.
'chris'
Super Advisor

Re: Desktop Firewall

and what do you think about ?

http://www.dingens.org/
Eino V
Honored Contributor

Re: Desktop Firewall

Chris;

I don't know this Omniquad, but look at their home page:
http://www.Omniquad.com/
Last new are from october 2004. Is this firm in business anymore?

Eino
Eino V
Honored Contributor

Re: Desktop Firewall

Chris

I tried your link: http://www.dingens.org/
It does not work.

Eono
'chris'
Super Advisor

Re: Desktop Firewall

@Eino V

and your dns works correctly ?
Eino V
Honored Contributor

Re: Desktop Firewall

Chris;
No problems with other web sites!
Maybe it is temporary, if the url is correct. Have you tried it?
Eino
Igor Karasik
Honored Contributor

Re: Desktop Firewall

>>and what do you think about ?
http://www.dingens.org/

It maybe used as addition to firewall, not instead firewall.

http://emea.windowsitpro.com/Article/ArticleID/48640/48640.html
"One person created a script to help secure Windows. Another person thinks it's a replacement for personal firewalls. Then another person agrees with him and a chain reaction of very bad advice ensues."
Eino V
Honored Contributor

Re: Desktop Firewall

Chris;

If you are using ADSL modem to get to internet, you can use a modem with router or modem and separate router. They have usually a NAT "firewall". It is quite good agaist incoming attacks. To this router you can connect usually 4 computers or network printers at same time and you can use files from other computer.

Eino
Rainald T
Honored Contributor

Re: Desktop Firewall

Chris,
As Eino mentined it:
I have a DSL LAN- and WLAN-router with a firewall built-in.
Works great.
Last checks with Symantec as well as Gibson showed that there was no security hole.

Rainald
'chris'
Super Advisor

Re: Desktop Firewall

I have already modem and separate router,
but sometimes get viruses, trojans, adaware, browser-hijacker and other vermins.

I never open any mail attachmets on my computer
on my windows.
I open them only under linux.

I get them only through surfing and I'm using mozilla instead of Internet Explorer.

of course, sometimes I download files and install programs.
I'm using P2P filesharing and have vpn software installed to communicate with my company.

I have a mcafee virusscan enterprise 8.0.0 patch 11, but cannot prevent,
it can only find, delete or quarantine.

I think a desktop firewall isn't a bad thing,
but on many websites it will be dissuaded from using them.
'chris'
Super Advisor

Re: Desktop Firewall

now I have a fresh installation of XP prof. SP2 with all security online updates,
didn't install any programs, no downloads, P2P or vpn software installed
and my VirusScan has found a trojan.
'chris'
Super Advisor

Re: Desktop Firewall

it's only one possibility,
I was a little bit surfing with the Internet Explorer.
Eino V
Honored Contributor

Re: Desktop Firewall

Chris;

I have router with NAT, F-Secure Anti-Virus Client Security and Win XP Pro firewall. XP has all possible updates. After I installed F-Secure, there has been no viruses, spywares, mallwares and so on. I use Exlorer and Outlook Express. I run adaware and spybot sometimes, but they don't find anything. I must aprove traffic to both directions. Nothing comes in or goes out so, that I don't know it.

Eino
Eino V
Honored Contributor

Re: Desktop Firewall

Chris;
I checked it, Win XP firewall is off. There is only that router hardware firewall and F-Secure client firewall.
Eino
'chris'
Super Advisor

Re: Desktop Firewall

outpost seems to be a really nice firewall:

http://www.agnitum.com/products/outpost/
Eino V
Honored Contributor

Re: Desktop Firewall

Hi Chris;

Yes, it is ok. Updates are about $40 per year.

Eino
'chris'
Super Advisor

Re: Desktop Firewall

you can download the free version of the Outpost Firewall using this link:


http://www.agnitum.com/download/OutpostInstall.exe

instead of:

http://www.agnitum.com/download/OutpostProInstall.exe
Alan_152
Honored Contributor

Re: Desktop Firewall

I prefer zonealarm, myself.

For a good reading on personal firewalls, an operational test of them, and a list of what ones to avoid, visit:

https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2
http://www.grc.com/su-firewalls.htm
http://www.grc.com/lt/leaktest.htm
http://www.grc.com/lt/bidresponse.htm
http://www.grc.com/lt/scoreboard.htm
'chris'
Super Advisor

Re: Desktop Firewall

Personally, I hate ZoneAlarm, it needs quite la lot of performance
and my WIN2000 prof. SP4 was often hanging.
I was using the PRO version.

Jetico seems to be very nice firewall and free for privat use:

http://www.jetico.com/index.htm#/jpfirewall.htm

according to this test, should be better
than the newest Outpost firewall from Agnitum or ZoneAlarm Pro:

http://www.firewallleaktester.com/tests.php

greetings
chris
Eino V
Honored Contributor

Re: Desktop Firewall

Hi Chris

Yes, Jetico looks fine according to that test. I have not used it.

Eino
Archunan Muthiah
Honored Contributor

Re: Desktop Firewall

Chris,

This URL has votes and recommends each of available personal firewall titled with "Which Personal Firewall do you use and recommend?"

Though ZoneAlarm east the system resource, it comes in top followed by Sygate and Outpost...

http://forum.maxthon.com/index.php?s=6e5a7909aa57095c9e6b8c612cc5d37e&showtopic=1258&st=40

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