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krokodyle
2007-09-19, 06:24 PM
Has anyone tried out this firewall? I recently got rid of Zone Alarm Pro, it was a total resource hog, crashed a lot when I had more than one or two torrents running, etc. and I recently saw these testing results (http://www.matousec.com/projects/windows-personal-firewall-analysis/leak-tests-results.php), and was thinking of trying it out.

I'm fairly tech-savvy, but wsa hoping that someone here might have tried the Lavasoft one they could comment on.

:hmm:

deadone
2007-09-22, 08:12 PM
hi m8. not sure if you have already tried it but i have tried every firewall available from norton to zonealarm.. my current i am using right now and i consider to be pretty good in all departments is comodo.. you might want to check it out.. its a free firewall with everything you would want..

http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

krokodyle
2007-09-24, 07:49 PM
Yeah, I was considering Comodo, as it's been talked about a bit on several different forums, but to me they were unknown, so I wasn't sure.

In the end, I completely removed Zone Labs stuff and went with Comodo. 48 hours later, and no crashes, even running 6+ simultaneous torrents. It took a little bit to relearn configuring the rules, but after that, it was fairly simple.

I'll stick with Comodo for a bit and hope for the best. Thanks!

dcbullet
2007-09-24, 07:55 PM
Keeping this strictly to software firewalls, what is the reason to use any other than the Window's firewall?