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Best firewall?

By mretzloff ยท 6 replies
Mar 21, 2008
  1. Out of the following which would you recommend for Vista:


    I'm leaning towards Kerio because I heard Kerio causes the least amount of problems. I can't find Kerio for Vista though, so I'm guessing it's in the works.

    I don't want ZoneAlarm, because it slowed my computer down too much.

    Any suggestions?
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    For now, look at the Firewall list at www.tucows.com. They have been right-on with their evaluations.
    Kerio was terrific, but they may never be able to get it to work right with VISTA
  3. ehcraig

    ehcraig TS Rookie

    I have been using download.com to find my reviews & sure enough, Comodo Firewall is the Editors Choice as well as most of the user reviews. The best part, it is FREE!
    check it out.... ;-)
  4. kritius

    kritius TS Guru Posts: 2,084

    Comodo for me, never had a problem with vista and it.
  5. Theophilus23

    Theophilus23 TS Rookie

    I would recommend against Comodo, if you're a Vista user. The reason is, Comodo blocks some of the Windows Updates, rendering your PC vulnerable to exploits and such. But Comodo is a great firewall, if not for this problem.Well, this is just me, but if you're a person who prioritize security over pc fixes, i suggest you use Comodo.
  6. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    Easy enough to adjust. You can use the "Custom" feature of Microsoft Updates and the learn feature of Comodo. It has never been a problem for us. We don't like Microsoft's hidden, automatic updates anyway. We like to see what Microsoft is up to, so this gives us a better way to prioritize both fixes and security, which still having some control over VISTA.
  7. Theophilus23

    Theophilus23 TS Rookie

    Hmm you have a point. Actually, Comodo Firewall caused a failure of one update, and as you know, if Microsoft fails to install 1 update, whenever you startup, you'll notice a red pop up notification at your notification area (next to your clock), and that bothers me a lot.....so I uninstalled Comodo, and resort to using BitDefender Total Security.
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