16 years ago
I would not go thus far as to say the death of personal firewall. The best one in our opinion is still ZoneAlarm Free.
This was the review we've done earlier:
If ZA is the topic, you must be referring to this:
However, I find nothing on that page except personal preference.
Technically ZA free leaks like a sieve.
Please provide a reputable, recognized group that shows your position - link would be nice.
Your own reactions to similar requests normally have been "look it up yourself" or "I don't have to prove anything".
I see no reason to act differently.
I googled for anything reputable that seemed to indicate your position is correct and was unable, after 30 minutes, to find anything that agreed with your statement.
Since I've already tried, for 30 minutes, how about a link to a single reputable article that backs your statement, if you have anything to backup your statement.
"...Since I've already tried, for 30 minutes..."
Hey, while I don't know enough about the site, it was very interesting to see a few things:1) Windows firewall failed all test :) 2) It shows about what I expected, and was interesting to see. 3) It provides proof that the Windows XP Firewall is all but useless.
Thanks for providing the link, I will attempt to learn about the site owners.
"...it was very interesting to see a few things:1) Windows firewall failed all test :) "
Well, yes. The way I understand is that Windows firewall never claimed to filter outbound applications.
Which isn't very surprising, since the Windows-Firewall doesn't do outbound filtering, and doesn't claim to do it. The tests are targeted at firewalls that *claim* to be capable of outbound filtering.
Leythos' statement above is equivalent to "A-ha! Windows notepad fails at detecting viruses!!1eleventeen". Duh.
Actually it does (to capture state information for related connections) but allows all traffic by default. My only problem with is that this should be an explicit rule, just like we add it to many other packet filters by default.
Actually it does: Just open the binary in Notepad and browse a bit around, you'll easily find strings table and import sections which can give you somewhat good evidence for malicious activity.
After all that..could we have a top 5 best free personal firewalls?
Sebastian Gottschalk wrote:
With "best" you mean "least bad"?
the OP asked for an opinion....not a proof
If you don't have a factual basis for your "opinion" then what do you have?
what about beliefs, preferences, impressions ? to call "reputation", "recognition", "link", factual sounds quite pompous.
How about it being Pompous of you to assume that an Opinion carries any truth unless backed by some facts that can be validated - and the results from a "reputable" group gives reason to believe what they state as fact is fact.
You've still not shown anything except your pompous self.
That has no place in a security group unless it's based on fact.
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