Join the Lord Clan today! Sign up on the forums and register in the Recruitment Office.

Help

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Help

Post  Guest on Sun Apr 06, 2008 1:47 am

someone link me to a good firewall download that follows the following 3 rules:

1) Its FREE
2) Works with Vista
3) Wont slow down my PC

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: Help

Post  Guest on Sun Apr 06, 2008 2:30 am

Avast, it's free and it works light:) and turn on your Windows firewall

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: Help

Post  Guest on Wed Apr 09, 2008 1:11 am

[BoL]Sabu wrote:
Wont slow down my PC
- impossible, every running process slows down your pc Razz

a few years ago when i had no router and had to use a software firewall, i used "kerio personal firewall", it was free, and among the free firewalls it was one of those that was suited for computer beginners and professionals. for beginners the "learning" mode was recommended and from what i heard from my computer beginner friends its pretty good. i used the advanced mode where i could set all the fw rules by myself.
nowadays they renamed kerio to something else (ask google), its still free and has at least all the functionality that it used to have a few years ago, no clue if it works with vista though (ask google).

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: Help

Post  Guest on Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:58 am

Of course, I mean so it wont slow me down as much as norton and other crap did.

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: Help

Post  Guest on Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:40 am

+recomend for avast,
which remins me i forgot to install it on new pc Embarassed

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: Help

Post  Lord~DjDarkness on Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:39 pm

If anyone see Erlien log in with a new name plz inform me so the ban erlien fest can continue.
He has one account in the forums and does not need 5.

Lord~DjDarkness

Age : 35
Number of posts : 476

Back to top Go down

Re: Help

Post  Guest on Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:01 pm

I think you banned his first account because he got dishonour discharge.

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: Help

Post  Guest on Fri Apr 11, 2008 1:44 am

I'd recommend the same option as Hunter did.
Why? Since Hunter is my lil' bro and I'm a Network and Systems Engineer by profession (besides being photographer and designer) he posted the solution I oppose and migrate into home systems and networks.

Why?
A software firewall is only good for the feeling of being safe.
In fact, you're not 100% percent safe with a software firewall.
As a company contacted us about some security issues I went on the scene to investigate the case.
It was a restaurant, 4 employees and 5 pc's. Every pc was updated with the latest McAfee licenses but the internet was slow as a snail.
After talking to the ISP I found out that there was a hacker eating up the bandwidth as the company was used as spam proxy.
After a struggle to get it out of the system we implemented a hardware firewall.

Now, when a worm, trojan, adware or other spyware gets on the modem of the company it injected itself into windows on boot sequence on port 1181.
This way it bypassed both the firewall and the virus scanner by disabling both of them on startup.

What I'm trying to tell is that the only good firewall is a configured hardware firewall.
This won't eat up system memory and it will keep you systems safe.

For home use however I would recommend turning on the Windows Firewall, this controls ports and programs.
Besides the Windows Firewall it's a must to install a proper virus scanner.
I'd recommend Avast. It's free, fast, good working, has proven itself, easy to use, doesn't eat up memory and... It scans your disk before Windows is started up! This way you'll be able to detect viruses that other virusscanners won't be able to detect as they are loaded before windows is loaded.

Conclusion?
1. Install Avast antivirus (also scan network traffic)
2. Reboot and bootscan the system
3. Turn on the Windows Firewall
4. Be safe and have fun!



Cheers!

Nemmy

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: Help

Post  Guest on Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:48 pm

[BoL]Nemesis wrote:
A software firewall is only good for the feeling of being safe.
In fact, you're not 100% percent safe with a software firewall.
true, true.... even with a hardware firewall you're not 100% safe, if it has some exploitable errors in its software then it can still be hacked.. so you're basically never 100% safe Smile

the only advantage of software firewalls is the ability to setup different rules for different programs, helps a lot with applications that like to phone home, or with those that display ads (e.g. xfire) - you just forbid that app to access the IPs/ports where it gets the ad images.

@Nemesis - what kind of hardware firewalls do you install for your customers?

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: Help

Post  Lord'Doom on Fri Jun 27, 2008 7:50 am

There is a 100% effective firewall.. Air. No virus can pass through air. Smile

But avast is very good.. I've had it since 2005 i think.

_________________


avatar
Lord'Doom
Staff Sergeant
Staff Sergeant

Location : Somewhere in Skyrim, crawling up Alduin's backside.
Age : 32
Number of posts : 445

Back to top Go down

Re: Help

Post  Guest on Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:47 am

I havent come across an AV proggy yet which is fast at doing full HDD scans. It always takes hours for them to go through my partitions containing approximately 600-800 GB of data in total Evil or Very Mad
The problem is with the performance of current HDD's most likely...cant wait SSD's to become more common.

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: Help

Post  Guest on Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:55 am

Lord'Fusion wrote:someone link me to a good firewall download that follows the following 3 rules:

1) Its FREE
2) Works with Vista
3) Wont slow down my PC
firewall+AV
no slowing even while scaning
windowq live one care, it actualy is good but only for vista for xp it is allmost useless(even with sp3)
edit: vlad wtf? why did you bring this one up? allmost year old

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: Help

Post  Lord~Deathspeed on Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:30 am

I have a different type of firewall with a anti virus system in it claed comodo...its a little annoying through cos it also watches whats being done to your directries etc. otherwsie it does what its supposed to do. otherwsie what everyone else recormends

_________________



avatar
Lord~Deathspeed
Civilian
Civilian

Location : On bridge of the ishimuira, trying out a plasma cutter
Age : 27
Number of posts : 2406

Back to top Go down

Re: Help

Post  Guest on Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:57 pm

I think you banned his first account because he got dishonour discharge.

______________

3d sex games
doc johnson

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: Help

Post  Lord~Hughsinkler on Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:30 am

yet again, in the ghosttown

_________________

avatar
Lord~Hughsinkler
Lieutenant Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel

Location : Lord Stores Room, trying out the new nukes
Age : 25
Number of posts : 2407

Back to top Go down

Re: Help

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum