Has anyone every used Comodo Firewall Pro?
Any Pros or cons?
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Assuming you plan to use it with XP, the Comodo firewall should be one of the better choices for a free firewall. I am currently experimenting with the free Webroot firewall on XP MCE and (so far), it seems to be working as well as the Comodo which I have also used with XP MCE. The Comodo Pro has a very good interface which gives the user access to numerous fine-tune settings. I think you will like it.
Understand that in order to be as effective and non-intrusive as possible, you will need to properly configure a firewall for trusted applications. Both the Comodo and Webroot firewalls (among most others worthy of consideration) allow for this.
Another option, especially if you have Vista is Zone Alarm Free: http://www.zonealarm.com/store/content/catalog/products/sku_list_za.jsp?dc=12bms&ctry=US&lang=en
It's fairly easy to set up and 'learns' your preference settings in a week or so.
It's one of the very few firewalls that work with Vista. Vista does bascally no filtering of outgoing packets, so for applications or malware that wants to 'Phone home', it's useless. ZA will block these packets unless you OK them.
Originally Posted by bluemoss
I started using it a few months ago at the recommendation of I think gunslinger.
I have been running it for a while on several machines and like it a lot. It has some of the features of the discontinued Sygate Personal Firewall, and runs in a reasonable footprint.
I used ZoneAlarm several years ago, but it started to become unstable and interfere with too many other programs. I have come back to it a few times in the past, but found that it just isn't reliable in my case. On three different machines with different applications it caused slow downs, long load times and internet access interruptions. I know it doesn't affect everybody the same way, so it may suit your system. Comodo has, to date, produced no such side effects on any system I have used it on.Read my blog here.
I switched to Comodo's Free Firewall about 6-months ago and been very happy with the switch. I love it's small footprint and quick load times. It's protection is as good as I got with Zonealarm Pro, which I used for 7 years. I started getting frustrated with Zonealarm Pro with its long load times, interference with programs and its $30+ year pricetag. I haven't looked back since I switched.
Yep, I experienced the same sort of issues a few years ago with Zone alarm, but switched to Panda Antivirus. Not having any issues with Panda, it's on the desktop. Just want to have a different option to test out on my laptop.
I've already downloaded the software and ran a scan for any viruses.
Thanks guys for your feedback