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    Firewall

    Has anyone used or know or Comodo firewall? Windows firewall is letting too many pup's/virus' in. I used ShieldsUp firewall probe and the report says I have open ports. Help

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    Most AVs and Firewalls don't recognise PuPs as threats so it doesn't matter which program you use, although some AV programs are starting to incorporate that, but it will be more likely be for the paid for ones - but it's generally up to the user to be vigilant when clicking on the Next or Install button, although in some cases you get them anyway.

    Viruses are a different matter and while no AV is 100% effective, some are better at it than others at stopping drive-bys and when legit download sites have been hacked.

    Don't use it myself but have seen posts where some are happy with Comodo Firewall but have also seen some where it has caused Internet connectivity problems - it may have to be a case of suck it and see.

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    Reads more like prevention measures need to be taken; user security training, software updating, browser security - reduction of insecure/targeted plugins, safe download sites, minimise use of P2P software, etc.

    No AV/Firewall is going to protect you from bad habits and insecure/risky software.

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    I am currently using Comodo Premium Free. No connection or other problems, however it has a great many configuration options that most will find confusing, myself included. I think several needed features are disabled by default but I am still wanting to research that. The interface is confusing at first (and maybe second ) I believe it is possible to upload configurations that others have perfected. It's on my ever expanding list to do...........


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    Quote Originally Posted by satrow View Post
    Reads more like prevention measures need to be taken; user security training, software updating, browser security - reduction of insecure/targeted plugins, safe download sites, minimise use of P2P software, etc.

    No AV/Firewall is going to protect you from bad habits and insecure/risky software.
    satrow, you have "hit the nail on the head".

    After 15+ years helping customers with their computing (including Internet) problems I can confidently say that almost all problems are self-inflicted.

    No use blaming Windows, Windows Firewall, your security program(s), or other factors if the real cause is your own doing.

    In the computer technician world we call this user-caused problem an "EBKACB" (Error Between Keyboard And Chair Back).

    In my experience, these problems are most-often caused by (in following order):
    1. Visiting "porn" websites.
    2. Visiting "online gambling" websites.
    3. Visiting "free games" websites.
    4. Running file-sharing programs to download music/videos etc.
    5. Downloading pirated software from websites such as thepiratebay.com
    6. Not paying sufficient attention to prompts/popups when installing or updating software from the Internet.

    Confusius say: any problem, once correctly understood, is already half-solved.
    Last edited by RetiredGeek; 2014-07-05 at 06:07. Reason: Edited out HyperLink to Piratebay

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