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    AVG firewall

    Anyone here using this? Any good?

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    Re: AVG firewall

    Edited by <!profile=StuartR>StuartR<!/profile> to add <!t>%20in%20front%20of%20web%20site%20address%20and%20[/size]<!t>"]<!/t> in front of web site address and <!t><!/t> after it, to make the link active

    Maybe a link will help:
    http://www.grisoft.com/doc/197/lng/us/tpl/tpl01

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    Re: AVG firewall

    Bill,
    I thought I would at least answer your post even though I can't give you any opinion on the firewall itself.
    I use Zone Alarm myself and find it does a very good job. I know a lot of Loungers use the AVG anti virus program but have not heard of any firewall users . Grisoft AV appears to be a good product, so all I can suggest is try out the firewall, make sure it checks both incoming and outgoing traffic and possibly go to the Grisoft site and see if it has a user forum there to read what comments are made, good or bad.

    Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
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    Re: AVG firewall

    I use ZA Pro but the subscription has expired. I've also been running AVF Free AV.

    The price is good for AVG Pro + Firewall ($49). However, I've not had much success finding recent user comments on the AVG firewall. There are a few from when it was released last year. Doesn't look like many people are either aware of it or are using it.

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    Re: AVG firewall

    Bill,

    Your link goes to the paid Firewall - try http://www.grisoft.com/doc/289/lng/us/tpl/tpl01 for the <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> Firewall.

    Like Stuart, I use Zonealarm but have recently installed this on a couple of computers put together for 2 college bound kids. Have no opinion on how good it is or isn't. <img src=/S/sorry.gif border=0 alt=sorry width=15 height=15>
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    Re: AVG firewall

    <img src=/S/yikes.gif border=0 alt=yikes width=15 height=15> After posting my last comments I saw your recent post. <img src=/S/sorry.gif border=0 alt=sorry width=15 height=15>

    Apparently you were asking about the paid version of the software - NOT the <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> version of AVG Firewall - Right ?!?
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    Re: AVG firewall

    Yes, the paid version. Didn't know there was a free version but when it comes to firewalls, I'd rather pay up than go free. Just a personal supersition [lol]

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    Re: AVG firewall

    I'm either gonna be a wet blanket or a pretty poor reader, for I don't see that link for anything other than the free antivirus product. The title at the top says AV. The only place on the page that the word "firewall" appears is on the left side panel as a link to the paid product. What am I missing, Scott?

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    Re: AVG firewall

    <img src=/S/stupidme.gif border=0 alt=stupidme width=30 height=30> Poor validation on my part.

    I had an link in my tips and tricks file for Grisoft free Firewall when researching Free AntiVirus and Firewall options. I even managed to insert the wrong link. The original one was here: http://www.grisoft.com/doc/38/lng/us/tpl/tpl01

    But this was for the download and provides for a 30 day FREE Trial only.

    My mistake - I award my self the <img src=/S/razz.gif border=0 alt=razz width=25 height=17> <img src=/S/trophy.gif border=0 alt=trophy width=15 height=15> for the day.
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    Re: AVG firewall

    Haven't tried it, but I've become rather attracted to firewall software that offers detailed rules-based configuration. This one seems to address this aspect quite comprehensively:

    - Access rules help prevent access from hackers, trojans, and worms.
    - The AVG Configuration Wizard quickly defines default access rules for most popular software, making it even easier for users to set up.
    - Flexible access rules allow the user to specify if traffic should be always allowed / blocked or if the user should be prompted to decide. - Access rules can be applied to individual programs, so the user can give more access to trusted programs whilst strictly controlling access for other software.
    - Simple creation of new access rules for new programs. As the program attempts to connect for the first time, AVG Firewall will prompt the users to accept or block access. From this selection a new permanent connection rule can be created.

    Alan

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