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Comodo Firewall - Last Win XP Version


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5 minutes ago, Monroe said:

Yes, I just got the file downloaded ... I may have had the dot included before as RainyShadow suggested. I didn't have any problems this time.

I will work with the Comodo Firewall and see how it works. I want to also try PC Tools Firewall Plus 7.0.0.123 as I mentioned earlier.

I haven't done anything yet however as I have been working with the Zone Alarm version that I have had on my computer for years. This version ... ZA v4.5.594.000 seems to be just fine working with the VPN I now have.

I have almost had the VPN service for a month now and ZA and the VPN seem to be working OK together. I have run some leak tests at various times and everything appears to be fine.

However, one these days soon I will remove ZA and try the Comodo FW and the PC Tools FW. I am curious how they work. I have a backup so I can get my setup with ZA back up in a hurry ... or I may decide to change the FW to one of the other two.

I didn't know too much about a VPN and I have really spent some time reading on VPNs and firewalls, various leak tests, IP address testing. Everything seems to be OK so far since I am still using Windows XP.

I should have had this setup years ago with going to different places with 'free WiFi' ... I guess I was lucky not to have any problems.

You do not need firewall lot if got properly secured lan. Proper non upnp firewall on router does good job keeping outside intruders off. Software firewall helps if worm hijacks system on internal network to minimise damage. But outside it on those free wifi networks it can be bad unless vpn and firewall.

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15 minutes ago, Mr.Scienceman2000 said:

You do not need firewall lot if got properly secured lan. Proper non upnp firewall on router does good job keeping outside intruders off. Software firewall helps if worm hijacks system on internal network to minimise damage. But outside it on those free wifi networks it can be bad unless vpn and firewall.

That was a fast reply ... yes, when I would be at the library or McDonalds I was never too comfortable when on the WiFi but I live in a country type area and not around a large area where people might be looking and searching for information.

Again, thanks for your help and to the other members who also had information to share. When I do try those two other firewalls I will post my thoughts on them over ZoneAlarm.

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OK ... yesterday I removed ZAlarm and tried these two firewalls ... PC Tools Firewall Plus 7.0.0.123 and the Comodo firewall/internet security suite 6818.

The PC Tools Firewall Plus 7.0.0.123 was good, seemed to be a very good firewall for Win XP. I didn't notice really too much difference between it and the ZA version I have been using. The layout is nice, maybe a little nicer and it seems to work OK on my computer with the VPN.

The Comodo firewall/internet security 6818 version would not install on my XP setup. A window popped up saying this version was not for Windows XP but only for Windows 7 and higher.

As I said earlier,  the PC Tools FW was good but I decided to just stick with the ZA version I have been using. I had got the Pro version years ago and it seems to still be OK with my XP setup. I didn't see much difference between the two. They both do the same job very well.

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7 hours ago, Monroe said:

OK ... yesterday I removed ZAlarm and tried these two firewalls ... PC Tools Firewall Plus 7.0.0.123 and the Comodo firewall/internet security suite 6818.

The PC Tools Firewall Plus 7.0.0.123 was good, seemed to be a very good firewall for Win XP. I didn't notice really too much difference between it and the ZA version I have been using. The layout is nice, maybe a little nicer and it seems to work OK on my computer with the VPN.

The Comodo firewall/internet security 6818 version would not install on my XP setup. A window popped up saying this version was not for Windows XP but only for Windows 7 and higher.

As I said earlier,  the PC Tools FW was good but I decided to just stick with the ZA version I have been using. I had got the Pro version years ago and it seems to still be OK with my XP setup. I didn't see much difference between the two. They both do the same job very well.

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Odd. You sure version number on exe properties was 6818?

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Mr.Scienceman2000 ... I just checked the version that I downloaded from that link. It does appear to be a different version. When I right click on the download and then hit the Properties / Version tab ... I am getting this version number 12.2.2.7098. I've had that happen before after downloading a program that is supposed to be the version I'm after and then it's not that version.

This is the download name ... 'cispremium_only_installer'. So they have changed the download. I will download it again to check.

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OK, I downloaded from the link again and I did get the correct version this time ... v12.0.0.6818. I am not sure what happened before except that I may have started the download with some of the link missing.

https://web.archive.org/web/20190502052352/http://cdn.download.comodo.com/cis/download/installs/1000/standalone/cispremium_only_installer.exe

I will check this out later this week. Sorry for the confusion but your link was good.

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