Just curious do you think really comodo FW add sometthing good to emsisoft AM?

Discussion in 'Emsisoft' started by Aktiffiso, Nov 23, 2017.

  1. Aktiffiso

    Aktiffiso Level 6

    Aug 24, 2013
    I want to know do you think really comodo fw add somthing to emsisoft? What seetings enable on comodo firewall to not overlap?
  2. Opcode

    Opcode Level 18
    Content Creator

    Aug 17, 2017
    Windows 10
    I think that if you believe there is a benefit of combining Comodo Firewall alongside Emsisoft Anti-Malware, and as long as there are no compatibility issues with doing this, then there is not a problem with doing so. For example, you may prefer to rely on Comodo for handling network traffic communication interception over Windows Firewall (even though traditional firewall components within security software nowadays are basically overlays of what Windows already does as opposed to build from the ground-up - most stopped doing this nowadays because of how hard maintenance can be).

    The problem is when people stack multiples of security software alongside, even if there is no compatibility issue, simply because they feel they will be "better" protected, when in actual fact this is far from the truth. Comodo Firewall alongside Emsisoft Anti-Malware, or any thing else, will increment the attack vectors which could be targeted by an attacker - thankfully this is not usually a Home user problem but this is still reality.

    I personally think that Emsisoft Anti-Malware is good enough and that Comodo Firewall isn't really required at all. Emsisoft provide the user with a powerful (but now elegant to use and control) Behavior Blocker component for zero-day malware protection, along with a dual-engine real-time protection/on-demand scanner component and pretty decent web protection. I would personally just enable Windows Defender, and possibly make modifications to the configuration for it if necessary. With this being said, the BB component under Emsisoft Anti-Malware still has the ability to intercept network traffic (which was always separate from their old Firewall component during the IS version - and they still have this ability now).

    I hope that you manage to figure out your configuration which works well for you and makes you feel comfortable. :)
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  3. SHvFl

    SHvFl Level 32
    Content Creator Trusted

    Nov 19, 2014
    Supermodel for McDonald's
    Windows 10
    #3 SHvFl, Nov 23, 2017
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2017
    It provides a firewall at worse case scenario and this is their module that i use atm. I didn't have to add anything or change any setting to make it work.
  4. ichito

    ichito Level 2

    Dec 12, 2013
    Poland (Cracow)
    Good things in protection might be e.g. sandbox, files/folders and processes restrictions, real in/out connections control...and you don't find it in EAM...but in Comodo you can. :cool:
  5. Lockdown

    Lockdown From AppGuard

    Oct 24, 2016
    AppGuard LLC Virginia, U.S.
    #5 Lockdown, Nov 23, 2017
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2017
    Aren't you the one who has been on about comboing EAM and CFW for over two years now ? You tried to do it on Windows 7 and couldn't get them to work together - consequently, you spent months on the Emsisoft support forum trying to get Emsisoft support to figure out how to make the combo work - which they refused to do for you.

    Have you actually been able to install EAM and CFW and get them to work together side by side ?
  6. shmu26

    shmu26 Level 53

    Jul 3, 2015
    If you run Comodo Firewall at CruelSister's foolproof settings, then you have default-deny protection. That's good stuff. It is stronger than what an AV suite will give you, even the beloved Emsisoft.
    I am sure you know that antivirus detection is inherently imperfect (zero-days get by all the time), and also behavior blocking is hit-and-miss. It will block this process hollow, but fail to block that process hollow. Etc.....
    So yes, CFW has something to offer on top of Emsisoft. Don't ask me how to configure them together, @Umbra is the guru.
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  7. Aktiffiso

    Aktiffiso Level 6

    Aug 24, 2013
    No, I desist to do that and use EIS in this time then i have problems whith EIS and windows 7 and i desist to use Emsi products. I spend a week asking emsisoft suport for a kb to make EIS works well on windows 7
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  8. shmu26

    shmu26 Level 53

    Jul 3, 2015
    So just use CFW at cruelsister settings, with windows defender. That's all you need.
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