camo7782

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ZoneAlarm Free Firewall
Wow I remember the name, it is quite old! I'll give it a try, never though it was still around after so many years. Main concern is how it will behave with Emsisoft and if it is similar to (cruel) ComodoFirewall as protection.
 
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Dave Russo

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Wow I remember the name, it is quite old! I'll give it a try, never though it was still around after so many years. Main concern is how it will behave with Emsisoft and if it is similar to (cruel) ComodoFirewall as protection.
It may have been a fluke,but when I used Emsisoft with Zonealarm Pro Firewall,My computer blue screened twice, then I changed my set up,get a trial if this is your will to do so, as Zone alarm pro Firewall is not cheap and maybe a resource hog? Gl
 

shmu26

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Wow I remember the name, it is quite old! I'll give it a try, never though it was still around after so many years. Main concern is how it will behave with Emsisoft and if it is similar to (cruel) ComodoFirewall as protection.
AFAIK Zonealarm may be a good firewall, but it does not provide default-deny protection like CruelComodo. Please clarify if you are looking for pure firewall protection, or default-deny? If both, then use ZoneAlarm+Voodoo
 

shmu26

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firewall, hips, sandbox. auto deny like VS could be a solution to all previous three if I read the forum right, correct?
VS gives you default-deny. The firewall of your choice gives you firewall. Nobody needs HIPS if they have default-deny.

But instead of hobbling together two or more security programs, I have another idea for you: ComodoFix. It is designed specifically to solve the problems you were experiencing: Discuss - ComodoFix - Set up COMODO for Trouble-free Protection!
 
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shmu26

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So a default-deny solution can replace also OSA, SY, H_C and any antivirus/malware software?
I think we have to get our definitions straight, first of all. Default-deny is basically the opposite of how a normal AV works. A normal AV only blocks bad stuff. This is default-allow, because everything is allowed unless it is known to be bad. Default-deny is the opposite: it only allows good stuff. Anything not known to be good is blocked.

OSA is unnecessary if you have default-deny solutions such as H_C, Voodooshield, or ComodoFix. But OSA could be useful in combo with a more basic default-deny solution such as AVAST Aggressive mode.

I don't know what SY stands for. If it is an abbreviation for Sandboxie, then the answer to your question is debatable. Do you need Sandboxie in addition to a default-deny solution? Let's leave that one on the side for the moment, it is complicated.

No matter what solution you are using, it is recommended to have AV, just as a person wearing pants is recommended to wear underpants as well.
 
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bribon77

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The thing is not difficult, do not build programs that do the same.
For example, I go to an Italian restaurant and order the first course of Calabresa Pizza.
of second: Calabresa Pizza.
And for dessert: Calabresa Pizza.
With the Programs it is the same.:giggle:
 

camo7782

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I don't know what SY stands for
SysHardener, my bad.

No matter what solution you are using, it is recommended to have AV
I'm confused, if VS > anti-virus, in what case AV is > default-deny?

Sometimes I just like the freedom and DANGER of not wearing underwear!
You will get a lot of bacterial, however it has been proved that sleeping totally nacked helps in many different ways.

the first course of Calabresa Pizza.
of second: Calabresa Pizza.
I did this with carbonara and was amazing, and no you don't put garlic or parsley on carbonara, it is a crime.
 

shmu26

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I'm confused, if VS > anti-virus, in what case AV is > default-deny?
It's a good question!
In most cases, VS is stronger than antivirus. But... VS does not monitor certain areas of your system. For instance, Program Files. Let's say you have a program called CoolVirtualScubaDiving and the owners sell it to someone less scrupulous. You get an "update" that is full of adware. Your AV might catch it, but VS will not, because it is in Program Files.

Also, VS is very sensitive and it blocks many valid installer files and sometimes even system files. So there are times when you will rely on your judgment and allow a file to run even if VS recommended to block it. In other words, you bypassed VS protection. But if you were wrong, and VS was right, your AV might still protect you.