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April 2014 AV Comparatives User Firewall Test
GuitarBob


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In a test in April 2014 by AV Comparatives, only a handful of the firewalls tested proved effective, and the Windows firewall was as good as the best effective commercial firewalls. Av Comparatives commented that users would be better off getting an antivirus and using the Windows firewall instead of getting a sescurity suite that includes a firewall. See http://www.av-comparatives.org/firewall-reviews/ on the web.

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ROCKNROLLKID


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I don't really rely on testing sites like that. There are many flaws on how they test samples out. I have been using ClamWin along with Clam Sentinel, Windows Firewall, Peerblock, BleachBit, and Performance Maintainer for over a year now and have been satisfied with no infections.
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GuitarBob


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Sure, RRK. However, AV Comparatives (AVC) has my respect (like ZZTop, Eric Clapton, and Slash). You have to take many tests with a grain of salt, but AVC does as well as they can at any tests they do , based on the current state of testing. They were the first to develop a real-world test that considers all of the detection measures used by an AV (on-demand file detection, heuristics, cloud, reputation, "bad" web sites, etc.). Most tests just consider the on-demand detection rate, which doesn't allow for anything else. As a result, some "good" AVs do not bother to submit to most testing. The smart AVs know how to game the system in on-demand testing, and the testers often do not have any common sense either!

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