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Windows 7: Making my Win7 really fast

13 Oct 2010   #71
Joan Archer

Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
I'm definitely not against helping the developers out of some great software. My comments were regarding the slowdown you'll likely see all the time, or during disk-intensive tasks due to having two resident scanners running at the same time. That's always been a big no-no.
Can't say I see any significant slowdown and don't forget one is an anti-virus program that also does some malware catching, the other is primarily an antispy/malware program.


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13 Oct 2010   #72
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

"Please don't act like all of us running the Windows firewall are making a mistake." All I am saying is that if you subject Windows Firewall to any of the reputable Leak Tests which are used to evaluate Firewall performance you will learn the truth about how well protected your computer currently really is.

The value of having top notch software Firewall protection is not a concern for many entry level Win 7 users, but for those more advanced users who can appreciate the value of knowing exactly how well their software Firewall is protecting them from common exploits like Rootkit Installations, Invasions, Injections, InfoSends, Impersonations and Hijacking then a Leak Test will let them know exactly how well thier current software Firewall protection stands up to these exploits...

1. RootkitInstallation: MissingDriverLoad
2. RootkitInstallation: LoadAndCallImage
3. RootkitInstallation: DriverSupersede
4. RootkitInstallation: ChangeDrvPath
5. Invasion: Runner
6. Invasion: RawDisk
7. Invasion: PhysicalMemory
8. Invasion: FileDrop
9. Invasion: DebugControl
10. Injection: SetWinEventHook
11. Injection: SetWindowsHookEx
12. Injection: SetThreadContext
13. Injection: Services
14. Injection: ProcessInject
15. Injection: KnownDlls
16. Injection: DupHandles
17. Injection: CreateRemoteThread
18. Injection: APC dll injection
19. Injection: AdvancedProcessTermination
20. InfoSend: ICMP Test
21. InfoSend: DNS Test
22. Impersonation: OLE automation
23. Impersonation: ExplorerAsParent
24. Impersonation: DDE
25. Impersonation: Coat
26. Impersonation: BITS
27. Hijacking: WinlogonNotify
28. Hijacking: Userinit
29. Hijacking: UIHost
30. Hijacking: SupersedeServiceDll
31. Hijacking: StartupPrograms
32. Hijacking: ChangeDebuggerPath
33. Hijacking: AppinitDlls
34. Hijacking: ActiveDesktop

Its not for computer novices to be concerned with advanced level software Firewall protection but rather for those who have more advanced skill level and want to know the truth about how well their software Firewall is currently protecting their computer running a set of Leak Tests can reveal precisely what vulnerabilities need to be addressed in order to improve their current level of protection.

~Maxx~
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13 Oct 2010   #73
deepakumar

windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Hey Maxx the last time we spoke elaborately about Comodo firewall & HIPS feature...but then i got busy & couldn't get in touch with you on that topic...Hey buddy how r u??? Ok Maxx i got the Comodo firewall only & didn't activated the AV part since i got MSE & its working fine...so just give the steps for HIPS so i can get that straight since i'm irritated with UAC pop-up for the most common & daily apps. like CCleaner,CoreTemp etc...
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13 Oct 2010   #74
gregrocker

 

Turn down UAC in Control Panel>User Accounts. You don't have to install a bloatware Firewall. Use the Win7 Firewall.
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13 Oct 2010   #75
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You don't have to install a bloatware Firewall. Use the Win7 Firewall.


I agree! According to Task Manager the Comodo Firewall Pro and top rated Proactive Defense+ HIPS runs for 5.2 MB RAM on my Win 7 computer. Do you know the RAM allocation of the Windows 7 Firewall for comparison?

~Maxx~
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13 Oct 2010   #76
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by deepakumar View Post
Ok Maxx i got the Comodo firewall only & didn't activated the AV part since i got MSE & its working fine...so just give the steps for HIPS so i can get that straight since i'm irritated with UAC pop-up for the most common & daily apps. like CCleaner,CoreTemp etc...
Using MSE with the lightweight Comodo Firewall Pro sounds like a great idea! Just make sure that the Firewall is set to Custom Policy Mode so that all programs must ask your permission to go to the internet. You may be surprised at how many Windows and 3rd party programs make a habit of phoning home often!







With these settings for the Matousec Proactive Defense 148 part Security Challenge's #1 rated Firewall+HIPS software the Comodo Proactive Defense + will not only protect your computer from letting any .exe run without your express permission, but it will permanently remember your decision and never ask again thus quelling the persistant nag of Windows UAC.

As a bonus the completely free of charge Comodo Firewall Pro, Proactive Defense+ and Auto Sandboxing Feature when configured properly will get a perfect score against any and all of the 34 exploits I listed above which is 3X better than Windows Firewall usually does when leak tested. While it is true that you may never have to deal with all of those potential exploits that seek to take control of your computer and mine it for personal data its nice to know that you have the protection onboard that has a proven ability to successfully defend your computer against those threats.

~Maxx~
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14 Oct 2010   #77
deepakumar

windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Ok i've done the same...i don't need to add any programs to "Trusted files"...???i got the Comodo 5.0.162636.1135 i hope that's the Pro version??? Yeah you are right with the perfect settings my computer has always been 100% safe & secured, guaranteed when with Comodo firewall (i'm not commenting on other AV/Firewall or criticizing them as well)...Thnx Maxx
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14 Oct 2010   #78
deepakumar

windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Hahahaha Greg my friend Comodo firewall is a very good firewall & my personal experience has been good since when i was using WinXP S2/3...so prefer sticking my nose with same......with HIPS on i guess don't really have to turn UAC off....but Thnx Greg my friend for the info...
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14 Oct 2010   #79
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by deepakumar View Post
Hahahaha Greg my friend Comodo firewall is a very good firewall & my personal experience has been good.
Please don't make light of Greg's recommending the Windows 7 Firewall because it does do an adequate job and most people are not going to want to put the time and effort into running Comodo although the developers have worked very hard to simplify its use making Comodo 2011 (v5) the smoothest running and pop-up free version I have run to date.

~Maxx~
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14 Oct 2010   #80
deepakumar

windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Maxx i wasn't actually taking Greg's recommendation light i agree & don't deny that Windows firewall isn't effective but it just that i'm not Ok/satisfied/don't wanna use it...whatever 1 can say, i love Comodo firewall as mentioned in above post...Greg is one of my friend who'll be all Guns blowing at my post which i love because i want some1 to find a mistake in me because only then can i improve...in two of my tutorials that i recently came up with he's the 1 guy who kept telling me what's wrong & what's need to be done...my new Guru badge is dedicated to him & Shawn the Admin....bcz they helped me to come up with those 2 tutorials...
Not 2 mention you guyzzz as well who are always there helping me out...sharing knowledge...
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