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  • b12s_slurpy b12s_slurpy Feb 14, 2008 8:51 AM Flag

    Norton Rated Worst of the Worst Security!!!

    <I'd suggest you read them again - not only is this "default testing", as already pointed out, but specifically this is "leak testing" - which is something you can configure Norton to do, but is not it's main purpose.

    Comparing a dedicated firewall product like ZoneAlarm to a general security suite like Norton is daft - ZoneAlarm is rubbish at virus detection, but a great firewall, so I use both (or at least, I did before giving up Windows completely and switching to virus-free Ubuntu).>

    First part of the tests are on the firewalls default settings.
    If the firewall did poorly, like Norton, the settings are raised to its highest security settings, and those tests are shown with a blue checkmark. Here Norton did barely better than just using Windows Firewall.

    Why would you use two firewalls?

    Everyone knows you don't use two firewalls...and why would you feel you need two firewalls if you're were already using Norton???

    • <Comparing a dedicated firewall product like ZoneAlarm to a general security suite like Norton is daft - ZoneAlarm is rubbish at virus detection, but a great firewall, so I use both (or at least, I did before giving up Windows completely and switching to virus-free Ubuntu).>

      And also, don't try and confuse the issue by just making statements related to Zone Alarm and Norton...just about all the popular names in Firewalls were subjected to the same tests, not just Zone Alarm vs Norton as your post tries to imply.

      And what's even worse is that the Free products did better on these tests.

 
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