AOL Free Firewall

  RobCharles1981 19:46 25 Sep 2006

Is anyone here using AOL's Free Macafee Firewall Plus - if so what is it like??

  SB23 19:53 25 Sep 2006

I used it at first, but soon opted for Zonealarm.
It didn't seem as "firewall proof" as I had first thought.
Thats my opinion.


  RobCharles1981 19:59 25 Sep 2006

I was just wondered what it was like thats all

  SB23 20:03 25 Sep 2006

To be honest, it worked ok, but when I joined the forum, read what people were saying about firewalls in general, and a little accident that the free firewall had let through, thats when I changed to ZA.

  RobCharles1981 20:06 25 Sep 2006

Hmmm well I'm using Zone Alarm Internet Security Suite at the mo it works ok.

  kdt 21:27 25 Sep 2006

using it for 2 years no problems so fact also have mcafee online viruscan as well from aol @2.49 per month..keeps uptodate better than of mcafee have always been at the top of others in comparison..prefer it than norton anyday.

  FatboySlim71 22:42 25 Sep 2006

I used it for over 2 years without any problems, never let me down. There was no reason other than I fancied giving another firewall a try, thats the only reason I changed my firewall. I used Zonealarm but did not like it, I have been using Comodo firewall (which is free) for the last 2 months, no problems at all and highly recommended. If you do decide to use the free Mcafee firewall, im sure it will be more than adequte and should cause you no problems.

  RobCharles1981 22:46 25 Sep 2006

Thanks Fatboy

Ile give Macfee a shot - got nothing to loose anyway!

  rdave13 23:13 25 Sep 2006

Just one thing. Bought a new PC this january and installed the McAfee firewall. Got a BSOD a few days later and microsoft report directed me to a McAfee patch. Worked fine afterwards.
Tried various firewalls, including Keiro, but settled now on Comodo.

  FatboySlim71 10:33 26 Sep 2006

Yeah, Comodo is a really good firewall, might be worth considering Comodo if for some reason or other you don't like Mcafee firewall.

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