Originally Posted by rony47
I loved Esets AV and was very happy when smart security came out , but it fails leaktests , everyone i tried. It should have flagged them up and asked what i wanted to with them , it didnt and this worried me a little. This was the full suite all working together not on automatic filtering , none of the modules picked it up. Perhaps with UAC running too that would make smart security a better option. Surely one of the most basic jobs of a firewall is to stop malicious incoming and outgoing traffic?
Tell me why it failed and convince me its safe and ill reinstall it , but all i keep hearing is that they only test the firewall not the whole suite , well i tested the whole suite and still got the same results , sure it passes GRC's tests but ive passed them with XP's firewall and we all know how usefull that was.
Im not an expert by any means but i do know how to set a firewall up and i do know how to create custom rules , i tried setting rules for all my apps and tried blocing everything else it didnt work , Commodo's firewall didnt block the leaktests as such , but it wouldnt let me run them till id dec;ared them safe/unsafe , Eset makes me do this everytime i run a new online game so why not flag leaktests up as potentially harmfull? what if it were a trojan that slipped through the net passing on sensitive information?
Please if im way of the mark here and im being a muppet ill hold my hands up , ive paid for smart security and i want to run it , at the moment im running the standalone Nod AV with commodo because it passes the tests , I have no other way of confirming whether a or not a firewall is any good , i have to try these tests how else can i make sure our information is safe?
I cant rely on what you guys are saying at the moment as you all seem to be singing of the same songsheet so to speak