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There´s also NetStalker (formerly known as SterJo)

http://www.pendriveapps.com/sterjo-portable-firewall/

and maybe good old peerblock ?

http://portableapps.com/apps/security/peerblock-portable
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There´s also NetStalker (formerly known as SterJo)

http://www.pendriveapps.com/sterjo-portable-firewall/

and maybe good old peerblock ?

http://portableapps.com/apps/security/peerblock-portable
I haven't heard of those. I look into software like some of you boys. AVG for example is not that great but has been around awhile, while Norton used to be good (some will say so) and it has died (fallen off the charts) where did it go? tongue.gif

Anyhow, they all have ups and downs. Even Webroot with it's high but slowly declining false-positives. Yet, I'm not saying those recommendations are bad, I'm just nervous whenever I pick a software because it could ruin a physical device that looks clean. Just saying because if a device has the same virus/malware/worm/whatever (over and over and over again) reappearing from the same location... I would uninstall it when it detects the source for the second/third time (just to be safe) unless it was me re-enabling the source for a different reason.

Note:
Good suggestions. I'll look into those.
Edited by Dr3am - 6/3/13 at 2:37pm
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So, from my brief exploration, Webroot appears to be very good as a first line-of-defense for AV protection or if you believe your computer has been compromised, but from what I can tell is that the firewall (which I am mainly interested in) is very much a "throw-in" feature in their complete SecureAnywhere package. As is much the case with other security "suites". I am a firm believer that your AV and Firewall should be separate.

It does however have a very impressive real-time port analysis feature, which I would love to find an external application to mimick, but it is pretty much lacking in all other aspects as far as historical records, logging, filtering, searching are concerned. But it does feel like a lightweight and relatively non-intrusive AV software.

So I'm still on the hunt.
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I'm just nervous whenever I pick a software because it could ruin a physical device that looks clean. Just saying because if a device has the same virus/malware/worm/whatever (over and over and over again) reappearing from the same location...
I recommend taking regular "image" backups with Clonezilla as you build up your OS so that you can always revert back to a "clean" state. I am done with Windows reinstallations, I just restore from my (driverless) Clonezilla backup! Or working within VMWare and using "snapshots".
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Originally Posted by mr soft View Post

There´s also NetStalker (formerly known as SterJo)

http://www.pendriveapps.com/sterjo-portable-firewall/

and maybe good old peerblock ?

http://portableapps.com/apps/security/peerblock-portable
Already using Peerblock (with many many lists) and I love it. +1 for that as well.
I'll give NetStalker a shot smile.gif
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Pretty much lacking in all other aspects as far as historical records, logging, filtering, searching are concerned. But it does feel like a lightweight and relatively non-intrusive AV software.
Just curious when you said "historical records, etc" associated with what exactly as a firewall?... I'm gonna learn something here.
Edited by Dr3am - 6/3/13 at 9:18pm
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Just meaning like a history. PrivateFirewall had 30 days ago, 60 days ago, 5 months, 1 year etc. This would mean IP/ports blocked. Connections established. Etc. I work for a software company that does monitoring infrastructure and it is critical to have historical data for comparative analysis. Mainly just me being a control freak. I'm fine with it like going back a month.

And yeah man, get Clonezilla and throw it on a USB stick. Use "Unetbootin" to format/write the .iso image file to your thumb drive. Then boot from your flash drive (might need to go to your bios or the Boot Order menu). Super ez thumb.gif
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