Firewall Test Results On Windows Vista

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Overall Software Rankings - Windows Vista

Software Version Score # test cycles % Pass Rate Protection Rating License Fee (1 year)
Comodo Firewall Pro 3.0.22.349 -45 1 98.92% Excellent Free
Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0.0.125 -345 1 91.72% Very Good $79.95
Look 'n' Stop Firewall 2.06 -1850 1 55.58% Basic $29.00
Avira Premium Security Suite 8.1.00.206 -2100 1 49.58% Basic $47.21
PC Tools Firewall Plus 3.0.1.14 -3050 1 26.77% Poor Free
McAfee Internet Security Suite 9.01.108 -3965 1 4.80% Unacceptable $49.99
Windows Vista built-in Firewall - -4165 1 0.00% Unacceptable -

Windows Vista – Full Results

- Software passed the test – no penalty incurred -Software failed the test – penalty incurred according to ‘Fail Penalty’ column

# Test Cycles– number of times that this software has been tested by registered testers with the full suite of tests. Each software version can only be tested once per registered tester on a particular operating system. Clicking the links in this row will take the user to a page where individual test cards can be downloaded in .pdf format.

Fail Penalty – The penalty subtracted from the software score if this test is failed.

Maximum Penalty – The total score should a software fail every single test. For the Suite 1 portfolio of tests, this stands at – 4665

Software Score – The aggregate penalty for each software is recorded at the foot of each column as a negative (minus) number. The closer to zero, the stronger the protection.

Note: Firewall leak tests must be allowed to execute in order to test the protection afforded by the firewall. If the test cannot be executed then, obviously, the tester is not able to evaluate the firewall's ability to block the outgoing connection attempt. For example, signature based detection in the AV component of an application may detect a particular test as a Trojan - blocking its execution simply because that particular signature is on its blacklist. This does not provide any indication of protection against the technique that the test uses – and a piece of malware using the same technique but with an unknown/non-blacklisted signature may well be successful. Our testers will try to make an exception in order to bypass signature blacklisting and run the test, but if this is impossible then we record a straight fail.

  Software Name Avira Premium Security Suite 8 Comodo Firewall Pro Kaspersky Internet Security Look 'n' Stop Firewall McAfee Internet Security Suite PC Tools Firewall Plus Windows Vista Built-In Firewall
  Version 8.1.00.206 3.0.22.349 7.0.0.125 V2.06 9_01_108 3.0.1.14 -
  OS Vista Vista Vista Vista Vista Vista Vista
  License Type              
  # Test cycles 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Security Test Name Fail Penalty              
+ Atelier Web Firewall Tester                
Atelier Test 1 -100
Atelier Test 2 -100
Atelier Test 3 -100
Atelier Test 4 -100
Atelier Test 5 -100
Atelier Test 6 -100
BITStester -100
Breakout2 -45
Coat -70
CopyCat -100
+ CPILSuite                
Test 1 -100
Test 2 -100
Test 3 -100
+ Comodo ICMP                
ICMP Test 1 -100
ICMP Test 2 -100
DNStest -45
DNStester -45
Delete Volume -45
FireHole -100
+ FPR                
and CPIL Test 1 -100
and CPIL Test 2 -100
and CPIL Test 3 -100
and Wallbreaker Test 1 -25
and Wallbreaker Test 2 -25
and Wallbreaker Test 3 -25
and Wallbreaker Test 4 -25
and PCFlank -100
Ghost -50
Jumper -100
Keylogtest -100
KiLL -45
LeakTest v 1.2 -100
Osfwbypass -100
PCFlank -100
Runner -100
+ Spycar                
HKCU_Run.exe -10
HKCU_RunOnce.exe -10
HKCU_RunOnceEx.exe -10
HKLM_Run.exe -10
HKLM_RunOnce.exe -10
HKLM_RunOnceEx.exe -10
IE-HomepageLock.exe -10
IE-KillAdvancedTab.exe -10
IE-KillConnectionsTab.exe -10
IE-KillContentTab.exe -10
IE-KillGeneralTab.exe -10
IE-KillPrivacyTab.exe -10
IE-KillProgramsTab.exe -10
IE-KillSecurityTab.exe -10
IE-SetHomePage.exe -10
IE-SetSearchPage.exe -10
AlterHostsFile.exe -10
RegTest -100
Surfer -50
Thermite -100
TooLeaky -50
Trojan Simulator -100
+ Wallbreaker                
Test 1 -25
Test 2 -25
Test 3 -25
Test 4 -25
Zabypass -50
Advanced Process Termination (APT) v4.0 -100
Simple Process Termination (SPT) -100
ProcX (PX) v1.0 -100
SDTRestore (SDT) v0.2 -100
+ System Shutdown Simulator                
Create Auto Start Reg Key -100
Outbound Connection Test -100
Maximum Penalty (fail all) -4165              
Software Score   - 2100 - 45 - 345 - 1850 - 3965 - 3050 - 4165