Firewall Test Results On Windows XP

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Overall Software Rankings – Windows XP

Software Version Score # test cycles % Pass Rate Protection Rating License Fee (1 year)
Comodo Firewall Pro 3.0.18.309 -145 1 96.52% Excellent Free
Online Armor Personal Firewall 2.1.0.119 -340 1 91.84% Very Good $39.95
Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0.1.325 -345 1 91.72% Very Good $79.95
Agnitum Outpost Firewall Pro 6.0.2225 -590 1 85.83% Very Good $39.95
Jetico Personal Firewall 2.0.1.5 -700 1 83.19% Very Good $39.95
Sunbelt Personal Firewall 4.5.916.0 -1795 1 56.90% Basic $19.95
Avira Premium Security Suite 7.06.00.167 -2235 1 46.34% Poor $47.21
Online Armor Personal Firewall 2.1.0.112 -2430 1 41.66% Poor $39.95
Norton Internet Security 2008 15.0.0.60 -2505 1 39.86% Poor $54.99
BitDefender Internet Security 10 Build 247 -2600 1 37.58% Poor $49.95
Online Armour Personal Firewall 2.1.0.95 -2775 1 33.37% Poor $39.95
ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 7.0.462.000 -2795 1 32.89% Poor Free
Iolo Personal Firewall 1.5.1 -3075 1 26.17% Poor $39.95
Panda AV Plus Firewall 2008 7.01.00 -3445 1 17.29% Very Poor $49.95
GoldTach Personal Firewall 3.3 -3715 1 10.80% Very Poor $29.95
AVG AntiVirus Plus Firewall 7.5.467 -4065 1 2.40% Unacceptable $44.99

Windows XP – 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 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 Agnitum Outpost Firewall Pro AVG AntiVirus Plus Firewall Avira Premium Security Suite BitDefender Internet Security Comodo Firewall Pro GoldTach Personal Firewall Iolo Personal Firewall Jetico Personal Firewall Kaspersky Internet Security Norton Internet Security 2008 Online Armor Personal Firewall Online Armor Personal Firewall Online Armor Personal Firewall Panda AV Plus Firewall 2008 Sunbelt Personal Firewall ZoneAlarm Free Firewall
  Version 6.0.2225 7.5.467 7 10 build 247 3.0.18.309 3.3 v1.5.1 2.0.1.5 7.0.1.325 15.0.0.60 2.1.0.95 2.1.0.112 2.1.0.119 7.01.00 4.5.916.0 7.0.462.000
  # Test cycles 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 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   - 590 - 4065 - 2235 - 2600 - 145 - 3175 - 3075 - 700 - 345 - 2505 - 2775 - 2430 - 340 - 3445 - 1795 - 2795