Security Software Firewalls Webroot Desktop Firewall

Webroot Desktop Firewall 5.8.0.24 for Windows

by Webroot Software, Inc.

Avg. Rating 2.8 (44 votes)

File Details

File Size 3.7 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows Vista/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 3,306
Publisher Webroot Software, Inc.
Homepage Webroot Desktop Firewall

Publisher's Description

Webroot Desktop Firewall secures your computer from Internet threats and reduces the risks of being a victim of online crimes. Unlike the Windows XP and Vista Firewall, Webroot Desktop Firewall combines intelligent firewall technology with intrusion prevention for inbound and outbound protection that is both powerful and easy to use.

Latest Reviews

Guzzler

Guzzler reviewed v5.8.0.24 on Apr 9, 2010

Has good email protection. Monitors all ports to prohibit unauthorized port scanning or any other type of system intrusion.

radiomaffia

radiomaffia reviewed v5.8.0.24 on Feb 21, 2010

Crashes constantly under Vista Home Basic lately. Changed to Privatefirewall 7.0, that is practicly the same firewall, also free and worked for me.

bellgamin

bellgamin reviewed v5.8.0.24 on Jul 22, 2008

Webroot FW (WFW) includes Dynamic Security Agent, a full-scope classical Host-based Intrusion Protection System (HIPS). This HIPS greatly enhances your antivirus program by offering behavior-blocker protection against zero-day and other unknown malware.

The firewall component of WFW uses a powerful Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI), and is fully configurable with rules setting to cover the preferences of any user. However, WFW offers excellent protection right out of the box, as well.

WFW is compatible with Windows XP and Windows Vista, INCLUDING 64bit Vista.

Highly recommended.

zapatero

zapatero reviewed v5.8.0.24 on Jul 22, 2008

Slows the boot. Too many alarms, especially when installing, uninstalling or updating programas. Some alarm windows appear behind other windows, not in the right lower corner.

Amdis

Amdis reviewed v5.5.10.20 on Jun 9, 2008

To sirred2000 you need it in order to get the program installed.(Duhh...^_^) But the program is free and you only have to give a name and a email addie when you register for a key code. Which is less typing then you hat to when you registered here. ^_^

As for the program itself, i have been using it for 2 months now and i like it a lot better then those firewalls i used before it. So far i haven't noticed a thing about it that i do not like.

Very low on resources, doesn't pop up as much like Comodo..is easy to use and as far as i am aware there is no catch to Webroot Desktop firewall. With that i mean that it is fully functional, no limit ware...nagware or whatever.

sirred2000

sirred2000 reviewed v5.5.10.20 on May 31, 2008

Hey! bokhylla
If this free why do I need a key to install?

bokhylla

bokhylla reviewed v5.5.10.20 on Apr 11, 2008

I think you "Papa Lazarou" have missed the point. All outbound traffic are allowed for 7 days as Webroot Desktop Firewall is in a learning mode during that period, that is in Webroots own words: "new intelligent, "learning" firewall. It "watches" what you do; then learns from your activity to only interrupt you for abnormal activity". After 7 days Webroot will warn you if a new activity is trying to reach the internet. Not everyone likes Comodos intruding and annoying pop up windows. I think this is a very good firewall. It is light on memory, all ports are in stealth and it is free as a bird!

Bjorn Lundahl
Gothenburg, Sweden

Tenoq

Tenoq reviewed v5.5.10.20 on Mar 29, 2008

Not free. Cannot install without a license key.

Papa Lazarou

Papa Lazarou reviewed v5.5.10.20 on Nov 29, 2007

THIS IS A JOKE RIGHT ? IT LET EVERYTHING THROUGH , AFTER INSTALLATION I WAS ABLE TO LAUNCH I.E. , OPERA , AND FIREFOX BROWSERS , LIMEWIRE & SOULSEEK , NO QUESTIONS ASKED ! I USED UPDATER ON SPYWARE BLASTER ,CCLEANER, COUNTERSPY , A2SQUARED , OR ANNYTHING ELSE THAT REQUIRED ACCESS TO A SERVER , THIS WITH ALL SETTINGS SET TO HIGH ! T HAS GOT A BUTTON TO STOP TRAFFIC , BUT SO HAVE ALL THE OTHERS , I'M NOT KIDDING , THE WINDOWS XP SP2 FIREWALL IS MORE INQUISITIVE THAN THIS PIECE OF GARBAGE . LETS SEE ;ZONE ALARM - TOO BLOATED , KERIO , OUTPOST AND NEW COMODO 3 ARE TOO BUGGY , ONLINE ARMOR ,LAVASOFT NOT FREE , I'M SLOWLY RUNNING OUT OF OPTIONS. BACK TO COMODO 2 & WINPATROL I RECKON , OR THE AFORMENTIONED XP SP2 .

Blue Joker

Blue Joker reviewed v5.5.10.20 on Nov 22, 2007

Why they are so scared to publish some screenshot of it...

Avg. Rating 2.8 (44 votes)
Your Rating
Guzzler

Guzzler reviewed v5.8.0.24 on Apr 9, 2010

Has good email protection. Monitors all ports to prohibit unauthorized port scanning or any other type of system intrusion.

radiomaffia

radiomaffia reviewed v5.8.0.24 on Feb 21, 2010

Crashes constantly under Vista Home Basic lately. Changed to Privatefirewall 7.0, that is practicly the same firewall, also free and worked for me.

bellgamin

bellgamin reviewed v5.8.0.24 on Jul 22, 2008

Webroot FW (WFW) includes Dynamic Security Agent, a full-scope classical Host-based Intrusion Protection System (HIPS). This HIPS greatly enhances your antivirus program by offering behavior-blocker protection against zero-day and other unknown malware.

The firewall component of WFW uses a powerful Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI), and is fully configurable with rules setting to cover the preferences of any user. However, WFW offers excellent protection right out of the box, as well.

WFW is compatible with Windows XP and Windows Vista, INCLUDING 64bit Vista.

Highly recommended.

zapatero

zapatero reviewed v5.8.0.24 on Jul 22, 2008

Slows the boot. Too many alarms, especially when installing, uninstalling or updating programas. Some alarm windows appear behind other windows, not in the right lower corner.

Amdis

Amdis reviewed v5.5.10.20 on Jun 9, 2008

To sirred2000 you need it in order to get the program installed.(Duhh...^_^) But the program is free and you only have to give a name and a email addie when you register for a key code. Which is less typing then you hat to when you registered here. ^_^

As for the program itself, i have been using it for 2 months now and i like it a lot better then those firewalls i used before it. So far i haven't noticed a thing about it that i do not like.

Very low on resources, doesn't pop up as much like Comodo..is easy to use and as far as i am aware there is no catch to Webroot Desktop firewall. With that i mean that it is fully functional, no limit ware...nagware or whatever.

sirred2000

sirred2000 reviewed v5.5.10.20 on May 31, 2008

Hey! bokhylla
If this free why do I need a key to install?

bokhylla

bokhylla reviewed v5.5.10.20 on Apr 11, 2008

I think you "Papa Lazarou" have missed the point. All outbound traffic are allowed for 7 days as Webroot Desktop Firewall is in a learning mode during that period, that is in Webroots own words: "new intelligent, "learning" firewall. It "watches" what you do; then learns from your activity to only interrupt you for abnormal activity". After 7 days Webroot will warn you if a new activity is trying to reach the internet. Not everyone likes Comodos intruding and annoying pop up windows. I think this is a very good firewall. It is light on memory, all ports are in stealth and it is free as a bird!

Bjorn Lundahl
Gothenburg, Sweden

Tenoq

Tenoq reviewed v5.5.10.20 on Mar 29, 2008

Not free. Cannot install without a license key.

Papa Lazarou

Papa Lazarou reviewed v5.5.10.20 on Nov 29, 2007

THIS IS A JOKE RIGHT ? IT LET EVERYTHING THROUGH , AFTER INSTALLATION I WAS ABLE TO LAUNCH I.E. , OPERA , AND FIREFOX BROWSERS , LIMEWIRE & SOULSEEK , NO QUESTIONS ASKED ! I USED UPDATER ON SPYWARE BLASTER ,CCLEANER, COUNTERSPY , A2SQUARED , OR ANNYTHING ELSE THAT REQUIRED ACCESS TO A SERVER , THIS WITH ALL SETTINGS SET TO HIGH ! T HAS GOT A BUTTON TO STOP TRAFFIC , BUT SO HAVE ALL THE OTHERS , I'M NOT KIDDING , THE WINDOWS XP SP2 FIREWALL IS MORE INQUISITIVE THAN THIS PIECE OF GARBAGE . LETS SEE ;ZONE ALARM - TOO BLOATED , KERIO , OUTPOST AND NEW COMODO 3 ARE TOO BUGGY , ONLINE ARMOR ,LAVASOFT NOT FREE , I'M SLOWLY RUNNING OUT OF OPTIONS. BACK TO COMODO 2 & WINPATROL I RECKON , OR THE AFORMENTIONED XP SP2 .

Blue Joker

Blue Joker reviewed v5.5.10.20 on Nov 22, 2007

Why they are so scared to publish some screenshot of it...

bellgamin

bellgamin reviewed v5.5.10.20 on Oct 29, 2007

I cannot ignore radiomaffia's spam concerning Fort Knox firewall. That firewall is rated "poor" by all current & reputable firewall tests. See example HERE. Not to put it too bluntly, but Ft Knox firewall is an over-priced holey wonder. ^_^

Webroot firewall is re-branded Private firewall, & includes DSA - a Host-based Intrusion Protection as well as a full-on Stateful Packet firewall. When you visit the above test link, check out the rating for Private firewall & compare it with the rating for FtKnox. Then decide for yourself.

radiomaffia

radiomaffia reviewed v5.5.10.8 on Oct 27, 2007

Looking for a good firewall with fast loading in XP and easy to configure? Give FortKnox Personal Firewall a try!!

GoodMorningWorld

GoodMorningWorld reviewed v5.5.10.8 on Oct 27, 2007

An Excellent update of the already top notch Dynamic Security Agent. Slow to start? Are you kidding? Mine is XP SP2 Celeron 2.13 and Have no problems with it whatsoever.

zapatero

zapatero reviewed v5.5.10.8 on Oct 25, 2007

Too slow to load when Windows XP starts. It seems also to slow the loading of Webroot Antivirus. Comodo loads much faster.

Galifray

Galifray reviewed v5.5.10.8 on Oct 23, 2007

I really enjoy a firewall that decides your web browser is a problem and shuts it down without any simple way of allowing you to reestablish the browser's trustworthiness. Also, it is really a joy learning that windows update is a bad website and there are limited instructions on how to allow it.
This thing needs better help files and a reset to factory defaults for those times you muck something up. (Yes, I admit user error cause firefox to be blocked, but I could not find any instructions on how to unblock it).

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