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Windows 7: What is a decent free firewall for win7 64bit?

13 Aug 2012   #1
Siveria

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 
What is a decent free firewall for win7 64bit?

Currently trying zone alarm but half the time I add something to the app blocker it auto deletes it, getting kinda annoyed with it, do I really need a firewall if my router has a NAT firewall built in? in reality all I need is something that can block certan programs from accessing the net, by letting me choose to do so when it tries to launch. Thanks all


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13 Aug 2012   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

The W7 firewall works just fine.
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13 Aug 2012   #3
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Siveria View Post
Currently trying zone alarm but half the time I add something to the app blocker it auto deletes it, getting kinda annoyed with it, do I really need a firewall if my router has a NAT firewall built in? in reality all I need is something that can block certan programs from accessing the net, by letting me choose to do so when it tries to launch. Thanks all
Windows firewall "default settings" are not set for outbound connections. If you want to monitor them you will need to configure it yourself, see the following links;

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Improve-Windows-searches-using-the-index-frequently-asked-questions

http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/windows-7-firewall-outbound-protection/

I highly recommend you remove Zone Alarm, regardless of what else you may decide to do.

HTH
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13 Aug 2012   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I also use Windows 7 built in firewall.
Microsoft Windows 7 operating system with a Microsoft firewall and a Microsoft anti virus MSE works well together.
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