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Windows 7: Question about Comodo Firewall and Windows Firewall

15 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Question about Comodo Firewall and Windows Firewall

Hi and thanks for viewing this thread. I hope you can help me!
I have a few questions which I will number and I hope you can answer them in detail, as it would be much appreciated. (I am using Windows 7 64-Bit)

1. Is Comodo Firewall reccomended? (I am using it currently but am unsure, as I have heard about some scandals pertaining to Comodo, but wanted to get your opinions) and what are other, perhaps better alternatives if there are any?

2. Should I run Comodo Firewall or any other firewall with Windows Firewall on?

3. Why does Windows Firewall have a "Domain Profile" with the firewall turned on, but a "Private Profile" with it turned off?

4. What is the advantage of using the option to join Comodo's custom DNS server when installing the firewall?

Any other insight or help you can provide would be appreciated. Thanks so much for your help!

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15 Aug 2010   #2

Windows Seven Home Premium 32bit SP1
 
 

Hallo poobla;

Your question in regard to alternatives have a look at this;

Free Software Firewalls for Windows 7

question 2; you should not run a third party firewall & windows firewall at the same time

question 3; I don't know about question 3

question 4; I tried Comodo DNS & could not get Windows Update to connect to the server

You may find this link helpful as well;

How a Firewall works (simplified version).
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15 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

I use Windows 7 Firewall Control : Sphinx Software and like it. It uses the same interface to the kernel that Windows Firewall uses. It reads Windows Firewall settings when installed and copies them. It has a simple interface and will prompt you when ever a program wants to connect to the internet and you can then allow or deny. You can also leave Windows Firewall turned on if you wish.
I also use OpenDNS | Internet Navigation And Security for my DNS service and it has some built in security.

Both of these are FREE also.

Jim
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15 Aug 2010   #4

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

same as mitchell, i used to use comodo dns and cant seem to connect to anything
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15 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
I use Windows 7 Firewall Control : Sphinx Software and like it. It uses the same interface to the kernel that Windows Firewall uses. It reads Windows Firewall settings when installed and copies them. It has a simple interface and will prompt you when ever a program wants to connect to the internet and you can then allow or deny. You can also leave Windows Firewall turned on if you wish.
I also use OpenDNS | Internet Navigation And Security for my DNS service and it has some built in security.

Both of these are FREE also.

Jim
As posted above... Windows 7 Firewall Control has been great to date and I would also recommend it... GL
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15 Aug 2010   #6

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by polarbear View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
I use Windows 7 Firewall Control : Sphinx Software and like it. It uses the same interface to the kernel that Windows Firewall uses. It reads Windows Firewall settings when installed and copies them. It has a simple interface and will prompt you when ever a program wants to connect to the internet and you can then allow or deny. You can also leave Windows Firewall turned on if you wish.
I also use OpenDNS | Internet Navigation And Security for my DNS service and it has some built in security.

Both of these are FREE also.

Jim
As posted above... Windows 7 Firewall Control has been great to date and I would also recommend it... GL

i tried it, restarted my computer and my connection was terminated, i couldnt open W7FWC
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16 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
I use Windows 7 Firewall Control : Sphinx Software and like it. It uses the same interface to the kernel that Windows Firewall uses. It reads Windows Firewall settings when installed and copies them. It has a simple interface and will prompt you when ever a program wants to connect to the internet and you can then allow or deny. You can also leave Windows Firewall turned on if you wish.
I also use OpenDNS | Internet Navigation And Security for my DNS service and it has some built in security.

Both of these are FREE also.

Jim
I dont understand. Firstly, what are the advantages of this Firewall control and why not just use windows firewall on its own?

Also, how does this OpenDNS increase security and how does it work?
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16 Aug 2010   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Window 7 Firewall Control has a simpler interface. By default it blocks all outgoing traffic and asks what you want to do and it sets the rule. The paid version also has more controls you can set.
OpenDNS has a Phishing blocking feature and a Parental Control feature. Recently added protection for a flaw called DNS Binding. Go to their web sites and look them over, then decide what to use.

Jim
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16 Aug 2010   #9

Windows 7
 
 

Howcome when I go to the default windows firewall, it says firefox is blocked for inbound connections, but it works fine? Also, how come there are like 5 entries for each program in windows firewall?
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18 Aug 2010   #10
mw2

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

try ZoneAlarm Firewall

its really good and most trusted program!
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