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Windows 7: Best free firewall

03 Nov 2010   #1
love2stay

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Best free firewall

I heard that if you are using free anti-virus, that it is better to use the free Zonealarm firewall then the WinXP firewall.

Why is that? Is it because the Zonealarm firewall is more configurable or user friendly?


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03 Nov 2010   #2
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It's all a matter of what type of risky situations you put yourself into. I'm not a risky user...and I use free AV (MSE) and I use the Windows firewall features and I leave UAC on. Works just fine for me, and keeps my computer running. No problems.
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03 Nov 2010   #3
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

+1 Same as PParks....Plus CCleaner and MBAM. Plus careful surfing!
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03 Nov 2010   #4
G1LLY

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I agree with PParks1 & The Howling Wolves

Windows Firewall (WF) has come along way since XP, I no longer feel the need for third party firewall applications when using Windows 7 when it's WF does more than enough.

But having said that, the only third party one I'd ever go back to & recommend is Comodo, in their latest version it's very simple to use & setup.

I'm currently using MSE, MBAM, WF & CCleaner (For getting rid of junk/temp files).

I've yet to encounter a single problem since switching to WF & MSE.
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03 Nov 2010   #5
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Hello,

The best one is Windows Firewall. Then follow these threads Security Basics - Windows 7 Forums Please stay out of Zone Alarm.

- Captain
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03 Nov 2010   #6
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Zone Alarm is not usable for most on Windows 7 64bit.
Causes crashes and BSOD's.

Zone Alarm has of yet to get the bugs out of their firewall to be compatible.

Mike
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03 Nov 2010   #7
Francis93

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Comodo Firewall or Online Armor. Don't use ZA.
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03 Nov 2010   #8
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

windows firewall

it's free, works well and already installed and configured.
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