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Windows 7: Is windows 7 firewall enough?

28 Mar 2011   #1
knk17forever

Windows 7 Premium 64 bit
 
 
Is windows 7 firewall enough?

Is windows 7 firewall enough... I am using zonealarm at the moment... but it is becoming annoying to me and some of my game on demand platforms are not working properly and thinking about ditching zonealarm and just going with windows 7 firewall... is this enough?

Thoughts?


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28 Mar 2011   #2
I be he

Win 7 64 premium
 
 

No. Its the same with most A/V's also.
Sandboxie is your friend
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28 Mar 2011   #3
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

It depends on your surfing/download habits. From a "normal" browsing/surfing/gaming perspective, then YES, Windows Firewall is more than adequate.

Regards,
Golden
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28 Mar 2011   #4
metalmania31

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 

People still use Zone Alarm?
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28 Mar 2011   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Afraid so.

The win 7 firewall is enough.
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28 Mar 2011   #6
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

For Windows 7 OS the Windows Firewall is recommended as being appropriate.

No firewall can protect you absolutely if you DON'T surf sensibly staying away from sites known to cause problems.
NEVER randomly click on things you know nothing about.

In addition -
ALWAYS use
* Anti Virus plus Anti Malware software,
* have a router plus firewall,
* keep all relevant programs updated & scan on a regular basis for infections.
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28 Mar 2011   #7
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You can test your settings here :

**Home of Gibson Research Corporation**

Click Services>Shields Up
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29 Mar 2011   #8
Ciara

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Hi knk17forever Windows Firewall is a good one to use, please see here ... I need a decent firewall suggestion
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29 Mar 2011   #9
fafhrd

Win 7 Ult + Starter, XP Pro +Home, 2kAS, Linux Mint 8, SuperOS
 
 

It is an interesting discussion. Modern home routers do a good job at hiding home PCs from port scanners on the internet, as anyone who visits GRC (above post) will testify. If your router is leaky, or you do not have any firewall device between your modem and PC, it is probably a wise investment to get one or it's time to request a replacement from your ISP if the device is their property.

With most people today having broadband connections from their router between their PCs and their ISP, with NAT and private IP addresses in the range 192.168.xxx.xxx, what is the function of a software firewall on the user PC?

I use Linux versions on several multibooting PCs, and have never set up UFW, IPTables, IPchains or other Firewall management software. I have the same browsing habits on Linux as I do on Windows. It would be pretty easy for someone who had penetrated my system to scan my keyboard buffer for the occurrence of "sudo" then log the next few tens of keystrokes to get my root password. Once and they would have a pretty good guess. Twice, and they would be certain.

But I don't get hacked, or at least, not in away that has ever harmed me, my PC or has ever been in any way noticeable.

Windows firewall is so passive I don't notice it at all. I cannot find a pfirewall.log file in any of my systems. Is it doing anything at all?

Then again, I don't online game or practice anything other than safe hex, so why should I be troubled.
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29 Mar 2011   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I have used Windows 7 built in firewall for over a year now with no problems. I have used Norton, KIS, Z/A, and some others all with problems. Windows 7 has never give me a problem.
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