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Windows 7: What Firewall do you use?

25 Apr 2009   #41
ablib

Vista
 
 

I use a device called a router.

You couldn't pay me enough to have a useless program running 24/7.

I even disable the Vista/Windows 7 firewall.


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25 Apr 2009   #42
Romulinx2

Win7 Ultimate x64 on Desktop / Win7 Ultimate x86 on laptop / Win7 x86 Starter on Netbook
 
 

I use my router, hardware firewall + AVG internet security.
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25 Apr 2009   #43
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

I use no firewall... do we really need it?
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25 Apr 2009   #44
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dinesh View Post
I use no firewall... do we really need it?
I guess that all depends on if you want to go online.
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25 Apr 2009   #45
ablib

Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dinesh View Post
I use no firewall... do we really need it?
A hardware firewall like a router is all you really need.


You only need a software firewall running if you're ultra paranoid and it gives you a secure feeling; don't mind useless software gyrating away 24/7, and/or don't understand malware/spyware/trojans, etc...
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25 Apr 2009   #46
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
I guess that all depends on if you want to go online.
IE 8 has smart-screen filtering and if i ever visit any infected website, my anti-virus program warns me.
Also Grim, i think US has the most number of infected websites than any other country. Moreover, i use Internet only for visiting vista and seven forums and checking my emails and stuffs. Still, its recommended to use a firewall.
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