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05 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 Build 7601
OK, this question has been asked 1,000 times but...

What is the best Most Popular firewall to use? I read about a week ago that Zone alarm would cause Windows 7 system instability. Is this true? What is your set up?

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05 May 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64

Windows Firewall
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05 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1

Hi DragonPoet

TBH hon you don't need a 3rd party Firewall ... Windows & already has a good Firewall and to make it a great two way Firewall please follow this Tutorial by Brink Windows Seven Forums Administrator.

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05 May 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 / Windows 10 Pro x64

Windows Firewall is good. If you need stronger security that you can install ZoneAlarm, Comodo or Outpust. Also other antivirus softwares have included and Firewall.
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05 May 2011   #5
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

most popular, as in most amount of users?

windows firewall, without a doubt.

(however, i'm not one for following the crowd, i use the kaspersky firewall included in kis2011, as i got it free from my bank. i do recommend windows firewall -and mse - to others though, it does the job.)
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05 May 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Windows firewall behind a router.
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