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Windows 7: Best Firewall

04 Sep 2011   #11
FranzB

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit, Linux Mint Julia, in dual boot mode
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
While you are entitled to your opinion, it seems unnecessary to attempt to impose it by using denigrating comments. You can call it nonsensical, paranoia or anything else that you like, but it shall not influence me in the least.
Oh dear........ i thought this was not happening on this forum. Logicearth may have a point with his last sentence of his posting. On the other hand being paranoid is not all that bad. Within limits it's better to be safe than sorry. You guys had a bad night?


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04 Sep 2011   #12
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

The written word is an imperfect method to convey ones intentions. People have their own posting styles, and I believe this is just an agree to disagree thing.



A Guy
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04 Sep 2011   #13
FranzB

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit, Linux Mint Julia, in dual boot mode
 
 

There is a discussion by Heise Security (mentioned before in the thread "Some security checks and issues) about firewalls, with a reference to a firewall test by c't magazine. No third party firewall performed better than the Microsoft firewall.
Go to The H Security: News and Features,
then type in "firewalls" in their search function,
go to #6 of the list given.
Had problems giving a direct link here. It did not work.
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04 Sep 2011   #14
gautam7

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I am currently using online armor free. I did not use anything else so can't compare it with other. Online armor offer some good feature and easy to configure. You should take a look into it. IMO one should use only that firewall which they themself find easy to operate. Because if you can't configure your firewall properly your firewall won't be able to protect you, it doesn't matter how strong or good they are.

Some good firewall for consideration:

online armor
Comodo
private firewall

Edit: Right now online armor is using about 11- 12 Mb of RAM, which is not that bad.


With regards
Gautam
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04 Sep 2011   #15
dreamer

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

I use Comodo firewall and as certain member said firewall eats up resources i have to disagree on that part.Even if routers have their own inbuilt firewall for me i still use Comodo for peace of mind and for extra layer of security.The Defence + option in Comodo is a nice feature and prompts you for action if any unrecognized program or file tries to access network.

Well thats my opinion
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04 Sep 2011   #16
seth500

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I believe the best firewall is any of them that you can configure the best and have a sound working knowledge of. It doesn't matter if you have the best firewall supposedly on the market if you don't know how to properly configure it.
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04 Sep 2011   #17
DBone

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I like W7 set to public. My router firewall is fully stealthed and passes all probe tests for invisibility. The reason I set my W7 firewall to public is to prevent my family's computers from infecting mine from behind my router firewall. I do not print or share files, so W7 on public is the ticket for me.
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04 Sep 2011   #18
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
While you are entitled to your opinion, it seems unnecessary to attempt to impose it by using denigrating comments. You can call it nonsensical, paranoia or anything else that you like, but it shall not influence me in the least.
Understand something, I setup firewalls for a living, for large corporations that actually have something to protect and keep secret. If you cannot handle my "opinion" oh well, deal with it. If it bothers you to be called paranoid then maybe you should not do things that make you seem paranoid. I'm not going to coddle you with fluffy bunnies and rainbows.
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04 Sep 2011   #19
FranzB

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit, Linux Mint Julia, in dual boot mode
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FranzB View Post
There is a discussion by Heise Security (mentioned before in the thread "Some security checks and issues) about firewalls, with a reference to a firewall test by c't magazine. No third party firewall performed better than the Microsoft firewall.
Go to The H Security: News and Features,
then type in "firewalls" in their search function,
go to #6 of the list given.
Had problems giving a direct link here. It did not work.
This link works and will get you directly to the text:
Completely Protected: Sensible additions to your virus scanner - The H Security: News and Features

Sorry about that.
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04 Sep 2011   #20
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I just installed Comodo, and quickly discovered a reason not to like it. Before even restarting the system, it popped an alert that it had discovered a trojan. However, the window was so small, that it was impossible to see the full path to the "trojan". I went ahead and let it clean it, and the moment that I did so, GetFLV, which I had downloading a video disappeared, and all of the shortcuts to it became inoperable. i have been using GetFLV for quite a spell, and non of my other security software has ever squawked about it, therefore I seriously doubt Comodo's analysis. Since GetFLV is an important program for me, if Comodo doesn't like it, I don't like Comodo. Actually, I don't like any security software that doesn't fully identify what it is squawking about.
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