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Windows 7: What is the best Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit free firewall?

23 Sep 2011   #1
YTBOY83

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate Edition SP1
 
 
What is the best Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit free firewall?

I am really wanting to know which is the best free firewall for Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit.

Can someone help me please.


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23 Sep 2011   #2
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Your router. You should have a router.
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23 Sep 2011   #3
YTBOY83

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate Edition SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Your router. You should have a router.
I have that, but i want to know which is the best free software firewall.
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23 Sep 2011   #4
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Its already built into Windows 7. It doesn't get much work because of the router.
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23 Sep 2011   #5
DBone

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by YTBOY83 View Post
I am really wanting to know which is the best free firewall for Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit.

Can someone help me please.
What is your criteria for the best? Outbound protection? Silent? Noisy? If you're behind an NAT firewall already, don't need outbound protection/notification and don't share printers or files, then I highly recommend the W7 firewall set to public.
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24 Sep 2011   #6
baxxter

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 Bit
 
 

should Nat be on in the router ?
Or what do you mean ?
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24 Sep 2011   #7
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

NAT = network address translation

Read more here : HowStuffWorks "How Network Address Translation Works"
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24 Sep 2011   #8
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Personally, I find COMODO Firewall to be super awesome, love it. Try it out, it's free and is just, awesome.
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24 Sep 2011   #9
DBone

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baxxter View Post
should Nat be on in the router ?
Or what do you mean ?

Yea, I'm referring to an NAT firewall that is part of a router / modem, in the typical home.
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25 Sep 2011   #10
Warlockz

7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DBone View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by YTBOY83 View Post
I am really wanting to know which is the best free firewall for Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit.

Can someone help me please.
What is your criteria for the best? Outbound protection? Silent? Noisy? If you're behind an NAT firewall already, don't need outbound protection/notification and don't share printers or files, then I highly recommend the W7 firewall set to public.
How does NAT protect your Outbound Traffic? Like if something tries to call home or wherever, How does NAT have anything to do with Stopping it?
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