Hi again guys
Recently, I had some issues using ESET Smart Security (Version 4.x), basically its firewall gave me some problems when sharing folders and files between all my PC's (2 with Windows 7, one more using Windows 2000). Since the begining I realized that using 2 firewalls at the same time was not a wise idea... so I wanted to disable Windows Firewall and stay with ESET's one... but networking was not working as spected, beginning with the fact that, if you change the conection type (From restricted to allow file sharing and vice-versa) you need to restart everytime so you can actually see the PC which is sharing files with you... Other issue was that if I disable windows firewall, the network type configurations are not saved... lets say you set public network and you dont wnat to share files there, so you deactivate all file sharing capabilities in there, but in private you allow all sharing options. If you deactivate Windows Firewall, this settings are not saved or reset...
So, being anoyed with this, I decided to enable Windows Firewall for all network connections, and then I disabled ESET one... it was no use for me to keep that one enabled if it was giving so much troubles with Windows 7 (I did this on both Windows 7 PC's I have... my desktop and laptop)... In my XP era I just disabled Windows Firewall, then the whole service and ESET Firewall was working wonders in there... but this is not XP anymore.
So, after this long story, I would ask you if it is recommended by you just using Windows Firewall, Windows 7 has several improvements in security and is not the same as XP, and I can see it by the way it handles networking now... but it's always wise to ask for your advice since you know more than me in this terms
Another question should be, if this suffices my needs, is there a recomended configuration to be safer using Windows Firewall? (I mean, if i don't need to tweak it so it doesn't allow some king of incoming acceses, or outgoing...)
Thanks in advance for your answers and advices