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Windows 7: Windows 7 Firewall Enough?


25 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 Firewall Enough?

I've seen a lot of positive posts about Commodo Firewall. I like to be protected, but also do not want anything eating up resources that's basically 'overkill'.

Opinions/Advice?

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25 Jan 2012   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jack1953 View Post
I've seen a lot of positive posts about Commodo Firewall. I like to be protected, but also do not want anything eating up resources that's basically 'overkill'.

Opinions/Advice?
Comodo often causes BSOD's I would not install it. Win 7's firewall is fine.
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26 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Are you behind a router of is the computer directly connected to the modem you use to talk with the interwebs? If you are behind a router, then the only work a firewall will have on your system is outbound protection...aka., pestering you every time an application wants to connect to the internet.
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26 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

For home users, I always recommend Windows 7's built in Firewall. That and coupled with a few other security programs like MSE and Spyware blaster.

Windows' firewall is hassle-free anyway.
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26 Jan 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Windows firewall, Microsoft Security Essentials, Malwarebytes and keeping away from dodgy websites and links should keep your computer safe from the bad stuff.
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26 Jan 2012   #6
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jack1953 View Post
I've seen a lot of positive posts about Commodo Firewall. I like to be protected, but also do not want anything eating up resources that's basically 'overkill'.

Opinions/Advice?

The inbuilt Windows Firewall is considered appropriate.
A lot of us use it here.
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