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Windows 7: what to use for connecting to unprotected networks? (extra firewall)

28 Apr 2012   #1
xxsicknessxx

windows7 64bit
 
 
what to use for connecting to unprotected networks? (extra firewall)

is there a good program if you plan to conecnt to unsecured networks in the future something that would strength your own firewall? beside windows firewall? what about comandos stand alone firewall?


thanks


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28 Apr 2012   #2
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxsicknessxx View Post
is there a good program if you plan to conecnt to unsecured networks in the future something that would strength your own firewall? beside windows firewall? what about comandos stand alone firewall?


thanks
You can spend money on all kinds of stuff, but make sure you have the latest version of Microsoft Security Essentials and try to visit the same sites that you trust and you will be ok
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28 Apr 2012   #3
inouno

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxsicknessxx View Post
is there a good program if you plan to conecnt to unsecured networks in the future something that would strength your own firewall? beside windows firewall? what about comandos stand alone firewall?


thanks
hi,
windows firewall is only a soft firewall.
download and install Comodo firewall as a stand alone.
then turn windows firewall off. (so that you are only running one firewall)
you can adjust the settings of Comodo to the point of unreasonable.
but it can get very complicated, with alerts asking you for every thing.
... might just be easier to set Comodo to its default, and you will have a firewall that is sooo much safer than Windows Firewall.
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28 Apr 2012   #4
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by inouno View Post
windows firewall is only a soft firewall.
Please explain, I'm not sure what you are trying to say.
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28 Apr 2012   #5
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

"I would wrap your left click finger in a condom."

Really what do you think a unsecured network has to do with where you surf and what you do. The only thing a secured network requires is a password to log in. You are using anti-virus and malware program right?
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28 Apr 2012   #6
inouno

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by inouno View Post
windows firewall is only a soft firewall.
Please explain, I'm not sure what you are trying to say.
hi,
It has no guts.
It is weak and ineffective.
Almost anything can slip through it.
It allows holes.
And it is easily disabled without the users consent.
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28 Apr 2012   #7
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

^ I disagree with almost everything above. The built-in firewall is effective and is simple and just works for most people. I've found very little reason to use things like Comodo unless you really get off on annoying popups and clicking to allow each and every single thing outbound that wants to get out. If you want complete and total control, these third party solutions are great, but if you are the type who just wants something quick and effective, they aren't necessary.
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28 Apr 2012   #8
inouno

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
^ I disagree with almost everything above. The built-in firewall is effective and is simple and just works for most people. I've found very little reason to use things like Comodo unless you really get off on annoying popups and clicking to allow each and every single thing outbound that wants to get out. If you want complete and total control, these third party solutions are great, but if you are the type who just wants something quick and effective, they aren't necessary.
Fair enough.

Look, I am a bit impressed with the way you were able to select just a few words from my comment.
I often submit the whole comment.
Could you please, pparks1, show me how I can just select the words I feel pertinent in a comment, to my reply.
That is, instead of my sending the whole and unneccessary quote, I just post back the relative part.
Thanks. (what I don't know about the simple mechanics of computers, alarms even me.)
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28 Apr 2012   #9
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

^ Yeah, I will PM you with that info in a second.
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