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Windows 7: Firewall issues

26 Jun 2012   #1
seven2

Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 
Firewall issues

Hello
I ran Gibson's tests and all was good except it said my firewall allowed a leak.
I have Win 7 x64,i5,1T,6GB,3.30 GHz and use the firewall that came with Windows Home Premium.
I do not undrstand firewalls.
What can I do to protect my pc if after trying to read the directions, I still do not undertsand what to check and uncheck.
Thank you for your help.
Peter


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26 Jun 2012   #2
sammy3417

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Hi seven2..

Are you just using the windows firewall? If so you could open the command prompt and try using the netstat /b command, this will tell you what bit of software is connecting to the internet! You could then block or allow this via the firewall settings... I'd try this free firewall very good and easy to use

Firewall, Personal Firewall Software, Free Internet Fire wall PC- COMODO
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26 Jun 2012   #3
seven2

Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sammy3417 View Post
Hi seven2..

Are you just using the windows firewall? If so you could open the command prompt and try using the netstat /b command, this will tell you what bit of software is connecting to the internet! You could then block or allow this via the firewall settings... I'd try this free firewall very good and easy to use

Firewall, Personal Firewall Software, Free Internet Fire wall PC- COMODO

I do not know whaat to block with the command but will look at your referral. I hope it is easy to use.
Thank you
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26 Jun 2012   #4
sammy3417

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seven2 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sammy3417 View Post
Hi seven2..

Are you just using the windows firewall? If so you could open the command prompt and try using the netstat /b command, this will tell you what bit of software is connecting to the internet! You could then block or allow this via the firewall settings... I'd try this free firewall very good and easy to use

Firewall, Personal Firewall Software, Free Internet Fire wall PC- COMODO

I do not know whaat to block with the command but will look at your referral. I hope it is easy to use.
Thank you
Good tut on the netstat command

How to Use NETSTAT & FPORT Command to detect spyware, malware & trojans by Britec - YouTube
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27 Jun 2012   #5
seven2

Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 
tutorial

I was amazed at how Britec could cross reference the names to see what they were; unfortunately, it was well beyond my capabilities.

I used to have Norton's suite for free which thought for you. Although it did cause conficts and included a lot of what you don't need, but it may be what an unskilled person needs. I have to weigh p's + c's.
Thank you
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