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Windows 7: Windows 7 Firewalls

06 Jul 2012   #1
WI7JP

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Windows 7 Firewalls

What is a bestest way to detect what firewall/s I am running on my computer? I have troubles using Darkbasic network registration tool. Somehow my firewall blocks it.


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06 Jul 2012   #2
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

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To the far left of the image, using the windows firewall, you can choose to "Allow a program or feature through Windows Firewall".

I recommend only having 1 firewall installed, and only using the built-in windows firewall. Other firewalls really don't perform as well as the windows one. I would remove any other firewall.

If you prefer another firewall, make sure the windows firewall is completely disabled, or conflicts may happen.

I do not know what other firewalls you have installed, but if it is only the built in windows firewall, then the solution is easy.


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06 Jul 2012   #3
WI7JP

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I have also AVAST! virus software installed. Does this program contain firewall?
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06 Jul 2012   #4
sammy3417

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WI7JP View Post
I have also AVAST! virus software installed. Does this program contain firewall?

No it has no firewall mate...But as mentioned above all you really need is the Windows 7 firewall... If you have a router this will also add additional protection...your router (hardware firewall) Windows firewall (Software firewall) more than enough for you

This is a good site for testing your firewall secuirty...it has a leak test in there some place, also its good a very good port scanner

https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2

Hope this helps

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06 Jul 2012   #5
WI7JP

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

How can I detect what programs I am running including firewalls?

Question:
I have also service called Windows Defender? Does it contain firewall?
I have SSBD Secuirty center service? What is this?
I MpsSvc service called Windows Firewall. Is this my firewall?


Question 2:
Is there any analyzer to detect my firewalls what I have on?
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06 Jul 2012   #6
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

You should always know what you install on your own computer. Avast is an antivirus software, which is good to have, but you should only have 1 of those.

Windows comes with windows firewall built in, and you should only have 1 of those.

Windows defender should be disabled, because it runs in the event that you do not have an antivirus software, but you do have one. You have avast, so disable defender. Defender isn't very good, avast is much better.

I do not personally know of any security detecting programs. If you would like, you can take a screenshot of all of your installed programs, and I can tell you what security programs you have installed. Here is how to do that and to upload the picture here, if that is something you want to do:
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums - use the "Snipping Tool" feature as said in the tutorial instead of MS paint (click it to find out how).

credits:
Tutorial created by Brink
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06 Jul 2012   #7
sammy3417

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

If you goto CCleaner and goto the tools tab, then to the startup tab...you'll a tab for windows, on the bottom right their is a tab saying save to text file...do that and post....also goto the unistall tab above the start up tab, then save to txt file....again upload...
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06 Jul 2012   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Start and type in Windows Firewall and tick on it. You will find there the state of Windows Firewall. On or Off.
Next. Start and tick All Programs. You should know all of them. If not Google the ones you don't and find out what they are and whether you want them or not. If your not sure please ask. Don't remove anything your not sure of.
As DustSailor has posted you should always know what is on your own computer.
You can also go to Start and type in Programs and you will get another list of programs.
I say again don't remove anything you are not sure of.
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06 Jul 2012   #9
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sammy3417 View Post
If you goto CCleaner and goto the tools tab, then to the startup tab...you'll a tab for windows, on the bottom right their is a tab saying save to text file...do that and post....also goto the unistall tab above the start up tab, then save to txt file....again upload...
Mate, you've posted in the wrong thread again lol
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06 Jul 2012   #10
sammy3417

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sammy3417 View Post
If you goto CCleaner and goto the tools tab, then to the startup tab...you'll a tab for windows, on the bottom right their is a tab saying save to text file...do that and post....also goto the unistall tab above the start up tab, then save to txt file....again upload...
Mate, you've posted in the wrong thread again lol
No no this time dude! Just want to see what he got installed on his computer...Your saying he should know whats on there...just very curious to see whats installed and whats on his start up!
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