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Windows 7: I need a good firewall

21 Jul 2012   #1
newtonx

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
I need a good firewall

Hello


I installed Microsoft Essential Security as antivirus. I need a strong free firewall. Do you suggest one for me?


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21 Jul 2012   #2
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

If you are looking for a free one, the one that comes with Windows 7 will be as good as any.
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21 Jul 2012   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Welcome
The Windows firewall, Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes for a once a week scan, plus common sense is all that you will need for safe surfing.
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21 Jul 2012   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

You already have one it's built into Windows 7 and should be on as default if you haven't installed another 3rd party firewall. To check to see for sure just type in firewall off the start orb and go from their.
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21 Jul 2012   #5
indianacarnie

 

Win7's built-in firewall is more than adequate for the job. If you simply MUST have a 3rd party one....... Zone Alarm is the one I used for years. Having said that I must add that its been YEARS since I've used it.
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21 Jul 2012   #6
SLeePYG72786

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I use Comodo's free firewall. If you don't mind setting it up and configuring it properly, then I would highly recommend it. Otherwise, just stick to the Windows 7 firewall.
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22 Jul 2012   #7
christin91

windows 7 home premium 64-bit
 
 

i am using guardian antivirus 2012.its a paid antivirus.i need suggestions for a good firewall.do i really need a firewall?
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22 Jul 2012   #8
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Yes, you definately need a firewall. Windows comes with one that is very good. Just make sure it is activated and you are OK. Go into your Control Panel and you will see at the bottom "Windows Firewall". Just make sure it is activated and you are in good shape.
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24 Jul 2012   #9
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

I strongly second that. I have used Comodo for a long time and it is just great.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SLeePYG72786 View Post
I use Comodo's free firewall. If you don't mind setting it up and configuring it properly, then I would highly recommend it. Otherwise, just stick to the Windows 7 firewall.
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24 Jul 2012   #10
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

Comodo makes a good firewall, however setting it up can be somewhat of a daunting task being that it has many settings. They do have a user manual.

http://help.comodo.com/uploads/helpe...ide_031512.pdf

The firewall built into Windows 7 is good protection. There are several tutorials on this site about Windows Firewall. You will find links to various firewall tutorials at the bottom of this one or you can search the tutorials section:

Windows Firewall - Add or Remove an Exception

ZoneAlarm has been known to conflict with Windows 7 in the past and cause problems.

If you get an AV that also has it's own firewall, this will take the place of Windows 7 firewall. By default, it should disable Windows Firewall and take it's place.

Yes, a firewall is a must have nowadays. I believe the last time it was OK not to have a firewall was around 1998.
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