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Windows 7: Is it really necessary to switch on windows firewall ?


20 Oct 2009   #1

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Is it really necessary to switch on windows firewall ?

I have PC tools firewall plus installed on my system. Is it really necessary to switch on windows own firewall along with that? Because it has switched off windows firewall. I am asking this question because somewhere in this forum I read that we should switch windows firewall as well. It is difficult to go to windows firewall and switch it on every time I open my computer.

Thanks in advance.


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20 Oct 2009   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I wouldnt use two firewalls .. like using two anti virus programs, it can have unwanted results. If you are going to use Windows default firewall, I suggest that you download Windows Firewall Controls .. It makes using Windows firewall much easier... otherwise, simply turn it off and use the firewall of your choice...
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20 Oct 2009   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
I wouldnt use two firewalls .. like using two anti virus programs, it can have unwanted results. If you are going to use Windows default firewall, I suggest that you download Windows Firewall Controls .. It makes using Windows firewall much easier... otherwise, simply turn it off and use the firewall of your choice...
Thanks mate! I installed windows firewall controls. Its nice but I don't actually know how to make program access. It is asking allow all, block all for all programs like opera, ff and utorrent etc. What should I allow and what to block?
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