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Windows 7: Getting a firewall installed on windows 7

15 Jan 2010   #31


Symantec endpoint protection works without problems, version later then 11.0 works with win7.
I´m running 11.0.5002.333 works great.

// Zipander

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15 Jan 2010   #32

Windows 7 Home Premium x86

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
If WFC pops up telling something is trying to connect - you have decide whether to let it.

It depends what programs you want to allow to connect.

If it is program you know and trust - like those already let thru on your screenie - or if it is something you don't recognize.

We can't tell you what those are.
Okay, so lets just say I went on a site through Firefox that had a 'virus' on it. This virus can get into my system and go outbound to the creater and steal my information (at least that is what I think happens, correct me if I am wrong). Would this program pop up as trying to do this or would nothing pop up because I allow Firefox to go outbound?
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15 Jan 2010   #33


nothing would pop up. It's already gained access to an allowed "rule".
botnets were designed for this
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21 Jan 2010   #34
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit

Quote from Windows7FirewallControll web site:

"Windows7FirewallControl is completely based on Windows Filtering Platform (WFP), the security core introduced in Windows Vista and does not install any third party kernel drivers. The Built-in Firewall is based on the same WFP as well. The both products work entirely independently. Windows7FirewallControl uses the Built-in Firewall only once, at the first start to grab the initial settings. Due to complete product independence you can switch the Built-in Firewall ON or OFF at your option."

I was under the impression it worked with Window FW but it is just a substitute interface to the underlying code (WFP) I am curious how other firewalls interface to the system and do they use WFP or do they install there own kernel drivers. Working through the WFP looks to be the safest since you are not modifying the kernel.

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