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Windows 7: Windows firewall + other firewall?

15 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Windows firewall + other firewall?

Is it bad to have 2 firewalls up like this? I have windows and comodo. I heard you shouldnt have 2, and that windows firewall sucks, but that was before windows 7. What now?

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15 Nov 2009   #2

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Windows Firewall is excellent to control both outbound and inbound connections.

If you don't have any problems, running both should not create any issues.

Common advice though, is to run only one software firewall at a time.
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15 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

yeah, thats what I heard but I don't really get why....
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15 Nov 2009   #4

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jepherz View Post
yeah, thats what I heard but I don't really get why....
Because they could be configured improperly to conflict with each other, giving end user headaches. If configured properly, shouldn't be an issue.
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15 Nov 2009   #5

 
 

most firewall programs shut of windows firewall once installed.
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15 Nov 2009   #6

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

If you have your firewall configured properly, there is no need for a 2nd firewall.. its just wasting resources..
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15 Nov 2009   #7

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
If you have your firewall configured properly, there is no need for a 2nd firewall.. its just wasting resources..
lol thank you
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15 Nov 2009   #8

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
windows firewall is excellent to control both outbound and inbound connections.
lol?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
if you don't have any problems, running both should not create any issues.
lol?

man uve got me

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15 Nov 2009   #9

7600.20510 x86
 
 

WF is excellent, yeah. The only reason I explained how having both should not cause issues is because users always complain when I tell them to run only one. I didn't feel like long drawn out explanation so I skip all that now and tell them 2 are fine. And their resources are used instead of my brain and reasoning skills.

lol
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15 Nov 2009   #10

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

You do not/should not need two seperate firewalls...
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