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Windows 7: Best firewall for gaming


28 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Best firewall for gaming

Hi guys I am kinda curious here,

but what would u consider to be the best firewall for a gamer is, i mean one tht secures well AND doesnt bother one tht much.

If its free I would love to prefer tht..

Thnx


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28 Feb 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mystichead View Post
Hi guys I am kinda curious here,

but what would u consider to be the best firewall for a gamer is, i mean one tht secures well AND doesnt bother one tht much.

If its free I would love to prefer tht..

Thnx
Best and free dont often cross paths. I prefer eset smart security (AV and commercial grade firewall). It just works, you dont have to be a rocket scientist, just install it and forget it.


Ken
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28 Feb 2010   #3

64-Bit W7 Ult_sp1
 
 

if your firewall is so intrusive that it prevents you from installing or playing a game on your PC, it's time to ditch it and look for a replacement..

try a few and see what you think of them - people all have their own preferences..
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28 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

I just use Windows firewall with UAC enabled, and AVG free edition anti-virus. Never had any problems with it. Only ever had a few viruses, but they've been picked up no problems.
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28 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

In most cases the firewall will either block the game or not.


Are you meaning anti-virus and preventing scanning of the game while you're playing?

Many Anti-Virus suites know its a game and do not scan its files while your playing. Or do not repeat scan known safe files, unless the are being changed.

If you're using a Anti-Virus that activly scans everything, all the time no matter what, simply exclude the games folder.
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28 Feb 2010   #6

Win 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Security Shield 2010 is good and relatively well priced. I think it's based on FSecure technology.
It has a Gaming Mode on it which is really easy to select, and it can auto detect (or manually) when you enter full screen mode while gaming.
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01 Mar 2010   #7
adt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Eset Smart Secuirty is your answer
I've been using it for years, it's really light on the system, easy to use and secure.
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01 Mar 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mystichead View Post
Hi guys I am kinda curious here,

but what would u consider to be the best firewall for a gamer is, i mean one tht secures well AND doesnt bother one tht much.

If its free I would love to prefer tht..

Thnx
I game without a problem using Windows Firewall. Not sure what you mean "firewall for a gamer". Firewalls will not improve framerates or effect ping times.
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