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Windows 7: Are firewalls really needed?

11 Oct 2010   #91
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

The security Gurus know what it is; they have posted it before. I couldn't remember which treads it is in.

Found it - Windows Firewall Control Center Windows 7 Firewall Control : Sphinx Software


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11 Oct 2010   #92
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

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11 Oct 2010   #93
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Thanks, tw22k; I finally found it.
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11 Oct 2010   #94
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Does the Windows 7 Firewall Control software detect the system32\rundll32.exe information gathering patrols scheduled into Win 7 as the Comodo Firewall does?



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11 Oct 2010   #95
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I don't know the answer to that, Maxx. Sometime this week, I plan to uninstall Comodo and give Windows Firewall + Firewall Control a try. I really am not happy with the latest version of Comodo. It is not as user friendly as the previous version.
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11 Oct 2010   #96
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
I plan to uninstall Comodo and give Windows Firewall + Firewall Control a try. I really am not happy with the latest version of Comodo. It is not as user friendly as the previous version.
I am looking forward to hearing how Windows Firewall + Firewall Control works out for you. I had just the opposite reaction to Comodo v5 though in that after running several iterations of v3 and v4 I find that v5 to be eerily quiet, but I also know that the developers have designed it to be as unobtrusive as possible and still deliver the top rated protection that Comodo has become known for.

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12 Oct 2010   #97
hello people

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks everyone for the earlier replies. I'm going to give that Windows Firewall option a go before looking into Comodo. There was some....unpleasantness I seem to recall with Comodo burrowing into your system like a termite some years ago....some big backlashes...I mean...that's what I heard
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12 Oct 2010   #98
Fayla

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

The last time I used a firewall other than the one that came with Windows was in 2003/2004. it was Zone Alarm. back then i didn't have a router (had an ADSL modem instead.)

Personally, I don't see a real need for third-party firewalls considering that most Internet providers give you a router nowadays. That and the firewall built into Windows is awesome.

MSE + Windows Firewall + IPSEC Block Settings + Router


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Besides even if your are on a firewall anyone could still knock you offline with enough bandwidth (like zombie machines running trojans) or if they were on a 100meg atm link or something."

Do you agree with that statement?
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12 Oct 2010   #99
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hello people View Post
Thanks everyone for the earlier replies. I'm going to give that Windows Firewall option a go before looking into Comodo. There was some....unpleasantness I seem to recall with Comodo burrowing into your system like a termite some years ago....some big backlashes...I mean...that's what I heard
To be fair, any and all security programs burrow deeply into your system. They have to in order to protect the system. Some are worse than others. This is why many of us recommend using the uninstall tools to get rid of one.
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12 Oct 2010   #100
hello people

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yeah sure...I just seem to recall that Comodo had it's name dragged though the mud somewhat. But that was 3 or 4 years ago...
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