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Windows 7: Firewall

29 Dec 2010   #1
bagavan

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 
Firewall

I have MSE and Malwarebytes PRO..Which firewall is better the default windows one or comodo?


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29 Dec 2010   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

Windows Firewall will work well with MSE and MBAM. I'm unsure about Comodo, although I suspect you won't have any problems.

On the question of which one is "best", thats a hard one to answer....how do you test that? Leak tests? I think you will be quite OK with Windows Firewall.

Regards,
Golden
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29 Dec 2010   #3
bagavan

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

In the leak test with windows firewall it scored 190/340
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29 Dec 2010   #4
ken9122

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

For most users the default windows firewall is fine. Comobo is a good alternative.
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29 Dec 2010   #5
bagavan

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Even When I switched the firewall to comodo I got the same score..why?
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29 Dec 2010   #6
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

If you want to do a little bit of investigating and see all the connections on your sys when your online, you can d/l this utility:

Quote:
TCPView is a Windows program that will show you detailed listings of all TCP and UDP endpoints on your system, including the local and remote addresses and state of TCP connections.
TCPView for Windows

Also if you would like an in depth guide to configuring Comodo, d/l this, it's a long read but it'll answer your questions about configurations, set ups, etc. Give it a read, see if anything is configured wrong and after making adjustments, if need be, run the test again

http://personalfirewall.comodo.com/C...User_Guide.pdf

On thing I would not recommend is zone alarm. Based on what I have read on various posts, it does not play well with Win 7.
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29 Dec 2010   #7
CanIHaz

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bagavan View Post
Even When I switched the firewall to comodo I got the same score..why?
Because you got to configure comodo to make it stronger. To get a perfect score on the CLT w/ comodo, you gotta put the configuration of comodo to Proactive security. Then you gotta disable the sandbox of comodo and run the CLT. Block everything that pops up.
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29 Dec 2010   #8
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

That's why I posted the link for the user guide CanIHaz.

It's actually got quite a plethora of settings and the read is over 300 pages long, but it will give you the knowledge to configure it the way you want and the way it should be.

My test scored 340/340
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06 Jan 2011   #9
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

I've been using Comodo since v3.8 and the settings needed to get a 340/340 score on the Leak Tests change slightly from version to version as the features change. After I updated to the latest Comodo v5.3 with the Firewall in custom Policy Mode and Defense+ HIPS in Safe Mode I simply reset it to Proactive Configuration using the Comodo Tray Icon, Disabled the Sandbox, ran the Leak Tests denying all requests and got a 340/340 score.

~Maxx~



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06 Jan 2011   #10
Creer

Windows 7 Home Premium x32 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bagavan View Post
In the leak test with windows firewall it scored 190/340
But it's really not a firewall job I mean that what you see in your CLT test results.
There are only few test for FW in CLT all other test mainly testing HIPS/SRP/policy based... security layer.
The same story is with Matousec tests.
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