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Windows 7: Windows 7 Firewall ?

31 Jan 2011   #1
Ciara

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 
Windows 7 Firewall ?

How good is Windows 7 Firewall ?, I know it can be configured for out bound but what about in bound will it keep me safe ? any advice appreciated


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31 Jan 2011   #2
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

The Windows 7 Firewall refines the much-improved firewall that was included in Windows Vista, and brings its "hidden" advanced features out into the open. Many users, including some IT professionals, were unaware that you could filter outbound traffic, monitor and otherwise perform advanced configuration tasks for the Vista firewall, because none of that was apparent from the Firewall applet in Control Panel. With Windows 7, Microsoft has created a built-in host firewall that is much more functional than its predecessors and now poses a viable alternative to third party host firewall products.

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31 Jan 2011   #3
Ciara

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Thank you very much boohbah, I will uninstall Zone Alarm Firewall and give Windows Firewall a run

Ciara ... X
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31 Jan 2011   #4
Creer

Windows 7 Home Premium x32 SP1
 
 

Hi Ciara,
yes in Windows Vista/7 firewall is much improved over XP built-in firewall and in latest versions of windows it offers very good in/outbound protection but it's not very user friendly to set it up.
Here is a little tutorial how to do it properly:
Windows Firewall with Advanced Security (Guide for Vista) - Wilders Security Forums

HTH,
Creer
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31 Jan 2011   #5
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

have you got a router Ciara?

they'll give you a certain level of protection even before you get to windows.
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31 Jan 2011   #6
Ciara

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Thanks for the info Creer

Yes mickey and hardware firewall is enabled, but I like to know what is calling home
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31 Jan 2011   #7
Creer

Windows 7 Home Premium x32 SP1
 
 

You are welcome Ciara
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31 Jan 2011   #8
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Use the ZA uninstall tool (save tool, run as administrator in Vista/7)
http://download.zonealarm.com/bin/free/support/cpes_clean.exe
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31 Jan 2011   #9
Ciara

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

I did DL from link @ ZA Forum, but thank you Jacee appreciated
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