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Windows 7: Is windows 7 firewall enough?

29 Mar 2011   #11
Ciara

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

I have used a few 3rd party Firewalls but today I use Windows 7 Firewall (configured), its a great two way Firewall


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30 Mar 2011   #12
Karln

Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ciara View Post
I have used a few 3rd party Firewalls but today I use Windows 7 Firewall (configured), its a great two way Firewall
Yes it's just difficult to configure for windows live applications in advanced mode and winupdate also.
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31 Mar 2011   #13
seth500

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It's not as easy to configure as my firewall or as effective but it will do ya if you don't mind having to go into it and setup "some" rules manually but it I feel it needs to have other hardware and software firewalls added such as your router and a third party "realtime protection" firewall and antimalware in todays internet..
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31 Mar 2011   #14
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Karln View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ciara View Post
I have used a few 3rd party Firewalls but today I use Windows 7 Firewall (configured), its a great two way Firewall
Yes it's just difficult to configure for windows live applications in advanced mode and winupdate also.
Eh? Windows Firewall does that for you, should be no need to fiddle with it.

to the OP: If you are behind a router with a built in hardware firewall (IE pretty much any router) then yes, the Windows Firewall is more than enough.

If however you are using a Modem, then it may be a good idea to look into a 3rd party Firewall such as Comodo Antivirus Firewall Software and SSL Certificate - Internet Security Software from Comodo which is IMO anyway, a hell of a lot better than ZA, (Although I loved ZA for many years, it just breaks so much in Windows 7)

The default Windows Firewall leaves Ports 443 and 49519 wide open, other than that it does a great job, and as i said, a hardware firewall negates that anyway.
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31 Mar 2011   #15
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

For the overwhelming majority of people the built-in firewall should be sufficient. It is what I use, and I've not run into issues. There are other more advanced products out there like Comodo firewall, and these are suitable for the paranoid types who want to make sure that no application accesses the Internet without their direct consent.

While I have dabbled with Comodo and such in the past, usually I run into things like setting up rules for RDP which become more troublesome than they are worth and often cause problems in unique situations that I wouldn't have expected. These issues cause me to be less efficient and effective while often providing features and protection that I simply don't need.
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31 Mar 2011   #16
Ciara

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Karln View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ciara View Post
I have used a few 3rd party Firewalls but today I use Windows 7 Firewall (configured), its a great two way Firewall
Yes it's just difficult to configure for windows live applications in advanced mode and winupdate also.
Eh? Windows Firewall does that for you, should be no need to fiddle with it.

to the OP: If you are behind a router with a built in hardware firewall (IE pretty much any router) then yes, the Windows Firewall is more than enough.

If however you are using a Modem, then it may be a good idea to look into a 3rd party Firewall such as Comodo Antivirus Firewall Software and SSL Certificate - Internet Security Software from Comodo which is IMO anyway, a hell of a lot better than ZA, (Although I loved ZA for many years, it just breaks so much in Windows 7)

The default Windows Firewall leaves Ports 443 and 49519 wide open, other than that it does a great job, and as i said, a hardware firewall negates that anyway.
I used ZA for some time but got fed up with (allow pop ups), just wondering what does it break ?
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31 Mar 2011   #17
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Ciara, bear in mind that the following all occurred when WIndows 7 was still new, so they may have been fixed, but here are some links outlining the problems I had:

Win defender - real-time protection
Firewall choice?
https://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...is-please.html

In a nutshell, it was ripping the NTFS filesystem to shreds every time it scanned. On top of this, it wasn't stealthing ports properly, even with all options properly configured.
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31 Mar 2011   #18
Ciara

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Thanks for the info Martin
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31 Mar 2011   #19
knk17forever

Windows 7 Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks everyone for replies and input.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ciara View Post
Hi knk17forever Windows Firewall is a good one to use, please see here ... I need a decent firewall suggestion
And thanks for this link now I can learn how to configure my Windows 7 fire wall!

P.S. Your avatar is hot... very hot... I want one... in rl that is:P
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31 Mar 2011   #20
knk17forever

Windows 7 Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Karln View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ciara View Post
I have used a few 3rd party Firewalls but today I use Windows 7 Firewall (configured), its a great two way Firewall
Yes it's just difficult to configure for windows live applications in advanced mode and winupdate also.
Eh? Windows Firewall does that for you, should be no need to fiddle with it.

to the OP: If you are behind a router with a built in hardware firewall (IE pretty much any router) then yes, the Windows Firewall is more than enough.

If however you are using a Modem, then it may be a good idea to look into a 3rd party Firewall such as Comodo Antivirus Firewall Software and SSL Certificate - Internet Security Software from Comodo which is IMO anyway, a hell of a lot better than ZA, (Although I loved ZA for many years, it just breaks so much in Windows 7)

The default Windows Firewall leaves Ports 443 and 49519 wide open, other than that it does a great job, and as i said, a hardware firewall negates that anyway.
Yeah my modem has a built in hardware firewall... I was playing a lot of worldofwarcraft for awhile and configured it for those ports... I need to close them again now I suppose as I am not playing that game much at all anymore.

Thanks again all!!!
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