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Windows 7: Is windows 7 firewall enough?

01 Apr 2011   #21
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

I have never fooled with Windows 7 firewall or change it. I use **Home of Gibson Research Corporation** to check it and the only thing that gets through is a ping. All the other firewalls mentioned before did the same thing.


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02 Apr 2011   #22
Coke Robot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Stay away from torrents if you're running Windows Firewall. I've personally seen 54 trojans rape a system with that. And one of my friends had a world record or something of over 200 stds! I believe he was running Windows Firewall too. Just a word of the wise...
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02 Apr 2011   #23
Ciara

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

There are legal torrent sites ... but I personally prefer to avoid torrents of any kind
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04 Apr 2011   #24
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

Torrents will get through any firewall because the operator give permission.
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04 Apr 2011   #25
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

A Firewall won't save you from a dodgy torrent... as the first thing you have to do to get a torrent client working properly is allow it through the firewall.

The best thing to do, is not download pirated content in the first place, to quote a certain Meerkat, "Simples"
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04 Apr 2011   #26
Ciara

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
A Firewall won't save you from a dodgy torrent... as the first thing you have to do to get a torrent client working properly is allow it through the firewall.

The best thing to do, is not download pirated content in the first place, to quote a certain Meerkat, "Simples"
And thats very good advice !
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04 Apr 2011   #27
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Hi there,

Windows Firewall is more than enough since it has inbound and outbound firewall. It's a little difficult to configure but use this Windows 7 Firewall Control : Sphinx Software the Free edition is more than enough to add to exception list quickly and easily. And as Severedsolo with Hardware Firewall it should work great.

Hope this helps,
Captain
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04 Apr 2011   #28
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Sphinx is great, but I find it to be a little too intrusive. From what I remember, every single app must be configured, and there is no way to configure "trusted applications" before hand.

On top of that, the warning noise is REALLY annoying
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04 Apr 2011   #29
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
Sphinx is great, but I find it to be a little too intrusive. From what I remember, every single app must be configured, and there is no way to configure "trusted applications" before hand.

On top of that, the warning noise is REALLY annoying
Yeah but you can disable the sound warning
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04 May 2011   #30
peegee15

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

the built-in firewall is sufficient. some 3rd party apps will hog down your resources and will delay your boot up time. i've already tried online armor and agnitum. i can say i prefer the latter but i'm now using the default firewall configured using firewall control. well in the end it depends on your safing habits. plus, sandboxie will help you alot.
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