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Windows 7: Best Compatible firewall for win 7

12 Sep 2009   #11
belveder

Windows 7
 
 

I use ESET Smart Security with no drama's at all


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12 Sep 2009   #12
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Eset Smart Security 4.x
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15 Sep 2009   #13
DeBilbao

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM (build 7600 from TechNet Plus)
 
 

I would like to use the included Windows 7 Firewall with outbound protection, but I'm missing an option that I don't know if it's implemented or not.

Is it possible to configure Windows Firewall to ask when a program tries to connect for the first time?

I've been a long time user of McAfee Destop Firewall 8, a simple yet effective firewall that I've configured by simply answering "Yes" or "No" every time a program tries to connect to the Internet.

I can only see two options: "Block" or "Allow"... any help?
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15 Sep 2009   #14
Subsonic

Windows7 x64 7600 16385
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeBilbao View Post
I would like to use the included Windows 7 Firewall with outbound protection, but I'm missing an option that I don't know if it's implemented or not.

Is it possible to configure Windows Firewall to ask when a program tries to connect for the first time?
You might want to give Windows7 Firewall control a try. Even the free version will do what you want. It complements and simplifies the native firewall. Try it.

Windows 7 Firewall Control : Sphinx Software
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15 Sep 2009   #15
DeBilbao

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM (build 7600 from TechNet Plus)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Subsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeBilbao View Post
I would like to use the included Windows 7 Firewall with outbound protection, but I'm missing an option that I don't know if it's implemented or not.

Is it possible to configure Windows Firewall to ask when a program tries to connect for the first time?
You might want to give Windows7 Firewall control a try. Even the free version will do what you want. It complements and simplifies the native firewall. Try it.

Windows 7 Firewall Control : Sphinx Software
Thank you very much Subsonic seems it's what I'm looking for...

I'll give it a try and I'll post my impressions.

Thanks again...
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15 Sep 2009   #16
Subsonic

Windows7 x64 7600 16385
 
 

No problem. Let me know if it works out for you!
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16 Sep 2009   #17
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If you have a hardware router, which just about eeveryone does, you don't need anything more than the built-in firewall.
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16 Sep 2009   #18
DeBilbao

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM (build 7600 from TechNet Plus)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Subsonic View Post
No problem. Let me know if it works out for you!
Windows 7 Firewall Control in it's free version has worked perfectly for what I was looking for. It informs me when a program tries to connect to the Internet and let me decide just once if I let it or not.

Thanks a lot

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16 Sep 2009   #19
Subsonic

Windows7 x64 7600 16385
 
 

Glad it worked out for you!
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17 Sep 2009   #20
DeBilbao

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM (build 7600 from TechNet Plus)
 
 

It did!

My only complaint is about a little annoyance. The program opens automatically when I start Windows and it appears both in the system tray and in the new task bar.

I would like to keep it only in the system tray and not in the taskbar. Is it possible?
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