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Windows 7: Best Compatible firewall for win 7

17 Sep 2009   #21
Subsonic

Windows7 x64 7600 16385
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeBilbao View Post
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?
Go to the "settings" tab. There you will find a check box that says something like "enable Windows7 taskbar integration". Uncheck that.


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18 Sep 2009   #22
DeBilbao

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

Thanks again Subsonic. I inspected the Settings tab but somehow I didn't realized this option, and it's self explanatory.

I'm loving the simple, yet powerful program from Sphynx.
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02 Apr 2010   #23
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gamepro127 View Post
PC Tools Firewall Plus - Free Firewall Download

Product score: 99%
Beat COMODO, Kaspersky 2010 and every other firewall EVER created, Tied with Online armor (But that one cost $$$)
Works with Windows 7, 100% FREE and NOT annoying!
PC Tools Firewall Plus - Free Firewall Download
Are you sure its free?
Because i download it and as you can see in the attachment shows <<Upgrade Now>>
What exactly is this for?
Thanks
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03 Apr 2010   #24
gamepro127

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gamepro127 View Post
PC Tools Firewall Plus - Free Firewall Download

Product score: 99%
Beat COMODO, Kaspersky 2010 and every other firewall EVER created, Tied with Online armor (But that one cost $$$)
Works with Windows 7, 100% FREE and NOT annoying!
PC Tools Firewall Plus - Free Firewall Download
Are you sure its free?
Because i download it and as you can see in the attachment shows <<Upgrade Now>>
What exactly is this for?
Thanks
The upgraded version is their entire security suit.
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03 Apr 2010   #25
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

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
Here is an interesting note about this product.

Windows7FirewallControl is completely based on Windows Filtering Platform (WFP), the security core introduced in Windows Vista and does not install any third party kernel drivers. The Built-in Firewall is based on the same WFP as well. The both products work entirely independently. Windows7FirewallControl uses the Built-in Firewall only once, at the first start to grab the initial settings. Due to complete product independence you can switch the Built-in Firewall ON or OFF at your option.

Supposedly other firewalls use their own kernel drivers which could cause problems if not done correctly. This product uses the built in WFP (Windows Filtering Platform).

Jim
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