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Windows 7: Firewalls worth it

16 Jun 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
Firewalls worth it


I was trying with the idea of installing the trend security suite they Virgin are offering / throwing at me as part of the subscription however are suites like this actually worth it?

Sure the antivirus is an essential bit of software however do people really use a firewall other than what comes built into Windows?

There are other bits of the suite such as malware and child protection etc however, are these just smoke to cover up the otherwise bloated and crappy offering?


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16 Jun 2013   #2

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

Are you behind a router?
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16 Jun 2013   #3

Windows 10 Pro X64

logicearth is right, a router provides extra protection. As far as firewalls, windows built in is more than enough. I recommend Microsoft Security Essentials an the default windows firewall.
Read this to help with some advanced settings.
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16 Jun 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Learn about Firewalls reading this article by Lawrence Abrams
Understanding and Using Firewalls
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17 Jun 2013   #5

windows 7 home 64bit

Hi there ..... Virgin have been giving away Trend for a long time ...... It used to be the Micro Version .... What Version is it now ? ... I did try it some years ago .... And found that it tends to hog the memory .... IMO Windows Firewall does a perfectly good job .... And does not use much Resources
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