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Windows 7: Good firewall program?

01 Nov 2009   #31
ttthomasss123

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Why would it be important if the Windows Firewall (or any other firewall) controlled outbound connections if it successfully prevented inbound connections? If a firewall needs to protect against outbound, then it has been compromised by definition.

I'm just asking. Maybe there is a reason.
I did this on XP. I had an Illegal copy of Photoshop CS3. However, I could not let it connect to the activation server/ update server. So I blocked the outbound connection, problem solved. Also, if you have a virus or something that slips in, my firewall will ask if I want to allow it access to the internet. Outbound control as well as inbound control is a very good idea.

BTW, I dont have photoshop anymore... I figured I would not install it and risk getting my key deactivated and whatnot. Now I use GIMP


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01 Nov 2009   #32
Snufffed

 

As stated mostly if you use PIRATED - Illegal software then YES you would need a FIREWALL to stop OUTBOUND CONNECTIONS.
since we do not condone the use of ILLEGAL software.
OTHER THAN MICROSOFT FIREWALL WOULD NOT BE NEEDED.
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02 Nov 2009   #33
hackerman1

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Why would it be important if the Windows Firewall (or any other firewall) controlled outbound connections if it successfully prevented inbound connections? If a firewall needs to protect against outbound, then it has been compromised by definition.

I'm just asking. Maybe there is a reason.
yes there is, you can get spyware even if your firewall does itīs job, if you download and install some "bad" software, you might get fx. spyware into your PC.

blocking outgoing connections then stops fx. a spyware from "calling home" after it has stolen your private information: passwords, codes to your bank / creditcard etc.
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02 Nov 2009   #34
ocadsm

Windows 7 x86
 
 

I'm using comodo firewall pro and the windows firewall is enabled too, it was disabled. Comodo would have enabled? If I disable will be sending me security alerts all the time even with comodo activated and in comodo says it all working. Have a way to configure that I have another monitoring program as it had in xp? Thanks.
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02 Nov 2009   #35
hackerman1

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

hi !

i donīt understand what you mean, but donīt run 2 firewalls, thatīs a bad idea.
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02 Nov 2009   #36
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ocadsm View Post
I'm using comodo firewall pro and the windows firewall is enabled too, it was disabled. Comodo would have enabled? If I disable will be sending me security alerts all the time even with comodo activated and in comodo says it all working. Have a way to configure that I have another monitoring program as it had in xp? Thanks.
if you switch off the windows firewall Comodo should be reporting to the system that it is protecting the system which should stop the messages.

You may need to Un-install comodo and install the latest version from their site it certainly does not produce messages here

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02 Nov 2009   #37
Jaq

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Just a thought - is Comodoīs LeakTest showing the window's firewall in a bad light so you purchase their product?

I've been a Zonealarm (free) user for years, but now use the firewall that is part of Windows 7 with no problems so far.
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02 Nov 2009   #38
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Comodo is also highly placed on independent tests such as Gibson research's
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02 Nov 2009   #39
gamepro127

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Windows Firewall, Kaspersky Internet security 2010 and Norton 360 V4 BETA are all great firewalls. Windows firewall and Norton 360 V4 are the most easy to use (Norton being #1 in being user-friendly)
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03 Nov 2009   #40
Jaq

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Personally I avoid any software with the name Norton ever since their excellent DOS software. I find it tries to take over your machine and can be difficult to control and remove.
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