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Windows 7: Good firewall program?

03 Nov 2009   #41
Jaq

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Whilst on the subject of firewalls and after reading the comments above I also want to block outgoing.
So tried Comodo, Zonealarm, Outpost (both 32 and 64bit). All refused to install on windows 7 64 bit.

Finally tried PC Tools Firewall + - and so far I'm very impressed. It installed, works and provide a good set of features. Recommended.


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03 Nov 2009   #42
hackerman1

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jaq View Post
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.
no, you donīt have to BUY anything, Comodoīs firewall is FREE.
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03 Nov 2009   #43
ocadsm

Windows 7 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
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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Thanks Barman, iīll try this.
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04 Nov 2009   #44
nekkidtruth

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jaq View Post
Whilst on the subject of firewalls and after reading the comments above I also want to block outgoing.
So tried Comodo, Zonealarm, Outpost (both 32 and 64bit). All refused to install on windows 7 64 bit.

Finally tried PC Tools Firewall + - and so far I'm very impressed. It installed, works and provide a good set of features. Recommended.
Strange that you had issues with Comodo. It installed fine here. Not so much as even a hiccup. Runs fantastic. I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.
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04 Nov 2009   #45
rogermac

windows 7
 
 
PC Tools Firewall Plus

I have also installed P C Tools Firewall Plus and love it. All kinds of settings and options.Running with Windows Firewall on. The thing is it doesn't nag you to death. When I download something one screen will pop up not ten.
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04 Nov 2009   #46
hackerman1

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

hi !

donīt use 2 Firewalls !
thatīs a very bad idea !
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04 Nov 2009   #47
Jaq

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Shouldn't really be a problem - PC Tools disables windows firewall automatically.
I've a feeling Rogermac will find that's the case if he checks.

To reply to nekkidtruth I only tried the free versions of Comodo, Zonealarm etc. which could be why I had problems installing them to windows 7 64 bit.
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04 Nov 2009   #48
nekkidtruth

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jaq View Post
To reply to nekkidtruth I only tried the free versions of Comodo, Zonealarm etc. which could be why I had problems installing them to windows 7 64 bit.
I'm also using the free version of Comodo.

Granted, not everyone is going to have 0 issues with the same software I have 0 issues with. I certainly understand that.

If you did in fact want to use Comodo, you might be able to get some assistance if you let us know what exactly happens when you try to install it
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05 Nov 2009   #49
Jaq

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Thanks for the offer. I am at present happy with Pc Tools and will use until my mood changes.

Funny how it wouldn't install, the main difference is I use Windows 7 Professional - not the Ultimate. Although that shouldn't make any difference really. If I do try Comodo in the future I will report back and investigate why I had problems.
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05 Nov 2009   #50
n8w1ng

 
 

check this out: Results and comments - www.matousec.com

i think its pretty useful page whether u guys dunno which one to take...
for all those clamin that zonealarm is good and reliable fw...PLS WAKE UP, zonealarm is one of the worst fws ever made...

comodo ftw
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