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Windows 7: Good firewall program?

05 Nov 2009   #51
hackerman1

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

hi !

thanks n8wing, no offense, but itīs "old" news.

but yes, itīs very interesting reading, i thought it was mentioned already in this thread too,
but it seems it wasnīt.
we already have so many threads about "A/Vīs" & "Firewallīs", so itīs hard to remember what has been posted before...

there are a lot of "BIG" names a long way down on that list
at the top of the list are some FREE firewalls.




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05 Nov 2009   #52
n8w1ng

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hackerman1 View Post
hi !

thanks n8wing, no offense, but itīs "old" news.

but yes, itīs very interesting reading, i thought it was mentioned already in this thread too,
but it seems it wasnīt.
we already have so many threads about "A/Vīs" & "Firewallīs", so itīs hard to remember what has been posted before...

there are a lot of "BIG" names a long way down on that list
at the top of the list are some FREE firewalls.


ye well im sry for the dulicate...i just thought that some other ppl besides me might find it helful...on the other hand, there is still plenty of ppl recommendin zonealarm as a good fw,this misleadin should b stoped
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hackerman1 View Post
there are a lot of "BIG" names a long way down on that list
at the top of the list are some FREE firewalls.
hehe ye, i was sorta surprised too...the biggest disappointment is seein kerio havin 5%)))...it used to b a fine piece of soft.
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06 Nov 2009   #53
dmoore132

Win 7 64 bit
 
 
PC tools

I've installed PC tools FW 64 bit but can't turn it on. Windows 7 FW was off.Whats up?
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06 Nov 2009   #54
n8w1ng

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dmoore132 View Post
I've installed PC tools FW 64 bit but can't turn it on. Windows 7 FW was off.Whats up?
hmm ive bought a new car but i cant start it up.whats up?.....seriously, push yrslf into makin the description of your problem a bit better(error msgs etc)...

if i was u, i would try the "regular" procedure aka admin_rights&comp_mode.

btw: Windows 7 Compatibility PC Tools PC Tools Firewall Plus

i guess ur doin smth wrong))
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06 Nov 2009   #55
dmoore132

Win 7 64 bit
 
 
Pc Tools

Heres the breakdown of my attempts to get this(PC Tools) up.
Do I want to turn on PC tools. Clicked Yes
Do I trust the publisher and want to run this program. click ok
Do I want allow the following program to make changes to my computer.Click Yes
I go into control panel/security and both firewalls is off so I enable PC Tools,nothing.
I go into programs /PC Tools/says its disabled.I click on enable and I wind up with a white flag with a red X in the right corner of the task bar. I went into UAC and in compatability it says its not compatable.
Listen guys I've been around the block probably more than anyone on this site and I've installed many,many firewalls and av's and I've never seen this before on all of my years,so don't talk down to me.
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06 Nov 2009   #56
gamepro127

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jaq View Post
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.
Yes, I can agree with this for every Norton product except for Norton 360 V3, V4, Norton antivirus 2009, 2010 and Norton internet security 2009 and 2010.

Norton (finally) hired a new team in making their security products. The team leader said "I will not release our product until were the fastest in the world" And when he said that, HE WASN'T LIEING.

I have Norton 360 V4 sitting here in my tray taking up an icon, not even knowing that its their while it uses 5.5MB of my RAM and 0% of my CPU even though its backing up all my documents, keeping my PC secure and doing Tune-ups to make sure my pc is running smooth.

Now, this laptop ACTUALLY came with Norton 2.0. And it SUCKS. I had to download Norton removal tool to just remove it. But when my Norton antivirus 2009 trail ran-out, uninstalling that was very easy. And only 4 registry entries were left behind.

Some people think Norton 2009/2010/Norton 360 V3 and V4 is heavy because of its SETUP file. Well, "Dont judge a book by its cover" is right. "Dont judge an antivirus by its setup file" is the right term to use here.
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07 Nov 2009   #57
MSMVP

win 7
 
 

ZoneAlarm,or maybe u can choose Outpost Firewall Pro
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07 Nov 2009   #58
H2SO4

Win7x64
 
 

For those who're keen on real security, it's time to go past the "my grandma swears by it!" firewall testimonials and insist on only the best!

SOHO version: Max Steel Cable Cutter, 8 1/2" # 89-874 by Stanley Tools

Enterprise Edition: Shear Cable Cutters, 25 1/2" # 0290FCS by Coopertools
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08 Nov 2009   #59
n8w1ng

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by H2SO4 View Post
For those who're keen on real security, it's time to go past the "my grandma swears by it!" firewall testimonials and insist on only the best!

SOHO version: Max Steel Cable Cutter, 8 1/2" # 89-874 by Stanley Tools

Enterprise Edition: Shear Cable Cutters, 25 1/2" # 0290FCS by Coopertools
)))) kinda old, but still funny)btw, does it run on 32bit?
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08 Nov 2009   #60
H2SO4

Win7x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by n8w1ng View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by H2SO4 View Post
For those who're keen on real security, it's time to go past the "my grandma swears by it!" firewall testimonials and insist on only the best!

SOHO version: Max Steel Cable Cutter, 8 1/2" # 89-874 by Stanley Tools

Enterprise Edition: Shear Cable Cutters, 25 1/2" # 0290FCS by Coopertools
)))) kinda old, but still funny)btw, does it run on 32bit?
The old ones are the best, especially when they're still applicable. Yes, while the solution is entirely 64-bit ready, it also provides support for the laggards still using 32-bit technology.
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