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Windows 7: Recommend Free Firewall

23 Dec 2016   #1
winnseven7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Recommend Free Firewall

Hello
Looking for a free firewall, that is proven trouble free , no bsod etc and bloatware /ad free. I do like pop up that zone alarm has with name of program ex: ksjhffjkfkfk_StealYourFiles.exe wants access to internet , as this is most likely not a good thing to allow access. I talked with zonealarm live support and read some of the forum posts and concluded zonealarm has big problems so that ones off my list. Anyone have actual experience with a free firewall that is proven good and one that I won't regret installing?
thanks


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23 Dec 2016   #2
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

I use the built in Windows Firewall, along with the Free Microsoft Antivirus and Malwarebytes.
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23 Dec 2016   #3
indianacarnie

 

About the same here, I use 10's built in firewall. Its light and seems to work very well. I use Panda free a/v though.
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23 Dec 2016   #4
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Take a look at TinyWall.
TinyWall - A free, lightweight and non-intrusive firewall

It's not a firewall, it's an interface to the Windows firewall.
Here's a quote from that link
Quote:
TinyWall is a free software to harden and control the advanced firewall built into modern Windows systems.
I've never used it, just read about it.
I use Windows built in firewall and my router firewall.
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23 Dec 2016   #5
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I'm using Zone Alarm FREE firewall on Windows 10.

Seems to work O.K. but I am no expert.
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23 Dec 2016   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I use the built in Windows 7 Firewall and always have. No muss, no fuss and no popups. If that firewall doesn't work, me or my systems can't tell. It just works.

Jack
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24 Dec 2016   #7
winnseven7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you everyone for your input!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
I use Windows built in firewall and my router firewall.
I wasn't aware routers have firewalls? I have an old linksys not wireless.
And does windows firewall notify you of suspicious activity or ?
thanks!
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24 Dec 2016   #8
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I've been using Zone Alarm for years and have yet to have any problems with it.
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24 Dec 2016   #9
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by winnseven7 View Post
Thank you everyone for your input!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
I use Windows built in firewall and my router firewall.
I wasn't aware routers have firewalls? I have an old linksys not wireless.
And does windows firewall notify you of suspicious activity or ?
thanks!
You can google for router firewall and get a lot of hits.
Here's a couple of articles i found that might help:

Do I Need a Firewall if I Have a Router?

How to Enable Your Wireless Router's Built-in Firewall
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24 Dec 2016   #10
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I use Windows Firewall and mbam
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