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Windows 7: firewall

21 Jan 2010   #1
joeirish

windows 7 ultimate
 
 
firewall

Hi all ,
do you use a personal firewall such as Zone Alarm , Comodo , etc or the built in Windows firewall and do you think windows firewall does a good job


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21 Jan 2010   #2
alwinwinjoe

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit Version 6.1 (build 7600.16385)
 
 

Windows firewall does very well but if you want to do something about your outbound connections well you might need to do some more tweaking on the Win Firewall.

IMO Checkpoint's ZoneAlarm Firewall has some issues in Windows 7.
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21 Jan 2010   #3
joeirish

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

ok allwinjoe , i think i will just stay with the windows firewall
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21 Jan 2010   #4
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joeirish View Post
ok allwinjoe , i think i will just stay with the windows firewall
you may like have a look at this:
Windows 7 Firewall Control : Sphinx Software
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Windows7FirewallControl is completely based on Windows Filtering Platform (WFP), the security core introduced in Windows Vista and does not install any third party kernel drivers. The Built-in Firewall is based on the same WFP as well. The both products work entirely independently. Windows7FirewallControl uses the Built-in Firewall only once, at the first start to grab the initial settings. Due to complete product independence you can switch the Built-in Firewall ON or OFF at your option.
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21 Jan 2010   #5
joeirish

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

very nice Jav , cheers
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22 Jan 2010   #6
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Kerio is another firewall, available in a free version.
Free Firewall Software ? Sunbelt Personal Firewall
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22 Jan 2010   #7
WDAexodus

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

After reading an article in Maximum PC about pc sercurity I got rid of zonealarm and used windows firewall. They were testing free AV's and spyware programs and they tested Threatfire which at that time was fairly new. They said that having Threatfire paired with a good AV such as Avast, AVG, or whatever you think is good and using Windows Defender that home users would be very secure. I've been running with setup since and haven't had a problem. I use Avira for my AV.

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/int...2_0?page=0%2C5
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22 Jan 2010   #8
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I previously used Zone Alarm (free version) before I had a router. I now use the Windows firewall and my router's firewall.
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22 Jan 2010   #9
hackerman1

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

hi !

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by manhunter2826 View Post
Kerio is another firewall, available in a free version.
Free Firewall Software ? Sunbelt Personal Firewall
Firewall ???

take a look at: Results and comments - www.matousec.com

its #24 on the list with 5% (FIVE) score, reached level 1
do you mean a joke ?

no protection there....
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22 Jan 2010   #10
kronckew

Win 7 ultimate x64 sp1
 
 

i am prejudiced, but outpost firewall is one of the top ones in the matousec list. version 6.7.2 is now out & it's working fine on my win7 x64 and is a lot easier to control than the win7 inbuilt firewall and has other advantages, IP blocklists, anti-malware, ad filtering, HIPS, anti-spam, and more that win7's does not. there is a free version that has some non-critical features disabled or restricted compared to the pro paid versions, and a 30 day trial version without restrictions if you liked the free one & want to try before you buy the pro version. outpost also has a free online support forum run by users like myself who like helping people. and version 7 will be out on public beta in the near future.
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