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Windows 7: Why there is no guide for Windows Firewall?

01 May 2010   #1

Why there is no guide for Windows Firewall?

Glad, again I want to ask something. I'm looking for the best settings or configuration for Windows Firewall on Windows 7. But there is no tutorial or guide I can find about this. Can Windows Firewall default settings protect me against inbound attacks or somewhat from foreign users ? Or should I enter all about the configuration settings like outbound and inbound rules? I don't know much thing about which service Windows and other 3rd party programs use in my computer, so If I try to add something like extra rules may it cause some problems. What is the best or good advanced settings for Windows Firewall ? Please look at this problem and help me once again.

Thanks a lot.

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01 May 2010   #2

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

get a better firewall instead, i suggest Comodo or PC-Tools...
they are the best & both are FREE.

windows firewall can be configured to block outgoing connections but it requires a lot of work.

also take a look at the top of this forumsection:
Security Basics
Basic security hints and tips.

there is a lot of useful information there.
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01 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 64x

This adds a little more functionality to Windows Firewall.
Windows 7 Firewall Control : Sphinx Software
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02 May 2010   #4

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

Take a peek at this thread too:
Windows outbound firewall implementation
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02 May 2010   #5
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X

You're much better off getting a third party application. There are many good products out there, the best free ones IMO are Comodo & Zone Alarm. However, ZA has dropped the ball when it comes to Windows 7 compatibility so I'd recommend Comodo. It takes a second or two to figure out how to setup custom rules but once you've gotten used to the program it's fairly powerful. Not only can it control incoming traffic and visibility to possible attackers but it can also control the access of internal applications to the outside.
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05 May 2010   #6

Windows 7

Though Windows 7 does provide a good amount of security but it is always advisable to have a little extended support and Comodo is the best one that you can opt for. I would recommend you to try installing Comodo, this is a third party application that has worked for many of them.
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05 May 2010   #7

W7 Prof 64 bit

The guide would only have one line in it stating 'find another/better firewall'. lol
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