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Windows 7: Which Firewall is better, Avast's or 7's ?

08 Jul 2010   #11
bludgard69

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

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With all network types, by default the Windows 7 firewall blocks connections to programs that are not on the list of allowed programs.

The above quote is from a nice article by Microsoft MVP Deb Shinder, What's new in the Windows 7 Firewall?.

Very informitive post,corrine.

I just created an outbound rule-pretty straight forward-took a little digging around.The rule seemed absolute.
I've been thinking about how to get inside the firewall-too much thinking.Thanks for the link.


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08 Jul 2010   #12
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Hello,

I'm not an expert in this area but according to Technet article it says the Windows 7 control outbound traffic as well What's New in Windows Firewall with Advanced Security i haven't changed any settings but it does block out going connections which i have to add exceptions.

I think to enable Out bound protection you can try this:

Start | wf.msc | Now from the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security window, navigate to Actions > Properties. A properties dialog will open from where you can block the Outbound Connection.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JonM33 View Post

Are you downloading illegal software? If not, you have nothing to worry about with outbound connections.
The answer is relatively simple, to prevent malwares and viruses from sending confidential information. When backdoor worms attack your computer, they steal the information and then connect to an external server(hacker’s server) to send the data.

- Captain
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08 Jul 2010   #13
Microhard

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

WBFAir you do know that outbound protection from firewalls are Snake Oil right? Windows 7's built-in firewall is extremely sufficient even for most advanced users out there.
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08 Jul 2010   #14
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bludgard69 View Post
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Very informitive post,corrine.

I just created an outbound rule-pretty straight forward-took a little digging around.The rule seemed absolute.
I've been thinking about how to get inside the firewall-too much thinking.Thanks for the link.
That's great, bludgard69. I'm glad the article was helpful.
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