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Windows 7: Is the W7 default firewall enough?

17 Jul 2010   #11
Harvey Meale

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit, BackTrack 4, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kmint View Post
Thank you very much again. Very informative.
Hi, kmint.

I just happen to have a canned speech for firewalls. You might like to take a look.

Selecting a firewall that's right for you is crucial in the prevention of infection. You should have it adjusted to suite your needs: your intelligence, your computer knowledge, and your convenience.

Today, I'm going to share four leading firewall programs with you, and from there, you should evaluate which one's best for your needs. Let's get started!
  • Online Armor - As iBruteforce suggested, Online Armor is an extremely efficient firewall to use. It's a user-friendly firewall, so if you struggled with the likes of Comodo, perhaps you should consider this alternative. Below is a link to a Online Armor review, so you can see what other people think of it.
  • Comodo Firewall - This firewall is regarded as one of the most popular applications because it is one of the more advanced protection agents and has a high detection rate on malicious traffic. At times, the Comodo firewall may seem a little confusing, but with experience, you'll begin to get the hang of it and understand why it's known as one of the best. I'll post a link to a review below.
  • ZoneAlarm - ZoneAlarm, like Comodo, is one of the better firewall programs freely available. It is often considered to be in the top two when it comes to protection and usability. Rated five stars by CNet's staff, this is truely one of the best firewalls around. I'll post a review (link below) for you to find out more on this excellent software.
  • Outpost Firewall - Outpost, though perhaps not the most effective firewall, comes with many excellent features that will often surpass that of a professional firewall. These include 'proactive protection' that controls your installed applications, and a real-time network statistics monitor. Read more about Outpost Firewall at the link below.
I hope that you can find a software that, based on your requirements, will perform optimally in the prevention of malicious attacks on your system. Good luck!

Thanks,
Harvey Meale


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17 Jul 2010   #12
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Harvey Meale View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kmint View Post
Thank you very much again. Very informative.
Hi, kmint.

I just happen to have a canned speech for firewalls. You might like to take a look.

Selecting a firewall that's right for you is crucial in the prevention of infection. You should have it adjusted to suite your needs: your intelligence, your computer knowledge, and your convenience.

Today, I'm going to share four leading firewall programs with you, and from there, you should evaluate which one's best for your needs. Let's get started!
  • Online Armor - As iBruteforce suggested, Online Armor is an extremely efficient firewall to use. It's a user-friendly firewall, so if you struggled with the likes of Comodo, perhaps you should consider this alternative. Below is a link to a Online Armor review, so you can see what other people think of it.
  • Comodo Firewall - This firewall is regarded as one of the most popular applications because it is one of the more advanced protection agents and has a high detection rate on malicious traffic. At times, the Comodo firewall may seem a little confusing, but with experience, you'll begin to get the hang of it and understand why it's known as one of the best. I'll post a link to a review below.
  • ZoneAlarm - ZoneAlarm, like Comodo, is one of the better firewall programs freely available. It is often considered to be in the top two when it comes to protection and usability. Rated five stars by CNet's staff, this is truely one of the best firewalls around. I'll post a review (link below) for you to find out more on this excellent software.
  • Outpost Firewall - Outpost, though perhaps not the most effective firewall, comes with many excellent features that will often surpass that of a professional firewall. These include 'proactive protection' that controls your installed applications, and a real-time network statistics monitor. Read more about Outpost Firewall at the link below.
I hope that you can find a software that, based on your requirements, will perform optimally in the prevention of malicious attacks on your system. Good luck!

Thanks,
Harvey Meale
Should kmint decide to not use the Win 7 inbuilt firewall, I would highly recommend Online Armor from your list above.

I would however down load from the link below -

Best Firewall Software - Stops Hackers, Malware, Viruses, Keylogger & Online Banking Protection - Online Armor


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22 Jul 2010   #13
kmint

Win7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi, thanks a lot for your help.

I tried them all and they got on my nerves. Over annoying and over complicated. I found PC Tools Firewall to be more easy and it is the most valued one in the downloads site I always use and trust where people vote and leave their opinions.

See: PC Tools Firewall Plus - Descargar

I am doubtful whether to send all of them to hell and stay with W7 firewall only or not. SOme guys here said W7 is more than enough and never got an infection or anything.

Anyway, thanks a lot.
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22 Jul 2010   #14
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Hi, kmint.

The opinions at download sites are very frequently populated by shills so be careful how much credence you give to such comments.

To avoid problems, I hope that you have fully uninstalled firewalls that you have tested prior to moving on to another.
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22 Jul 2010   #15
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

Free F/W wise, I'd go with Comodo's (get from softpedia or majorgeeks)
Pay: Avast! Security Suite (I use)
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It's very complex why you want one, research it carefully!
Protection comes in other ways also:
See WinPatrol, Spybot, and HiJackThis for examples, will be an eye opener, most likely.

[HiJackThis is THE real killer app, but also very dangerous, WinPatrol and SpyBoy Search and Destroy are awesome and extremely popular.]

A good F/W will not be nagging you constantly, unless you want it to!

Just noticed that those 2 product's companies are also the only 2 with sticky's in this forum!
I am not a shill! they get paid, I could use the job!

Something else to try for safer surfing also: mywot.com

Go even further using HOSTS file manipulation also, for info visit: http://www.mvps.org/***********/hosts.htm
While there investigate all the stuff in the drop down list at the top of the page for your continuing education.
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24 Jul 2010   #16
manchot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

if you decide to just use windows 7 firewall, i suggest you also use windows 7 firewall control in conjunction. the program tweaks the windows 7 firewall so you can have a bit more control without complicating too much the simplicity of just running the built in OS firewall.
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