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TheHulk

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firewall
« on: November 11, 2012, 07:44:52 PM »
wondering if there better firewall than windows 7 built in firewall or just stick with it?

dont know if zonealarm free v11 any good?

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Re: firewall
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2012, 08:02:13 PM »
wondering if there better firewall than windows 7 built in firewall or just stick with it?

dont know if zonealarm free v11 any good?
Since it does the job, changing it is entirely up to you.
It's all I used while I was on Windows 7.
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Re: firewall
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2012, 08:02:56 PM »
Windows 7 Firewall with Advanced Security is just fine. With the advancements in Windows 7 the need for a 3rd party firewall is not necessary. If your behind a router with NAT then Windows firewall is just fine. Anything else is just added bloat and paranoia.

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Re: firewall
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2012, 03:11:21 PM »
Depends if you want outbound control.
Im using online armor which seems to be a very good firewall. :)

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Re: firewall
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2012, 04:19:03 PM »
Depends if you want outbound control.
Im using online armor which seems to be a very good firewall. :)
Win7 have outbound control......if you turn it on.   
but not as easy to use as other firewalls, but you can use a program to control it
http://www.pcworld.com/article/231538/windows_7_firewall_control_free_32bit_version.html


latest Trend Micro internet security have dropped the firewall, instead they control the win firewall with a built in program




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Re: firewall
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2012, 07:37:50 PM »
If you check our signatures you will find a ton of different set-ups.
This might help http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-firewall.htm

Beware of ZoneAlarm as it has been known to cause/create conflicts with avast.  :)
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