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Re: Firewalls
« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2015, 09:55:49 PM »
Not at all clear from your sig that all your machines are 32-bit.  That does make a difference, especially with older software.
Ok. In the first 3 lines of my sig you see all my machines. And in the 4th you find
      --> 'Alle' (german), that means: every machine!!!
(end of 'ot')
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Re: Firewalls
« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2015, 09:58:30 PM »
Youre signature only has 3 lines  :P

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« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2015, 10:08:44 PM »
@Eddy

That's 'ot', too. By the way, who tought you counting? --> Screenshot
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Re: Firewalls
« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2015, 10:09:07 PM »
Why You Don’t Need an Outbound Firewall On Your Laptop or Desktop PC
http://www.howtogeek.com/172349/why-you-dont-need-an-outbound-firewall-on-your-laptop-or-desktop-pc/


Well I guess you can imaging what I think of that article - you only have to browse the viruses and worms forum to see all of the blocked URL:MAL detections have essentially sailed past inbound protection and in this case it is avast blocking.

Sorry Eddy unless your Hardware Firewall has outbound protection (e.g. software) , then there is no outbound protection as outbound connections are allowed out and subsequent inbound traffic from that outbound call will be allowed right in.

A doorman is all well and good, but if the punter gets in, the doorman doesn't stop punters leaving via the front door.

And I'm having the same daja vu moment when people say outbound protection isn't necessary.
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Re: Firewalls
« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2015, 10:11:03 PM »
@Eddy

That's 'ot', too. By the way, who tought you counting? --> Screenshot
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Rather depends on your screen resolution, font size and how big you have your browser window.
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Re: Firewalls
« Reply #20 on: February 20, 2015, 12:01:01 AM »
I always have been good with math.
As I said, three lines. See attachment.

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And I'm having the same daja vu moment when people say outbound protection isn't necessary.
I was more thinking of already existing threads. Some even years old.

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Re: Firewalls
« Reply #21 on: February 20, 2015, 12:26:22 AM »
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Well I guess you can imaging what I think of that article - you only have to browse the viruses and worms forum to see all of the blocked URL:MAL detections have essentially sailed past inbound protection and in this case it is avast blocking

yepp i know, since we both have posted/said this before more then one time   ;)

and as you say, avast is blocking it, not your firewall



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Re: Firewalls
« Reply #22 on: February 20, 2015, 01:57:20 PM »
Sorry but the firewall is your first line of defense.  Stating that you only need to arm one side of it doesn't sit well with me.

Just use this "WINDOWS FIREWALL AND AVAST"  :) .


I can't stand a firewall, which doesn't show me that it works.

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I can't stand a firewall that'a noisy. I just want one that does what it needs to do and doesn't bother me
except when I requested a notification. Precisely what the Windows Firewall does.
If you want to know if the windows firewall is working, simply check your security settings. :)
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Re: Firewalls
« Reply #23 on: February 20, 2015, 02:05:36 PM »
winfirewall control.  http://tinywall.pados.hu/

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« Reply #24 on: February 23, 2015, 10:43:13 PM »
Possibly relevant information regarding use of Comodo Firewall as it is a part of Comodo dot com https://www.comodo.com/ software families:  https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=52252.msg1186776#msg1186776

Post by abruptum Privdog is Superfish all over again   Thanks for the link.

While Privdog may not be a part Comodo Firewall free per se, something to consider.
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Re: Firewalls
« Reply #25 on: February 24, 2015, 12:49:46 AM »
Sorry but the firewall is your first line of defense.  Stating that you only need to arm one side of it doesn't sit well with me.

Just use this "WINDOWS FIREWALL AND AVAST"  :) .


I can't stand a firewall, which doesn't show me that it works.

HDW


I can't stand a firewall that'a noisy. I just want one that does what it needs to do and doesn't bother me
except when I requested a notification. Precisely what the Windows Firewall does.
If you want to know if the windows firewall is working, simply check your security settings. :)

Well, I started with 'Windows 3.1'. Since then I had to trust every newer version MS celebrated! So my senses sharpened.
What MS-FW really does? I've really big negative experience with Windows and never got any notification! But in spite of that many bad things happened and since I changed to other FW, I'm glad about that.
Only checking the security settings is too easy and not enough!

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Re: Firewalls
« Reply #26 on: February 24, 2015, 02:07:51 PM »
Complaining about protection that works but isn't intrusive or noisy enough really makes no sense.
Your computer, your choice. I'm quite happy with the quiet but working firewall in Windows 8.1 :)
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« Reply #27 on: February 24, 2015, 02:15:09 PM »
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I'm quite happy with the quiet but working firewall in Windows 8.1
+1  ..... + i am behind a router firewall when home

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« Reply #28 on: February 24, 2015, 06:32:17 PM »
@Eddy

That's 'ot', too. By the way, who tought you counting? --> Screenshot
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Rather depends on your screen resolution, font size and how big you have your browser window.

That's what I found out (in the meantime [since I've a laptop with bigger screen!]).  :-[