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Offline Asyn

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Windows Firewall
« on: May 28, 2020, 09:07:39 AM »
Why you shouldn't just use Windows Firewall: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfaRLUZK8No

Turn Off Windows Firewall and use something else. This video demonstrates with a trojan backdoor malware test, why you shouldn't use Windows Defender Firewall, even though it comes with Microsoft Windows 10 and isn't necessarily bad.

This video shouldn't be misinterpreted as advice not to use any firewall especially if you're using a laptop and connecting to random Wifi networks. Also, since everyone is asking why I ran the sample in a Win 7 environment (yes, this happens the same way in Windows 8/10). The purpose here isn't to bash Windows Firewall. It is a demonstration of the problem with a security model relying on the firewall on the same system the malware is executing from a cybersecurity perspective with real backdoor example.
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Re: Windows Firewall
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2020, 02:00:21 AM »
Quite interesting, thanks Asyn

I would be curious to know if the same result would occur if Windows Firewall Control (with it's advanced settings) was added to the equation.

In any case, I'm very confident with the Firewall (and its advanced settings) in Avast Premium. ;)
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Re: Windows Firewall
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2020, 07:42:47 AM »
In any case, I'm very confident with the Firewall (and its advanced settings) in Avast Premium. ;)
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