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Offline justinlee

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What Firewall do you use, and why?
« on: January 07, 2021, 07:31:59 PM »
Interested to know what Firewalls people use, and why they choose them. I am using Avast Free and for a long time used Comodo Free Firewall alongside it, which until recently worked perfectly. Had to uninstall Comodo due to issues with Windows 7 and have switched over to ZoneAlarm Free.

I have read a few articles which suggest that for most people there is no need to use a third party firewall as Windows Firewall does the job perfectly well.

What do you think? Do you really need that third party firewall, or should I just be sticking to Windows Firewall?
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Re: What Firewall do you use, and why?
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2021, 08:28:38 PM »
The system that has Avast free installed depends on the firewall that's part of Windows 10.
The others all run Omni and use the Avast firewall.
I have no problems with either the Windows or Avast firewall.
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Re: What Firewall do you use, and why?
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2021, 08:54:58 PM »
I have been using the windows firewall on this win10 laptop since I purchased it without issue.

I used to have a Paid Firewall previously that didn't support win10, so I just tried the win10 firewall and haven't changed it.
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Re: What Firewall do you use, and why?
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2021, 10:47:25 AM »
I have read a few articles which suggest that for most people there is no need to use a third party firewall as Windows Firewall does the job perfectly well.
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Re: What Firewall do you use, and why?
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2021, 12:56:29 PM »
I use Avast Premium for a software firewall, and a NAT router for a hardware firewall.