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Re: best free firewall to use with avast.
« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2012, 08:46:17 PM »
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so i dont see any reason for me to use anything other then windows firewall at home

One good reason would be to protect your outbound traffic.  ;)
yes, and then you need to understand what the firewall is telling you......and for most users that is the problem...
unless you have a firewall like Panda / Norton that does everything automatic and silent in the background
well Panda can be a nag fo incomming....everytime you connect to like a hotell or airport network it will see all the other computers connect and then ask.....do you want to bla bla bla and if it is 20 other user connected.... well lots of pop ups to click away

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Re: best free firewall to use with avast.
« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2012, 09:01:26 PM »
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so i dont see any reason for me to use anything other then windows firewall at home

One good reason would be to protect your outbound traffic.  ;)
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Re: best free firewall to use with avast.
« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2012, 09:15:39 PM »
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so i dont see any reason for me to use anything other then windows firewall at home

One good reason would be to protect your outbound traffic.  ;)
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i am not convinsed that all home users need it?

and some antvirus vendors seems to also think like that?

Panda antivirus does not install the firewall.... you have to click the firewall after antivirus install, and then it ask if you want to use Panda firewall or windows

F-Secure firewall is installed in Normal mode as default.....meaning outbound protection is off


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Re: best free firewall to use with avast.
« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2012, 10:17:07 PM »
If you do your shopping and banking online, then you need a software firewall.
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Re: best free firewall to use with avast.
« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2012, 11:50:15 PM »
If you do your shopping and banking online, then you need a software firewall.
With HIPS.  :)
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« Reply #20 on: May 30, 2012, 05:49:24 PM »
Hi guys im new and i would also like something like the OP i am on my summer holidays and just bought a cheap pc for when i spend my time here but i do need a software firewall because I DO alot of online banking im on win7 x64 because im certainly not buying a commercial security sweet for a computer i only use a few months every year

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Re: best free firewall to use with avast.
« Reply #21 on: May 30, 2012, 06:16:30 PM »
Hi guys im new and i would also like something like the OP i am on my summer holidays and just bought a cheap pc for when i spend my time here but i do need a software firewall because I DO alot of online banking im on win7 x64 because im certainly not buying a commercial security sweet for a computer i only use a few months every year
If you read through this thread you'll see your questions have been answered.

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Re: best free firewall to use with avast.
« Reply #22 on: May 30, 2012, 06:40:58 PM »
ive seen some links and some great advice but i heard that most  of the free ones are not playing nice with avast 7 i just want to know how can i get a smooth experience  with no security holes caused by firewa;;s unwilling to adjust there code to better coexist with avast and id like high security but minimal alerts

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Re: best free firewall to use with avast.
« Reply #23 on: March 05, 2013, 06:11:00 AM »
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so i dont see any reason for me to use anything other then windows firewall at home

One good reason would be to protect your outbound traffic.  ;)

Windows firewall can be configured to block or filter outbound traffic. Only in it's default setting does it have no rules for outbound traffic...  I still don't see the need to install another firewall....

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Re: best free firewall to use with avast.
« Reply #24 on: March 05, 2013, 06:34:06 AM »
Windows firewall can be configured to block or filter outbound traffic. Only in it's default setting does it have no rules for outbound traffic...  I still don't see the need to install another firewall....
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