1.    21 Jun 2016 #1
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 8

    Whats a good 3rd party Firewall (do you trust Microsoft) ?

    So, when I had Win7, I had Comodo installed. I liked it.
    When I upgraded, Win10 knocked Comodo out saying it wasn't compatible with Win10.

    So, I left it alone.
    In the back of my mind is this nagging mistrust of Microsoft and the feeling I should add my own firewall and monitor what programs are actually communicating in and out.

    What 3rd party firewall is a good option? I dont want something that is going to slow down my machine horribly. Comodo was pretty light...
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2.    21 Jun 2016 #2
    Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 132
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    I don't blame you for the mistrust. I trust them for building solid computer software products, but the telemetry and location stuff.... yeah, that could be taken advantage of by people that don't care much about our civil liberties.

    As far as your question goes, do you mean free or paid firewall software? Do you want anti-virus included? The market for these products is pretty competitive now, and many of them are solid.

    I'm using Norton Security 2016 right now, and it's very good.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3.    21 Jun 2016 #3
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Posts : 25
    Windows 10 Pro

    I am using Norton Security Suite through Comcast. I have been very pleased with the product. The Norton products have a good reputation.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4.    22 Jun 2016 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 1,543
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by Bansaw View Post
    When I upgraded, Win10 knocked Comodo out saying it wasn't compatible with Win10.
    You should uninstall security software before upgrading, this is one of the reasons. You are lucky you've upgraded at all.
    Currently only real firewalls worth mentioning are Comodo & Zone Alarm. All others are either basic or discontinued.
    As for trust, there have been cases, when blocked processes in HOSTS and Windows Firewall were allowed to connect.
    People no longer install standalone firewalls, do not even know, what it is, so it is a dead business now, just like HIPS.

    Honorable mentions of dead products: Jetico Firewall (free), Private Firewall (free), Outpost Firewall, RIP.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5.    22 Jun 2016 #5
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 190
    Win 10 Pro X64

    Comodo CIS works very well here on 2 pro x64 desktops so not sure why it won't work for you but could be to do with the upgrade and have you considered a clean install so everything is fresh which might be a bit more of a hassle but worth it IMHO
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6.    22 Jun 2016 #6
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Eastbourne East Sussex UK
    Posts : 2,366
    Windows 10 Home x64: 1607 Redstone (1) Build 143934.351

    I used to have a third party antivirus with Firewall built in.
    I dumped it just over a week ago and now only use Windows Defender and the Firewall.
    Do I regret it not one bit.
    Everything loads faster and runs better.
    I do use an Antimalware
    So I would say Microsoft Firewall is ok
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Whats a Good, Low Cost Case for My Desktop?
Could you guys recommend a good, low cost computer case for my build? Here's the link to my build: Intel Core i5-6500, MSI GeForce GTX 970, DIYPC P48-BK - Lighter Rig - xlooks Saved Part List - PCPartPicker
PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
Whats a Good, Affordable Motherboard for i5?
I'm going to build a gaming desktop and need your help. So far I'm going to buy the Intel i5 6600K with LGA 1151 socket and Nvidia 970. I need to know what's a good but very affordable motherboard for this. Do let me know. Appreciate it.
PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
Is Microsoft trying to lock out 3rd party software
From Gab Aul: If you have Kaspersky Anti-Virus, Internet Security, or the Kaspersky Total Security Suite installed on your PC there is a known driver bug that prevents these programs from working as expected in builds from the Development...
AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
Win 10 has switched off my third party firewall !!!
Win 10 has switched of my third party firewall ( Trend Micro ) today and switched on Win 10 firewall.This is getting annoying and I think Win 10 is behaving like real Big Brother more and more.We know Win 10 is blocking CCleaner to work properly,no...
AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
Whats your preference on using the built in Firewall?
IF we have a hardware router (asus 87R) is it ok to turn off the windows firewall? What is the consensus on using it from users on here?
Network and Sharing
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:59.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 10 Forums