1.    09 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Posts : 6
    Windows 7 x64

    Suggestion for Firewall?


    Hi,
    I'd like to know if there's any firewall similar to ZoneAlarm which I've used in the past with Windows 7 Ultimate (currently it is incompatible with Windows 10 and I'm not willing to install any ZoneAlarm beta software). I miss that feature in ZoneAlarm when I'm notified about outgoing connections. Is there any way to control outbound connections on Windows 10?
    Cheers
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  2.    09 Aug 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 216
    Windows 10 Pro

    Comodo firewall has you covered and it's free. And it has options to bug you about every single connection wanting to connect.
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  3.    09 Aug 2015 #3

    I haven't used a software firewall for several years since the advent of broadband and routers with built in firewalls. Doesn't your router have firewall protection?
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  4.    09 Aug 2015 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Okotoks
    Posts : 8,740
    Windows 10 Home x64 Windows 10 Prox64

    Quote Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
    I haven't used a software firewall for several years since the advent of broadband and routers with built in firewalls. Doesn't your router have firewall protection?
    This, I use hardware and MS's built in. No muss, no fuss.
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  5.    09 Aug 2015 #5
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 216
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by http://www.sevenforums.com/system-security/305427-router-firewall-enough.html#post2536507
    Leave the computers firewall enabled. It provides an extra level of security which is an established principle in security. The OS firewall is able to do things the routers firewall cannot. About the only time you would disable the OS firewall is in a computer with no Internet access or in a corporate network.
    @swarfega
    It's not a good idea to rely on the router firewall alone, I'll refer you to this thread with a handful of reasons why, one of which I've quoted.
    Router firewall is enough? - Windows 7 Help Forums

    You can rely on the windows firewall if you like, the windows 7 firewall has some surprisingly good results.
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  6.    09 Aug 2015 #6

    Ive not had any issues with unwanted attention, but yea I can see the need for further protection
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  7.    10 Aug 2015 #7
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    In a house with a crazy cat trying to kill me
    Posts : 16,121
    Win 7 32, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 64 Pro, Win 10 64 Education Edition

    Comodo is a good, thorough firewall. Just be aware that it has many, many settings & configurations. If you would like to investigate it further, you can find the user manual here to peruse & decide if it is right for you.

    Comodo Internet Security Help Guide
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  8.    10 Aug 2015 #8
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Right here.
    Posts : 112
    Windows 10

    I use Tinywall and PeerBlock a good combination. One stops processes, the other block IP and ports. Not for beginners, its takes a bit to setup properly. Both compatible with anything, including, Comodo.
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