Windows 10: Using Windows Defender and Windows Firewall for Win10

  1.    27 Sep 2016 #1

    Using Windows Defender and Windows Firewall for Win10


    Hi all,

    I Always used 3rd part AV and firewall and even well configured with many rules.

    But with a clean install of Win10 AU I am using the tools that MS give us.

    About the firewall, especially, do you think I risk too much?

    Everything that ENTER is blocked but everything that QUIT is leave without any permission.

    I don't want also to use weird software of "control" of the firewall.

    I am thinking that all this tools makes problems and issues and if I can stay with MS tools I have only to earn about stability, performance and future W10 upgrades.

    What do you think?
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  2. Posts : 2,554
    Windows 10 Home x64: 1607 Redstone (1) Build 14393.198
       27 Sep 2016 #2

    I used to use third party software, but have now switched to Windows Defender and Firewall and I find it a lot better than third party.
    At least with windows own, I found that all upgrades downloaded and installed with no problem
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  3. Posts : 2,488
    Windows 10.3 Home 1703 x64 (Home per choice)
       27 Sep 2016 #3

    All firewalls are the same, the only difference is the GUI, so if you are happy with it, no reason to change it.

    Talking about 3rd party security software, it is not always as great as it appears to be.

    Data Protection or Virus Protection? - Windows 10 Forums
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    27 Sep 2016 #4

    If Win Firewall one day will give us the chance to control also the outgoing connection... Why they didnt think it???
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  5. Posts : 2,488
    Windows 10.3 Home 1703 x64 (Home per choice)
       28 Sep 2016 #5

    Outbound is disabled by default, because it is sort of useless for common users, who would click on allow anyway.

    IT: How to Enable Outbound Rules

    Why You Dont Need an Outbound Firewall On Your Laptop or Desktop PC

    If you would use 3rd party "weird" control software, it would enable it and make it easier to create rules.
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  6.    28 Sep 2016 #6

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    Outbound is disabled by default, because it is sort of useless for common users, who would click on allow anyway.

    IT: How to Enable Outbound Rules

    Why You Dont Need an Outbound Firewall On Your Laptop or Desktop PC

    If you would use 3rd party "weird" control software, it would enable it and make it easier to create rules.
    I will strongly study these two links.
    I do not want any 3rd party control software because even if they use Windows Firewall they can be problematic in case of strong update so I don't have the advantage of use internal MS tools.

    About the "Enable Outbound" though, I use them already (for example I blocked some .exe) and I Didn't need to enable anything.
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  7.    02 Oct 2016 #7

    Safe


    Pipppero2007 said: View Post
    Hi all,

    I Always used 3rd part AV and firewall and even well configured with many rules.

    But with a clean install of Win10 AU I am using the tools that MS give us.

    About the firewall, especially, do you think I risk too much?

    Everything that ENTER is blocked but everything that QUIT is leave without any permission.

    I don't want also to use weird software of "control" of the firewall.

    I am thinking that all this tools makes problems and issues and if I can stay with MS tools I have only to earn about stability, performance and future W10 upgrades.

    What do you think?


    Just use WIN Defend and Firewall with Malwarebytes (paid) and you will be safe enough....







      My ComputerSystem Spec


  8. Posts : 2,554
    Windows 10 Home x64: 1607 Redstone (1) Build 14393.198
       03 Oct 2016 #8

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    All firewalls are the same, the only difference is the GUI, so if you are happy with it, no reason to change it.

    Talking about 3rd party security software, it is not always as great as it appears to be.

    Data Protection or Virus Protection? - Windows 10 Forums
    No I found that out about 3rd party software to protect your system, on one of my systems that came with it, when it ran out it would not allow me to uninstall it and put defender on.
    As soon as I got new laptop I managed this time to remove it straight away and let Defender run and up to now no problems at all. ok I may have messed up the warrant but at least I have piece of mind.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  9.    03 Oct 2016 #9

    Everybody forget UAC ( User Account Control ).Set this to maximum and you wil be warned when something will change your windows.
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  10. Posts : 2,128
    W10 Pro + W10 Preview
       03 Oct 2016 #10

    Or if you have W10 Pro....BitLocker.
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