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  1.    09 Mar 2017 #1
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    A/V


    Hello
    I know Win 10 firewall is just fair as it does not monitor outgoing traffic but feel the router's firewall compensates for it.

    However, the A/V Defender could score better so I was wondering if the Avast I installed is a better idea. It seems to be easy to use and reads well in reviews.

    Thank you
    Peter
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  2.    11 Mar 2017 #2
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    Trnava
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    Windows 10.4 Home 1709 x64

    fresh install of Windows 10 Pro, what is the best free antivirus

    You can enable outbound monitoring in Win Firewall, but it would be probably better to use something like:

    Windows 10 Firewall Control: Sphinx Software

    Windows Firewall Control
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  3.    11 Mar 2017 #3

    You might want to watch a few Youtube reviews. There are a few youtubers who review security and av software. A good one I frequently watch is:

    The PC Security Channel [TPSC]
    - YouTube
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  4.    11 Mar 2017 #4
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    I do have available Norton security suite with Comcast for free but do not think it is their best product.
    I am using Avast and like its simplicity for my level.
    I have a firewall within my gateway and have the Windows firewall set to default b/c it is too hard for me to go further.
    I could stop all traffic one way but that is not really configuring as it should be.
    I use MBAM and Exploit also.
    However, I was anxious to look at the referrals you presented and thank you for those links.

    I'm back:

    Is it true Windows firewall Control, and Sphinx software do not attend to two way traffic like the native Windows Firewall does not?
    Lastly, is there any way to protect against that fantomware encryption in the YouTube video that seems so serious and invasive imitating a Windows update?
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  5.    12 Mar 2017 #5
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    Windows Firewall can be setup to control outbound, but it is too tedious to do.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...(v=ws.10).aspx

    Sandboxing offers virtually 100% protection against any malware.

    Comodo Firewall's sandbox is the best free one or a partially limited Sandboxie.

    Comodo Firewall against Ransomware - YouTube

    Comodo Firewall 10 Setup - YouTube
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  6.    12 Mar 2017 #6
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    I noticed there is a free Sandboxie but it looks tricky.. I read Comodo is hard to uninstall.
    I think my combo above is pretty good and I do not have to configure much. I am lacking a firewall but cannot find one that can be removed and is relatively carefree but effective. If Comodo can be removed it would be a good one so I will look further in to it.
    Thank you
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  7.    12 Mar 2017 #7
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    Firewalls are slowly dying out, since there is hardly any use for them.
    Linux is replacing firewalls as we know it, whenever virtualized or within a router.

    You can try Zone Alarm or Free-firewall which can work alongside Windows Firewall.
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  8.    12 Mar 2017 #8
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    Firewalls are more effective in real terms for securing a PC than the majority of AV programs.

    Was until recently using Comodo Internet Security which is available as a free for home use package it is usually removable through the Add/Remove programs but if you ever have a specific issue it may be uninstalled manually

    Most Effective Way to Reinstall/Update CIS to Avoid/Fix Problems - Install / Setup / Configuration Help - CIS


    https://maxuninstaller.com/howtounin...ms-thoroughly/
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  9.    12 Mar 2017 #9
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    ZoneAlarm 2017 is only compatible with MS Windows Defender, and is not compatible with any other antimalware software.
    I thought you would find the above interesting. When one reads about each firewall there seems to be a conflict.
    I will try one that works with my existing package if that is possible.
    Thanks again
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  10.    12 Mar 2017 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by maranna View Post
    ZoneAlarm 2017 is only compatible with MS Windows Defender, and is not compatible with any other antimalware software.
    I thought you would find the above interesting. When one reads about each firewall there seems to be a conflict.
    I did not know. I avoid security software for this very reason, I am through with BSODs, I like a stable PC.
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