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recommend a firewall?

Q: recommend a firewall?

Can anyone recommend a free firewall that I can use on WinXP.

I currently have Zone Alarm free but fed up with a recent pop up screen tellling me ZA is initializing etc..

I dont want anything too complicated. I need it to run alongsided AVAST antivirus.

Thanks for your time.

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Preferred Solution: recommend a firewall?

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A: recommend a firewall?

You could simply use Windows Firewall and focus on preventing malware from getting on your computer.

If you want to add some simple outbound protection you could use Sunbelt Personal Firewall or PC Tools Firewall Plus.

And if you want full security at the cost of more complexity there's Online Armor, Comodo Internet Security with the antivirus disabled and Outpost Firewall free.
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I need a new firewall/VPN device and want to avoid Cisco. Anyone have any good recommendations? It will be used for an office of about 200, one remote office of 6-10 which will use PPTP VPN to connect back to the main office, would like to have a second WAN port for fail over internet. Doesn't have to be GB, but would like either a few LAN ports to make one a DMZ or a DMZ port. Thanks!

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can someone recommend a great firewall program that does not slow down your CPU. Thanks

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I've finally had enough of Norton, and I'm uninstalling it.

I have used Norton Personal Firewall and Norton Antivirus for a few years now, so I'm pretty used to how it works.
What does everyone recommend I switch to?

I want a very comprehensive firewall, as internet security is my biggest concern.
The things I liked about Norton were:
-Never had pop-ups or ads
-Could just leave it alone and didn't have to mess with settings very much
-updated pretty simply
-Kept me completely safe and virus free for about 3 years

I basically just want an AV and firewall that I can install and then forget about...... don't want to be messing with settings all the time and updating etc.
If there are any free programs, so much the better, but I'm happy to pay.

So anyway.... whats everybody using?..............

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I need a good Firewall but I am not quite sure on what to use, anyone have any suggestions?

A:Recommend me a Firewall!

A free firewall ? That depend your AV....
A paid firewall ? That depend... choose a security suite...
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Evening all People have asked about firewalls on many an occasion I use one called Outpost and it s free recommend... A firewall to After seeing Putasolution s post regarding an accessibility test available here - Steve Gibson s Shields Up - I tried it out and here is the result from the site Your system has achieved a perfect quot TruStealth quot rating Not a single packet solicited or otherwise was received from your system as a result of our security probing tests Your system ignored and refused A firewall to recommend... to reply to repeated Pings ICMP Echo Requests From the standpoint of the passing probes of any hacker this machine does not exist on the Internet Some questionable personal security systems expose their users by attempting to quot counter-probe the prober quot thus revealing themselves But your system wisely remained silent in every way Very nice Click to expand With this result I feel that I may as well give everyone the benefit of at least trying the firewall out I got it from a cover CD but you can get it from here and Version is free Please let me know what you think Cheers Liam nbsp

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Hi again guys Recently I had some issues using ESET Smart Security Version x basically its firewall gave Firewall? you Do Windows recommend me some problems when sharing folders and files between all my PC's with Windows one more using Windows Since the begining I realized that using firewalls at the same time was not a wise idea so I wanted to disable Windows Firewall and stay with ESET's one but networking was not working as spected beginning with the fact that if you change the conection type From restricted to allow file sharing and vice-versa you need to restart Do you recommend Windows Firewall? everytime so you can actually see the PC which is sharing files with you Other issue was that if I disable windows firewall the network type configurations are not saved lets say you set public network and you dont wnat to share files there so you deactivate all file sharing capabilities in there but in private you allow all sharing options If you deactivate Windows Firewall this settings are not saved or reset So being anoyed with this I decided to enable Windows Firewall for all network connections and then I disabled ESET one it was no use for me to keep that one enabled if it was giving so much troubles with W I did this on both W PC's I have my desktop and laptop In my XP era I just disabled Windows Firewall then the whole service and ESET Firewall was working wonders in there but this is not XP anymore So after this long story I would ask you if it is recommended by you just using Windows Firewall Windows has several improvements in security and is not the same as XP and I can see it by the way it handles networking now but it's always wise to ask for your advice since you know more than me in this terms Another question should be if this suffices my needs is there a recomended configuration to be safer using Windows Firewall I mean if i don't need to tweak it so it doesn't allow some king of incoming acceses or outgoing Thanks in advance for your answers and advices See ya

A:Do you recommend Windows Firewall?

I have yet to have a need for any third party firewalls with Vista or Windows 7.
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I'm on the market for a highly configurable, but inexpensive (under $100, if possible), router/firewall for home use.


Reserved DHCP IP Addresses
Configurable Rules to block internet during certain times, but only for certain IP addresses or services
Port Forwarding
Uses itself (192.168.x.1) as primary DNS, followed by ISP's DNS (Not one or the other)
Compatible with DynDNS/No-IP type sites
Security Log
Configurable services/ports
Site blocking
One WAN, 4 LAN ports; 10/100 required, 1000 nice to have

Nice to have:

Full VPN Capabilities (from PC to device)

Currently running a Netgear FVS114, but the connection keeps dropping, and I have to manually cycle the power on it about once every couple days. Haven't seen a firmware update on it in a while (I'm running the most recent), and Netgear doesn't sell it any longer. I know SonicWall firewalls are good, but can't justify the minimum $300 cost for home use.


A:Solved: Recommend a Firewall?

The Netgear FVS114 was a miserable router. It works occassionally but over time experiences performance and reliability issues especially when loaded down. It's good that Netgear canned this product. I pulled one out from a former company I worked for. While I was beta testing the new Cisco PIX515E in the environment, the other employees got wind of it and were beating down my door to gain access because of how terrible the FVS114 was.

You'll find the FVS318 a much better router and will meet all the needs you've outlined. The FVS318 has been around a very long time and has gone through various version upgrades.
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I've been relying on my router's firewall till now, which I am assuming is pretty weak compared with a proper software firewall. Till now I have resisted using one since I didnt want to add yet another memory and cpu burden to my pc.

Can a software firewall provide a generic defense against resident trojans (by preventing them from sending out info)? and if so can anyone explain why my router's firewall can't do this. Thanks.

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I want to use the normal Windows Firewall with an extra Interface for better usability amp especially quot outbound notifications quot Which one do you use recommend and why Price why? you Interface Which do Firewall and Windows use/recommend amp Links Tinywall Free BiniSoft Windows Firewall Control Full version - gt for all your PC s Glasswire Full version - gt license licenses Sphinx Windows Firewall Control Basic version - gt license Plus Which Windows Firewall Interface do you use/recommend and why? version - gt license Network cloud version - gt Windows Firewall Notifier WFN Free Tinywall looks nice I have to take a closer look Are here users of this software BiniSoft Windows Firewall Control is my favorite for unlimited licenses is a good price I used Glasswire Free till today but I would have to upgrade for outbound Which Windows Firewall Interface do you use/recommend and why? notifications and I need at least two licenses is a little bit to much for me Sphinx Windows Firewall Control - the free version seems to be okay in features Are here users of this software Windows Firewall Notifier went open source because the developer doesn t have enough time for this project I will take a closer look at Tinywall and Sphinx and then decide But my favorite now is BiniSoft Edit Maybe move this thread to quot Compare Software amp Apps quot nbsp

A:Which Windows Firewall Interface do you use/recommend and why?

Either Binisoft Firewall Control or Tinywall. This 2 is what i prefer.
You mentioned WFC premium though so i assume you want alerts so Tinywall is out of the question. So go grab WFC.
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As the topic states, what free firewall program do you reccomend? Other than the one built into windows 7. Really all I need it to do is have it make a popup when a program tries to access the net in anyway and allow me to block or allow it, kinda like zone alarm does. Someone told me zone alarm isin't any good really, or that its bad for some reason so I got rid of it.

Thanks all for any suggestions.

A:What free firewall program do you all recommend?

I personally prefer the Comodo Firewall

Firewall Download, Windows 7 Firewall Security, Firewall Protection for Windows 7

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Hi there I'm so sick and tired of having the quot Norton Internet Security does not support the rapair feature (please!) solution Recommend AntiVirus/Firewall an me quot message everytime I boot or Recommend me an AntiVirus/Firewall solution (please!) load up an Office app that I've decided to move on from Norton From everything I've read it seems Norton isn't even any good anyhow so I was wondering if anyone here could help me pick out a new Antivirus Firewall solution I'd heard that Panda Security was supposed to be fantastic but then I looked into reviews and apparently it's gone off the boil a bit I've heard that PC-cillin' and Zone Alarm offer good products and that there's even a freeware program called Recommend me an AntiVirus/Firewall solution (please!) AVG but I'm not sure I really don't want to end up with another resource-hogging pile-of-poop like Norton again Is there one product that's generally considered the best If not what is good at the moment All I want is something low system overheads that's very secure doesn't everyone Any recommendations Any advice is much appreciated Thanks a lot - Johnny W

A:Recommend me an AntiVirus/Firewall solution (please!)

I use AVG Free Edition and Zone Alarm. They work so well together that I always wonder why people even bother paying for things like Norton Internet Security (especially since NIC is a piece of crap).

PC-cillin didn't really appeal to me when I saw it on someone else's computer- it complained way too much. I haven't seen Panda, but I've heard good things about it.
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Hi all!
I have MS Win XP Pro SP3.
For computer security I already have AV/AM: EAM, WinPatrol PLUS, HMP.A and Unchecky;
And my browser is Mozilla Firefox with WebOfTrust, AdBlockPlus and Ghostery.
For the past six years I used to have ESET Smart Security as my Anti-Virus and Firewall, but unfortunately it has eventually become a bit "faded" and now often at system start-up displays an error message: "Error communicating with Kernel". I have of course tried a repair installation, a manual uninstallation and a reinstallation in order to alleviate the problem, but sadly it keeps returning. As such, I have unwillingly stopped using it altogether.
I understand that I therefore need a paid stand-alone firewall, as any free such is not enough for my OS, hence my question is: Which paid stand-alone firewall would you recommend for Windows XP?
Thank you very much in advance!

A:Which paid stand-alone firewall would you recommend for Windows XP?

Or you can upgrade Emsisoft Anti-Malware to Emsisoft Internet Security which includes a firewall in addition to EAM's AV and AM capabilities. Just post on the Emsisoft Support Forum and someone will take care of it - no hassles at all.Regarding the error... did you do a repair install for ESET Smart Security? Or for your OS?
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Just like the question says,I'm so fed up with zone alarm it's not even funny,unless anybody knows anything I can do to it that won't effect the speed of my already somewhat slow wireless internet connection.Any suggestions I'll look into and will be much appreciated,thanks in advance.

A:Can anybody recommend a free firewall that doesn't slow my internet down to a crawl?

I use Comodo Firewall, I do not experience any slowdowns, and it lets me actually OCD on what my computer does.
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A:Windows 7 Firewall error code: 0x80070424 as well as Firewall Service being Removed

DownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) DownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results here
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IS the esset firewall any worth comparied to comando? or outpost or others? I know its mainly a anti virus with built in firewall but does is it worth it? is comando the best?

A:eset firewall and anti virus or whats the best firewall with windows

If you are looking for a firewall and an antivirus, look no further than windows firewall and MSE.
Who knows windows better than microsoft.

Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows
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A:Windows Personal Firewall service and Mcafee firewall not turning on

Hello achienina What Anti-virus program are you running?
Have you done an in-depth scan, and did it find any malware?

EDIT... oops, Windows Firewall needs to be disabled in Services in order for McAfee's firewall to work.
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A:Windows Firewall starts with 3rd party firewall installed and active

Personally I would scrap the lot and install Microsoft Security Essentials. You certainly do not need any third party "Advanced System Care" software with Windows 7. I think you are heading for all sorts of conflicts with what you have installed at the moment. You will find your system speeds up when you get rid of all that bloat. I bet if you check Start up they are all there jockeying for position and slowing your system down. Ughhhh!
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A:Solved: Want to Remove Comodo Firewall and use Win7's built-in Firewall
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I recently downloaded the latest version of Comodo firewall. I found out that the whole interface has been changed.

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A:How to view firewall traffic in latest version of Comodo firewall?

[PDF] Comodo Firewall All the information that you need is in this PDF download -
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A:Solved: Windows Firewall turn off or leave on with COMODO Firewall?
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A:DefenseWall Personal Firewall vs ESET Smart Security Firewall

For starters, did you read what they say about their product.

DefenseWall Personal Firewall - the world's first sandboxing-style personal firewall solution

No learning modes (as seen with firewall and HIPS programs).
Mininimal popups.
Compatible with third-party security software and programs.
No need to configure ports and sockets.
No application checksum re-calculations.
Average users find it difficult to setup and use your typical firewall and security program. For most average users, program popups and questions are confusing. There is always the chance a user will make the wrong choice and allow malware to cause damage to their system.

DefenseWall Personal Firewall is a different kind of security program. You won't even notice it's installed and providing the highest firewall and system protection.​
Again, planning to use software without knowing what they do, is as bad as executing malware.
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A:Windows Firewall disables itself every 5 or 6 hours "Wndows Firewall i

First mate, you'll want to scan the computer with an antivirus program. There are numerous free ones if you do not own one yet, such as AVG free, Avast free, or MS Security Essentials. Only use one, otherwise they will conflict with eachother. Use the full scan option if available.

A good program to use in addition to an antivirus program is malwarebytes free, but up to you if you want to install it or not, and run the additional full scan.

Next, run this: Diagnose and fix Windows Firewall service problems automatically
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If I activate the WIN XP firewall and leave my Norton firewall activated, does it make my computer more safer or more problems????

A:If I activate the WIN XP firewall and leave my Norton firewall activated...??

By the way I activated from the services(the WIN XP firewall), it should still work,right???
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A:Windows firewall blocking .exe file even after firewall is disabled

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

You can turn the Windows Firewall back on. The issue has nothing to do with the Firewall.

You can turn the Bitdefender back on too.

The issue is probably caused by one or more settings within IE. You might try resetting IE:
Internet Explorer - Reset
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I suddenly noticed my desktop wasn't on the network any more. On inspection, network discovery and file sharing was disabled. I tried to enable it, but it would not. I found out if I turned off the firewall it worked fine. I tried to reset the firewall to default, but I get "Could not restore the default policy: error 3".

How can I reset the firewall to default so I can turn on network discovery and file sharing?

Edit: I forgot to say, I have MSE on and it has not found or alerted me to any malware.. Plus, I have scanned with Malwarebytes and Kaspersky (even pulling the hard drive and scanning from another machine) and they have found nothing..

A:Can't share network with firewall on, can't reset firewall to default


Still can't figure this out..
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Quick question - I use Comodo firewall free edition as I like the functionality and interface. Should I disable Windows firewall since I have Comodo running? If so, how do I do that?

A:Disable Windows firewall when running 3rd party firewall?

Originally Posted by rivre

Quick question - I use Comodo firewall free edition as I like the functionality and interface. Should I disable Windows firewall since I have Comodo running? If so, how do I do that?

Here you shown....disable Windows firewall advised.
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A:Windows Security Alert pop "Firewall disabled" but firewall is still on

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.Back at the main Scanner screen:Click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply and exit MBAM.Note:-- If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you may be asked to reboot your computer so it can proceed with the disinfection process. Regardless if prompted to restart the computer or not, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware. -- MBAM may make changes to your registry as part of its disinfection routine. If you're using other security programs that detect registry changes (like Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere with the fix or alert you after scanning with MBAM. Please disable such programs until disinfection is complete or permit them to allow the changes.
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Hi all !

I've recently installed Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Beta Build 7000 and I have Comodo Firewall 3.8.65951.477 64-Bit installed as my firewall. I get this problem that I can't solve at all .

When I click on " Run Diagnostics" I have this :

Indeed, I click "Yes" and this is what comes next :

PS : The Windows 7 Firewall is desactivated!

Anybody haves an idea on this problem, please ? Thanks!

A:Comodo Firewall - the network firewall is not functioning properly !

You may find the same problem (hopefuly with an answer) in the Comodo "Feedback" topic:
COMODO Internet Security 3.8.65951.477 Released
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Firewall Issue s - Windows XP Professional amp Comodo Firewall Pro Friday December rd This morning I was looking at the features and settings of Comodo Firewall Pro Version Accidentally I clicked no when a learned prompt came up asking if I wanted to allow Avast Free Edition to connect to the net I believe it was Avast Anyway I figured I would uninstall and reinstall to correct the settings no big deal or so I thought When windows started back up and gave me the security alert prompt Control Panel gt Windows Security Center and I figured no big deal However it was saying Comodo Firewall Professional Windows - Comodo Pro Firewall XP & Issue(s) is not installed Firewall Issue(s) - Windows XP Professional & Comodo Firewall Pro bla bla bla When I enabled XP Professional s firewall window s message said Comodo was working etc Windows Firewall worked within normal parameters as far as I could tell otherwise I will try to recreate issue buy uninstalling and will post detailed results later with screen shots Sunday December th I tried recreating the incident and my results confuse me Windows XP Professional Security Center Says Comodo Firewall not on bla bla bla However when I turn on XP s firewall it says Windows Firewall is on bla bla bla So why when I turn off windows firewall does it say that Comodo not windows firewall is disabled How would I correct this Thank you nbsp

A:Firewall Issue(s) - Windows XP Professional & Comodo Firewall Pro
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I actually have Kaspersky Internet Security as my security suite, which has an integrated firewall.

Should i disable the antivirus firewall and enable Comodo Firewall? (it's not Comodo IS, just free firewall).

Or should i use KIS firewall alone?

A:Disable Kaspersky Firewall and enable Comodo Firewall

KIS alone for sure. Its maybe the best firewall out there in any security suit u can find. turn on application control and set it to untrusted and u are safe to go.
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A:firewall error 0x80070424 firewall not in the services window

Hello klclark and Welcome -
Download Security Check by Screen317 from HERE
* Save it to your Desktop.
* Double-click SecurityCheck.exe
* Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
* A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.Note: If a security program requests permission to access the Internet, allow it to do so.
Next -
Error 0x80070424 ocurs when you use Windows Update follow the M/soft fixit for your version of Windows -
Thank You -
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hi there,

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I believe that the Eset firewall has outbound protection and if that is the case, I would disable the Windows one as it does not have outbound protection.
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A:Need help in configuring really simple firewall rules on Windows Firewall

Welcome to the forum.
Se if this link is of any benefit to your needs:-

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Let us know if it is ok.
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do the Windows 7/8/10 firewalls handle IPv6 traffic just like it handles IPv4 traffic, firewalling it properly? Or is the firewall just gonna let IPv6 stuff through like it had a get out of jail free card and compromise security?

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- MelkorF

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Yes, the 7's fiewall fully supports IPv6 and properly filters its traffic whenever you setup it in a rule. When chosing the protocol it will ask about TCP/TCP6/UDP/UDP6 where you can chose the proper IP version for each program. "firewalling it properly" depends entirely on the rules you set, the default ruleset is almost equivalent to no firewall at all, but once configured it does a good job.
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Log from Combofixlet me know of any problems you may have had
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You could use this ... Windows7FirewallControl: Sphinx Software

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As you say TinyWall is not a firewall in it's own right but it does allow you to block any inbound or outbound traffic using the Windows firewall, so it does strengthen it. I use it and it is just fine. I only allow traffic for things I use and block everything else - hard to beat.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks
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You should not use more than one firewall at a time and yes, doing so can cause conflicts and problems
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Hi and thanks for viewing this thread. I hope you can help me!
I have a few questions which I will number and I hope you can answer them in detail, as it would be much appreciated. (I am using W7 64-Bit)

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2. Should I run Comodo Firewall or any other firewall with Windows Firewall on?

3. Why does Windows Firewall have a "Domain Profile" with the firewall turned on, but a "Private Profile" with it turned off?

4. What is the advantage of using the option to join Comodo's custom DNS server when installing the firewall?

Any other insight or help you can provide would be appreciated. Thanks so much for your help!

A:Question about Comodo Firewall and Windows Firewall

Hallo poobla;

Your question in regard to alternatives have a look at this;

Free Software Firewalls for Windows 7

question 2; you should not run a third party firewall & windows firewall at the same time

question 3; I don't know about question 3

question 4; I tried Comodo DNS & could not get Windows Update to connect to the server

You may find this link helpful as well;

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Windows firewall only protects one way. Comodo firewall is pretty good...that is what I use and it is free.
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A:Zonealarm Firewall or Comodo firewall? (Free)

Why not use the Windows Firewall, it is excellent?
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A:McAfee firewall & Windows Firewall won't turn on

DownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) DownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results here
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Thanks in advance

A:SpyShelter Firewall vs Traditional firewall (like KIS or ESIS)

Spyshelter won't find/block/deny anything other than Spyware. An example... you know how Google Chrome (an add-on for it or something) was listening in on people? Well Spyshelter probably would have denied this by default whereas your typical antivirus software out there is way more likely to just ignore things such as this... allow it because... hey... it's Google

Spyshelter denies by default what your antivirus might allow/deems to be safe.

Sort of options you have in Spyshelter. I think it denies programs trying to access webcam etc by default, unless you allow it. Just tinkered with options here just to show you.

Like if you download a legit program it won't can access the webcam unless you allow it to...

"Every action out of the ordinary is potentially dangerous. For example, it is natural if Skype requests access to webcam ? it would be impossible to make a video call without allowing the access to it. On other hand, when notepad application tries to intercept sound from your microphone, it is suspicious. Why would notepad need to capture sound?"

Logger can be under the guise of anything.
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Comodo Firewall v7
Editor Rating: 4.5/5,2817,2456941,00.asp
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Editor Rating: 4.5/5,2817,2456292,00.asp

A:Comodo Firewall v7 vs. ZoneAlarm Pro Firewall 2015 v13

The best protection is based upon the user's habits, so both could give some users the same protection level.
You could not apply this to all users since some are reckless and neither one would be able to provide protection.

Comodo Firewall has HIPS which is more likely to flag more false positives which most inexperienced users would not know how to deal with. Of coarse if the user utilizes UAC, then HIPS would not be needed.

ZoneAlarm is more user friendly, uses Behavior protection instead of HIPS which will not flag as many false positives.
ZoneAlarm is more compatible with programs.

For myself Windows Firewall provides excellent protection along with UAC with no issues at all.

Just a note: Never trust review sites or testing sites, they will install a product use it for about an hour or less then write a review.
You need to test a product for at least 30 days in order to see how it works and if any potential problems occur.

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A:What PSU would you recommend?

I don't think this is a PSU issue, you don't have many components and the GT 520 is a low power card (Nvidia's website recommends a 300W power supply).

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A:Can you Recommend please

Hold down the Ctrl key and click on the + key to make the screen larger and the - to make it smaller
Will that work for you?
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A:VPN Recommend?

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A:Can anyone recommend a PSU for me, please?

What's your price range?

I'd suggest:
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A:Recommend me a PSU

This one might work:

Don't expect top end for $60 though.
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A:What Do You Recommend?

There are many options available, and best practices suggest that you use at least two. AVG, for example, has a free anti-spyware application, and many Members use SuperAntiSpyware. See the appropriate section in the BC list below for other popular alternatives:,John
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A:What AV would you recommend to me?

What features are "cut" in the Windows 10 version of Window Defender?

What previous version are you comparing it to?
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A:Recommend me an AV

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Hello Chris,

Other than Disk Cleanup in Vista, the free Wise Disk Cleaner and CCleaner are great programs.

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Below is a link to download Aostsoft OCR Converter and its specs page. The download is a free to try, 3-file conversion trial. Have used it and it works. It's a good short term solution. It's always a good practice to be cautious when downloading from any website, but CNET is traditionally a reputable company/website.
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A:What UPS would you recommend for my PC?

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Check out my specs and let me know what you think.

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A:Do You Recommend it?

While running 2 AV's is possible, it's definitely not advisable. There's nothing at all wrong with running a virus scan with more than one anti-virus program. Because it's just a scan - it starts, it scans, and then it's done. Real time monitoring, which is installed with most anti-virus programs is constantly running and scanning files downloaded to your machine. Running two or more real time anti-virus monitors at the same time is very likely to cause a conflict which could result in any number of error messages or failures. The most advisable thing to do would to be to find a good, reliable anti-virus program that you trust, and make sure it's always updated with the latest definitions.

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The same goes for firewalls, however, I just wouldn't recommend running two software based firewalls at the same time because, as with AV programs, they monitor in real time, and two programs trying to do the same thing at once can and usually will cause problems. However, if you have a hardware based firewall, such as one built into a router, there would be no problem running a software and a hardware based firewall.

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A:Recommend me new MB

All you can expect to hear is someone's personal experience with a brand, such as you just stated yourself for Asus. "I've owned leventy-leven brand X motherboards and never had a problem".

You can then go immediately to Google and find all kinds of horror stories about that particular brand.

Anecdotes are just that and mean little since the horror stories encompass all brands and you will play hell finding any authoritative evidence--just as it is for hard drives.

I've owned Intel, Dell, Gigabyte, and several Asus motherboards. The only one that ever failed was an Asus.

Signifying nothing. It's just another anecdote.

Look for the features you need and buy from a dealer you trust.

Make some wild-ass guesses and questionable assumptions about supposed build quality and quality control.

Hope it doesn't break.

Hope even harder that you never need to deal with customer support.
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A:Recommend a USB hub?

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7 Port USB 2.0 480Mps Hi-Speed HUB Laptop Notebook NEW on eBay (end time 27-Nov-09 20:29:35 GMT)

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A:What would you recommend?

You may have missed the Sticky in this forum (right below "New Topic") When you posted
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A:Can anyone recommend...

Sure, this looks pretty good:

I also recommend Registry Mechanic:

This looks like it may be good also:

You can search for excellent utilities and software.

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A:Please, can someone recommend...

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A:What do you recommend?

There are five good Malware removing tools:
1. Spybot Search & Destroy
2. SUPERAntiSpyware
3. ComboFix
4. Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
5. HijackThis

For more information on these tools here's a link:
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Actually i don't have a lot of money so to be in the likes of max 100 $.
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A:What CPU will u recommend ?

What do you mean your CPU is almost dead? CPU's don't fail fairly often and there's usually no "almost dead" state for them.

Albatron tech support is pathetic at best, but you need to check with them which processors are supported and i you need a BIOS update to run those processors. Normally this is posted clearly on the manufacturer's website but these guys don't seem to work in the same manner.
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A:Can someone recommend a CPU

From the MB and CPU specs, I would assume the PC is at least 5 years old?

It is possible to upgrade the CPU a bit, but finding Athlon XP CPUs is getting fairly difficult and expensive. Also, upgrading any other part in such an old system would be a waste of money since you won't be able to reuse it in a future system later on.

Your money would be better used if you saved a bit for a completely new PC with up to date parts. There are plenty of fairly decent PCs on the market these days for under $500 which would perform many times better.
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A:Recommend please

Nero isn't an archiving program, it's just a burner application. I have no idea what a lightning III is or what it pertains to in this situation. MusicMatch is used for cateloging and playing your MP3 music library and does a pretty good job of it. There are other applications like WinAmp and many..many others. As far as downloading, are you referring to the file sharing services like Kazaa and the now defunct Napster?