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Firewalls for Windows 7 32-Bit and 64-Bit

Firewalls for Windows 7 32-Bit and 64-Bit

Postby Grav!ty » Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:21 am

Anyone found a freebie one that works yet? ZoneAlarm doesn't want to install on X86. Here's the error message I get :-?


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Re: Firewalls for Windows 7 32-Bit and 64-Bit

Postby ar1stotle » Mon Aug 24, 2009 11:39 pm

I had Comodo Firewall running a while ago, then I decided I didn't need it. But it's free and it should work :)
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Re: Firewalls for Windows 7 32-Bit and 64-Bit

Postby mnemonicj » Mon Aug 24, 2009 11:46 pm

It seems that you will need to wait for Service Pack 1, Graham. I think you should be able to install it by 2011. :lol:
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Re: Firewalls for Windows 7 32-Bit and 64-Bit

Postby phileysmiley » Mon Aug 24, 2009 11:56 pm

Uh oh. I paid good money for CA Personal Firewall. It's great on Vista 64. I haven't tried it on W7 yet.
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Re: Firewalls for Windows 7 32-Bit and 64-Bit

Postby Grav!ty » Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:38 am

LMAO Joe :lol:

I was checking out the Windows Firewall earlier today and it's amazingly adjustable. Just look at some of the settings that it's possible to change. That's less than a quarter of them in the screenshot. I don't recommend anyone change the defaults until they're sure what the impact or results will be. There is the ability to go back to defaults though.


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Re: Firewalls for Windows 7 32-Bit and 64-Bit

Postby imnuts » Tue Aug 25, 2009 3:14 am

Wasn't there a study done when the two-way firewall was implemented in XP/Vista that showed that it performed as good as most 3rd-party solutions?
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Re: Firewalls for Windows 7 32-Bit and 64-Bit

Postby JabbaPapa » Tue Aug 25, 2009 6:22 am

imnuts wrote:Wasn't there a study done when the two-way firewall was implemented in XP/Vista that showed that it performed as good as most 3rd-party solutions?


The firewall was implemented as one-way in XP, and only partially two-way in Vista -- IIRC the 2-way one in Vista was judged to be inferior to the 3rd party solutions ; of course that was in the Vista RTM version, and subsequent improvements were possibly implemented in SP1 & SP2 :question

I know nothing specifically about the W7 Firewall, except that from Graham's screeny it looks better than the Vista version.
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