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View Poll Results: Do you use a 3rd party stand-alone Firewall on your Windows ?

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  • No, I use in-built Vista/7 Firewall

    29 34.12%
  • Comodo

    9 10.59%
  • ZoneAlarm

    7 8.24%
  • Online Armor

    5 5.88%
  • Outpost

    7 8.24%
  • Jetico

    0 0%
  • PCTools Firewall

    4 4.71%
  • Rising Firewall

    0 0%
  • Other

    6 7.06%
  • My Security Suite has an in-built firewall

    18 21.18%
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Thread: Do you use a 3rd party stand-alone Firewall on your Windows?

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    Default Do you use a 3rd party stand-alone Firewall on your Windows?

    Windows 7/Vista firewall is a vast improvement over the Windows XP firewall. There are also ways to manage the Vista firewall more effectively.

    Still ... are you satisfied with it or do you prefer to use a stand-alone 3rd party firewall instead ?



    Personally speaking I am quite satisfied with the inbuilt Vista/7 firewall.

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    Well I have to admit tha Vista Built in Firewall has improved even though not comparable to Comodo 3.5 (without antivirus), OnLine Armor 3.0 or PC Tools Firewall Plus 5.0 (out of beta) IMHO. However my Vista is running on Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 which has a superb built in Firewall.
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    iam also satisfied with my built in vista firewall..its reliable so far without any bugs present.

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    I use AVG internet security suite and use that. A good way of testing your pc security is a GRC.com, from Steve Gibson there's a free tester there which throws up some interesting results to say the least. If ever I'm in doubt I go there for answers.

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    ^ Where is the exact link where you can carry out the testa on grc.com ?

    Here are 2 other firewall tests btw:

    Firewall Test - Free Internet Security Testing
    Firewall Leak Tester

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    if you to grc.com and then look at shields up, not only is there a tester there but some very interesting information . There is also a leak tester there, but head for the main page and it will direct you- note also the freeware page has somethings of interest

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    i use zone alarm free version. its good.

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    I'm w/ Vista in-built Firewall ... its not mere firewall.... We can configure all apps and ports and control network traffic using Windows Firewall w/ Advanced Security.

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    I"m using Windows vista Firewall with Advanced Security,
    and vista firewall control to allow or deny, works as good as any third party

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    I use norton's 2009 internet security firewall, symantec being a company which is specialised in security I think it should be better than the default windows vista firewall. I haven't used norton for a long time but it has given me no problems so far, although I do find norton firewall annoying because it still hasn't warned me when it has blocked an action or a program's action. But anyway if you really want to protect yourself against attacks put internet explorer in the highest security level, block all cookies and don't press on any links on sites or spam etc. Or simply don't access the internet xD!

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