W7 firewall any good

  iqs 13:27 16 Mar 10
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Hi,

Just wondering if the W7 firewall is any good,if not,can you recommend a W7 compatible firewall please.
Thank you

  User-1229748 19:01 16 Mar 10

i've been using it for about 5 months with its default settings and havn't had any problems.also have a router firewall it has to be said :o)

  chub_tor 19:02 16 Mar 10

Independent review click here

  john bunyan 22:12 16 Mar 10

Following advice on these forums I am using PC Tools (Free) and I believe the advantage is it stops outgoing and incoming attempts whereas W7 only stops incoming. I used to have Comodo on XP, but found it a bit too intrusive. So far (3 months) so good with PCTools.

  Pine Man 08:17 17 Mar 10

'W7 only stops incoming'

The Vista firewall was built on a new Windows Filtering Platform (WFP) and added the ability to filter outbound traffic via the Advanced Security MMC snap-in. With Windows 7, Microsoft has tweaked the firewall further and made it much more useable, especially on mobile computers, by adding support for multiple active firewall policies.

  john bunyan 08:29 17 Mar 10

Thanks for that. I thought I had read in these forums a different story, so am grateful to you.

  iqs 17:17 17 Mar 10

Many thanks for the help all.
Will have a go with the W7 firewall,will see how I get along with it.

Thanks again.

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