Do I need a Firewall with my VPN

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by NotRight, Jul 19, 2013.

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  1. NotRight

    NotRight Registered Member

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    I am running Mullvad with nothing else. No Tor, no outer VPNS, just this one straight up. Am I going to need something better then Windows Firewall while I am using this VPN?

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  2. pajenn

    pajenn Registered Member

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    VPN just changes the IP websites you visit see and encrypts connections from your computer so people in the middle cannot listen in, but of course you also need a firewall with it, for example, to notify and block certain applications or potential malware from calling home.

    As for the Windows firewall, XP has crap firewall since it doesn't block outgoing or notify you of anything. Windows 7 (and 8?) firewall is fine, although I like to at least run Windows Firewall Control with it (preferably the $10 version so it notifies you), although currently I just use Comodo firewall (as part of Comodo Internet Security).
     
  3. Taliscicero

    Taliscicero Registered Member

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    He is worried that people who also use Mullvad can get into his computer because he connects to the same servers. Most of the time if your using a good service you are safe, windows firewall is fine.
     
  4. mirimir

    mirimir Registered Member

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    Any competent VPN service configures its servers so clients can't see each other through the VPN. Unless there are local ports forwarded to the VPN exit server, connections can't be initiated remotely. You may want a firewall to block traffic from unapproved applications.
     
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