free firewall for ........ ?

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by Raven_X, Jan 3, 2011.

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  1. Raven_X

    Raven_X Registered Member

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    Hi,
    i've heard that alot of information what am i doing visiting is alowed as outbound i can block Incoming outbound but not outgoing outbound with the Windows 7 Firewall,
    so my question is which FREE SIMPLY firewall can block outgoing information because i've heard that there is such free firewalls,
    so anyone please advice me ?

    thnx
     
  2. nikanthpromod

    nikanthpromod Registered Member

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  3. wat0114

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    I'm not sure I understand your question, but outbound or inbound can be blocked with Win 7 fw, and most of the free 3rd party fw's will do this also. When you make a connection to the Internet with, let's say, Firefox browser as an example, it does start with an outbound connection as per the 3 way handshake described here. Keep in mind you could set a rule that blocks inbound from remote http port 80 (used for most internet comms) but if you already have an outbound rule in place that allows your browser to connect to remote port 80, then that rule will supersede the inbound rule. Hope this makes sense. If you wanted to block a specific ip address or range of ip addresses, then it makes the most sense to create an outbound block rule rather than an inbound block rule. An inbound block rule would make sense if you are running a server, for instance. Again, hope this makes sense, as I'm no expert, since I only know the bare basics.
     
  4. jasonbourne

    jasonbourne Registered Member

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    Hmmm..I am not an expert on this but I understand that even in the Windows 7 firewall you can create an allow/block rule there....Oh well, there are lots here, check out:

    Privatefirewall
    Online Armor free
    CIS ver5
    Outpost freeware

    Cheers:)
     
  5. Raven_X

    Raven_X Registered Member

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    Thanks, but how do i block so outgoing outbound information will not go out with let's say CIS or Outpost Free ?
    I just need to BLOCK OUTGOING PACKETS/Connections, <<< ?
     
  6. Pedersen

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    LooknStop firewall
    Windows 7 firewall control from sphinx.

    Those 2 would do exactly as you said
     
  7. zip

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    My recommendations are ZoneAlarm Free or Windows 7 Firewall Control Free.

    I have links to them in my signature.
     
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