Is Windows FW with advanced security equivalent to the rest of 3rd parties?

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by rubixcube, Mar 17, 2011.

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  1. rubixcube

    rubixcube Registered Member

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    Assuming you have your Windows 7 firewall with advanced security setup correctly (i.e. block all inbound and outbound with specific tight rules written for specific apps as exceptions), is it essentially the same as other 3rd party FWs?

    Other than the fact you dont get real time notifications, or automation or prompts in selecting what programs to allow or not, is the windows 7 FW essentially just as good in blocking connections etc? i.e. is it just as good in doing its job as a firewall - that is to restrict every connection except that what is allowed and good?
     
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    J_L Registered Member

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    Pretty much, except third-party firewalls may include other fancy features.
     
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    Does the same apply for Win XP SP2 FW?
     
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    In my opinion,No.Even the firewall of SP3 is not equivalent with those third-parties firewalls.

    If you want lightweight firewall you can choose Privatefirewall(Good for beginners and free) or Agnitum outpost firewall pro(More advance than Privatefirewall but not free).If you want more advance lightweight firewall,Comodo firewall is the best choice.
     
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