Looking for a good combo

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  1. Mike6080919395

    Mike6080919395 Registered Member

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    I just purchased a full version of Avira, but now I need a firewall to compliment it. Can anyone tell me what is best to combine with this AV, preferably something light on resources and easy for a beginner in firewall rules to use. My operating system is windows 7 64-bit home premium with blackviper's supertweaks

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    I love Online Armor and see that hayc59 recommended it. I don't think that they have a 64 bit version quite yet though, so you may want to look at other vendors or wait until Online Armor has a 64 bit version.
     
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    Here are my 2 cents ...
    Zonealarm, PCtools firewall.
    Comodo is good but might be a little noisy for begginers.
     
  6. NoIos

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    Outpost, Zonealarm, Comodo, PcTools Firewall

    All good choices for the home users, even if the "experts" may disagree.
     
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    My favorite Combo: GeSWall + Avast 5.
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    kjdemuth is right about COMODO being noisy but it actually taught me alot about security and that can't be a bad thing. Once you learn what it's doing it's hard to use anything else.
     
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    I suggest PCtools Firewall Pro :)
     
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    Win 7 firewall is good enough for protection but if you still insist on installing a firewall then I would suggest PC Tools Firewall:)
     
  13. Brummelchen

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    hmm - easy...

    Windows Firewall aint nice for you?
    It works with the windows build in WFP (Windows Filtering Platform)
    and offer elemental knowledge how that works.
    PCtools 6 is easy - and light weight - and freeware - and works also with WFP.
    Windows 7 Firewall Control - Freeware for a beginning - also for WFP.

    If you want more then i recommend Online Armor or Outpost.
    But "more" does not only mean "more options" - you have to learn a lot
    more of options and messages and what's its meaning - no simple yes/no
    button like the others. luckily those two offers a feedback into the web
    to the knowledge of other users to make you the decisions easier
    (Agnitum Improvenet, Tallemu OASIS)
    http://www.tallemu.com/oasis2/help (OASIS2 is called within the program)
    http://www.agnitum.com/support/improvenet/description.php
     
  14. codylucas16

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    Since you use 64 bit your options are limited. I personally have been happily in love with Outpost firewall.
     
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