Need a Firewall Please. ... <<-----------

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by zpro, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. zpro

    zpro Registered Member

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    Trying to get the right combination to work... currently using privatefirewall, and 360 Total Security..

    but, there seems to be problems with windows 7 system, telling me that both the windows firewall and privatefirewall are off, in the action center.., :(

    when I select privatefirewall and click on trusted vendor.. windows explorer -restart So.. something does like something..
    :eek:

    So, need a good light weight firewall with block in or out.. and ip range or address..
    that can work with 360 total security antivirus.
    ( freeware would be nice.. but if I have to pay.. so be it. )

    Anyone?

    Major Thanks !!!
     
  2. KaptainBug

    KaptainBug Registered Member

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    Windows firewall control from Binisoft.
     
  3. The Red Moon

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    Does the 360 total security package have an internet security version.?..If so maybe you should upgrade to that .
     
  4. Solarlynx

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    Actually 360TS is only AV. So no upgrade is possible.
     
  5. The Red Moon

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    I would recommend the comodo firewall.
     
  6. Solarlynx

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    Actually so would I (it is in my config). The only pros here is that both progs has HIPS. I don't like this doubling.
     
  7. Cutting_Edgetech

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    With, or without HIPS? Free, or paid?
     
  8. Tarantula

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    ZoneAlarm can do this.
     
  9. TairikuOkami

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    Better then to look for another firewall, it would prudent to solve the problem with disabled firewalls.
    Try to disable all features in Private Firewall and leave just a firewall, it probably conflicts with 360.
    If it does not help, run sfc scan. http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html#option2
     
  10. Solarlynx

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    Private FW last release was on 17 Dec 2013. So it maybe better not to use it.
     
  11. TairikuOkami

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    Windows Firewall was released in 2012, it was not updated too much before either. A firewall either works or not, it does not require updates, like HIPS/anti-exploits.
     
  12. TomAZ

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    Have been using Private Firewall for several years now -- works great for me!
     
  13. Solarlynx

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    I'm of high opinion on PFW as well. I don't like that they seem to abandon its development.
     
  14. Solarlynx

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    Really? Maybe you are right.

    I know some tech geeks use even outdated Comodo FW 5.10 or even 3.14 but it's up to them. Maybe I'm wrong but as for security I choose to use maintained apps.
     
  15. TairikuOkami

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    WFC here also. 10 bucks for the full featured version, but well worth it imo.
     
  17. RJK3

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    Pretty much this, I'm glad someone said it instead of everyone just listing their favourite firewall :)

    Sort out the issue with your current setup. If there's corruption, incompatibilities, or malware, then you'll want to know before considering the system secure.

    Sure, I like Windows Firewall Notifier alternatively, but both of these require the OP to have a working Windows firewall in the first place.
     
  18. IvoShoen

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    First of all I have had problems with PrivateFirewall messing up my system and unregistering script files.

    As for Windows Action Center try the following to fix it.

    Start>Run>cmd [enter]
    net stop winmgmt [enter]
    cd /d %windir%\system32\wbem [enter]
    ren repository repository.old [enter]
    net start winmgmt [enter]

    Reboot and it should rebuild the repository.
     
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  19. simmersK00L

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    No one mentioned Outpost Firewall Pro 9.1? I had used privatefirewall about a year ago with no real problems, but in past few weeks I've been running Outpost (paid) and v9.1 seems very light fast and solid here. If you dig around at their site, I think they have list of av compatible or not. nod32 + outpost combo here no slowdowns noticed.
     
  20. zlaki40

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    you suggestion for a combination EAM +firewall?(no comodo)
     
  21. Rolo42

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    What are you talking about? It was released with Windows xp SP2 and Server 2003 and has been a core part of Windows ever since (and likely updated in the hundreds of continual Windows updates). cf. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Firewall

    The question to ask is "What do you want your firewall to do that WFW doesn't do already?"

    Personally, I'm liking GlassWire (a HIDS and WFW interface, not a firewall) free.
     
  22. Solarlynx

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    I have on one my PC EAM + Windows inbuilt FW for six months. No problems so far.
     
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