Simple 64bit Windows 7 FW?

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by SourMilk, Dec 31, 2009.

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  1. SourMilk

    SourMilk Registered Member

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    Greetings and Happy New Year to all :)

    I hardly ever use a firewall anymore because of Windows 7's own firewall and I'm behind a router. However, I noticed some programs connecting to the internet without any warning or documentation from the authors. Probably an update check, but still, I want to be in charge of internet connectivity.

    I am looking for a fairly simple software firewall that will not popup for every Windows system execution but will warn and be able to stop other installed 3rd party programs. HIPS is not a necessary component for me as I have plenty of protection against intrusion. It's the hidden internet connections that's worrying me.

    Alright Firewall Gurus. What can I use that fits the above?

    SourMilk out
     
  2. whitedragon551

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    PC Tools FW Free

    Rated at the very top with Matousec. Also has HIPs if you want it or it can be turned off.

    Its very light on resources and has a pretty straight forward interface.
     
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    Thanks White Dragon. Will try it ASAP.
    Have a great New Year.

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    SourMilk Registered Member

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    Thanks again. PC Tools FW is exactly what I was looking for. It works great and very quiet.

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    Your welcome.
     
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