What Firewall Are You Using

Discussion in 'polls' started by Infected, Jul 23, 2015.

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What Firewall Are You Using

  1. Comodo

    9 vote(s)
    10.2%
  2. Online Armor

    3 vote(s)
    3.4%
  3. OutPost

    5 vote(s)
    5.7%
  4. Private Firewall

    3 vote(s)
    3.4%
  5. TinyWall

    2 vote(s)
    2.3%
  6. Windows Firewall

    46 vote(s)
    52.3%
  7. Other

    31 vote(s)
    35.2%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Amanda

    Amanda Registered Member

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    I'm using my custom iptables ruleset (see my signature), on Arch Linux.
     
  2. roger_m

    roger_m Registered Member

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    It's Windows Firewall for me. These days I like any notifications from a firewall to be kept to an absolute minimum, and Windows Firewall does just that.
     
  3. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami Registered Member

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    I wonder, if Other includes None, anyway, that it is my choice. :shifty:
     
  4. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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  5. The Red Moon

    The Red Moon Registered Member

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    i use the uncomplicated firewall on linux mint with the gufw graphical interface.
     
  6. Rolo42

    Rolo42 Registered Member

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    Windows Firewall + GlassWire "front-end" (may want to add Glasswire)
     
  7. majoMo

    majoMo Registered Member

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    Using "Windows 8 Firewall Control".

    In Win XP and Win 7.
     
  8. Solarlynx

    Solarlynx Registered Member

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    ZoneAlarm free
     
  9. Joxx

    Joxx Registered Member

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    I lost patience with the hassle of 3rd party firewalls.
    It's been Windows own for years with no problems, sometimes I check connections with Process Hacker but even that is rare.
     
  10. pajenn

    pajenn Registered Member

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    ZoneAlarm free on my main computer. Windows Firewall with WFC on secondary machines. I plan to check out Glasswire soon though...
     
  11. Krysis

    Krysis Registered Member

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    Comodo
     
  12. ProTruckDriver

    ProTruckDriver Registered Member

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    Windows / Webroot :)
     
  13. safeguy

    safeguy Registered Member

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    Windows Firewall on Public profile. I can't be bothered to use 3rd-party firewall anymore.
     
  14. monkeylove

    monkeylove Registered Member

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    Windows 10 Firewall Control
     
  15. Fad

    Fad Registered Member

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    WFC4 for outbound

    If there was something else available I could then likely remove the behemoth that is .NET
     
  16. NWOAbschaum

    NWOAbschaum Registered Member

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    No firewall at all. i use a vpn and a firewall is not needed. It is recomendet to not use a firewall with vpn.
     
  17. Amanda

    Amanda Registered Member

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    @summerheat Do you agree with this statement?
     
  18. Jarmo P

    Jarmo P Registered Member

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    I am almost 100% sure than you can use Windows firewall with default settings with any VPN.

    Some, but very few VPNs, might have some firewalling built in, that might conflict with outbound connections controlling firewall. In that case you surely will not be happy, when not running the VPN if you value the outbound connections control.

    1-2 year ago I tried PIA and its poorly made client randomized the location of the python made client executable, making it practically impossible to whitelist it in TinyWall. Only such case of a VPN I've ever seen. Still it had no firewalling built in, only a poorly made client.

    VPN itself offers no substitution to a firewall function.
     
  19. summerheat

    summerheat Registered Member

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    No, I don't. I think that @Jarmo P 's answer is correct.

    Aside from that, I've been running Linux for many years and Windows only in a VM for very limited purposes. So I'm not really a Windows expert. But I think that Personal Firewalls in Windows often cause more problems than they promise to solve. The built-in Windows firewall is enough to close open ports. If you're worried about unsolicited outbound connections you should only install trustworthy programs. But that might be a basic Windows problem per se :D
     
  20. Aura

    Aura Registered Member

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    Emsisoft Internet Security, with it's firewall.
     
  21. The Red Moon

    The Red Moon Registered Member

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    I still have the same setup.
    Just the ufw enabled on my linux system and thats it.
     
  22. mhf

    mhf Registered Member

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    Jetico 2.0
     
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