Windows 8 Start screen / apps Firewall

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by gregd, Oct 30, 2012.

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  1. gregd

    gregd Registered Member

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    I have an interesting dilemma. Having already upgraded to Windows 8 Pro, I'm wondering if anyone has tested a 3rd party firewall that throws alerts on both the Start screen or inside of a Windows app? If so, which one(s)?

    I have installed the latest version of Outpost Pro and Comodo stable and neither of them do....which is, at best, an irritation, at worst, completely unusable for me. In order to answer the alerts, I have to exit out of the app I'm in, or the Start menu, all the way to the desktop, to answer the alert...pretty stupid.
     
  2. harsha_mic

    harsha_mic Registered Member

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    Haven't tested any 3rd party firewall but,

    wouldn't Win+D let you switch back to desktop mode and then pressing Win+Tab switches you right back last used app in UI mode.
     
  3. gregd

    gregd Registered Member

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    Yes, the keycombos work. It's the process that irritates me. Firewall popups/virus popups should preempt anything else I may be doing on my laptop. As a for instance, suppose I were in an app and somehow ended up with a virus?

    It's just poor design to have to keycombo my way back to the default desktop to answer these sorts of alerts.
     
  4. Tomwa

    Tomwa Registered Member

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    All of Windows 8 is bad design -.-

    That being said when I tried the KIS 2013 Beta (Now final) on Windows 8 it didn't display anything either. Windows 8 doesn't want you to have things on top of your apps they're full screen monstrosities.
     
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