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Software firewalls for Windows 7 64 bit

by thomas0085 / October 8, 2009 4:55 AM PDT

I'm running Windows 7 Pro 64bit on my laptop and I was wondering what my options are for freeware firewalls. I was reading in the COMODO forums that CIS currently doesn't filter IPv6 packets, and IPv6 is obviously enabled by default in Windows 7 so I don't really wan,t to use CIS. I know that PC Tools Firewall Plus claims to be compatible with Windows 7 64 bit, what else is there?

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Windows 7 Has A Firewall Of It's Own...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / October 8, 2009 12:13 PM PDT

And although I haven't used the 64 bit version, I believe it should now be much more configurable from within the Control Panel applet, so you can now configure blocks on outbound traffic as well as inbound.

Hope this helps.


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Windows 7 firewall
by pierrot.robert / October 9, 2009 9:09 AM PDT

Excuse me, but what feature do you miss that is NOT included in Windows 7 own firewall ?

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NAT router
by 3rdalbum / October 9, 2009 7:21 PM PDT

If you are behind an ADSL/cable router, then you already have a NAT filewall enabled across your entire network and you don't need another firewall on your clients.

Otherwise the Windows 7 firewall should be perfectly alright. If Windows 7's firewall doesn't filter IPv6 packets, then probably nothing in Windows 7 is listening for IPv6 connections anyway.

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