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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.

Grif

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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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