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#1 sharpie

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 08:49 PM

paid for norton in the past.....hated it. lookin for one that will work with windows 7.

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 09:06 PM

Have heard that the built in MS firewall in Win7 has come a long way in it`s ability. Any reason you do`t want to use it?

Have not played with Win7 enough to be of much help other then what I have read.

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 12:29 AM

only reason i didnt want to use it was because ive had some bad experiences with windows firewalls in the past and i just wanted to be prepared thats all, but if 7's is spoused to be great then thats goood news. thank you for the reply. on my old windows pro sp3 i had sygate and that seemed like it was doing a great job.

have a good day

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 08:29 AM

I've only ever used Comodo. They have a free version. Last time I touched though was a few versions back. So I don't know what the newer versions are like.

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 12:12 AM

Windows Firewall is pretty solid but you need to configure it properly. For example, make your own rules for it and block all programs except ones you allow.

However, I am far too lazy for that so I pay for mine. ;)

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 04:00 AM

I've only ever used Comodo. They have a free version. Last time I touched though was a few versions back. So I don't know what the newer versions are like.

ill have to look in to that to see if it will work with windows 7, but thank you for the advice.

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 07:22 AM

I use Comodo side by side with AVG Free on a Win XP Corp Pro SP3 system with no issues of conflict at all.

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 07:52 PM

I use Comodo side by side with AVG Free on a Win XP Corp Pro SP3 system with no issues of conflict at all.

thanks, but i'll have to look in to those for windows 7. i guess after reading a few articles that many of these programs won't work for win 7, but i dunno i'll have to look in to it. i havn't even purchased the laptop yet. thinking aoout doing it tomorrow, but thank you for the help i do appreciat it..

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 12:42 PM

I am also looking for the best free firewall and have come up with the following choices :
ZoneAlarm , Comodo , Online-Armor and so on .... but there is no clear site which compares them feature by feature and hence i am still undecided which to pick up to fortify my pc . Anyone here please help out.

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 03:23 PM

Just as with every other piece of security software, there is no "best". Some will do things better than others; and other things worse. I personally use Comodo, but I have also tried ZoneAlarm and Online Armor, I just chose Comodo because it has a sleeker interface.




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