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#1 sandcrab

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 03:42 PM

This is the Sandcrab again, I have question about the firewall that is preloaded on my windows vista computer. Is it good enough right out of the box or are there patches or upgrades that are reccomended for better protection. Ive read that a good
firewall is the first line of defence, so I'm trying to make mine a good one. The computer is about 6 months old. So if you have
any ideas please let me know.

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 01:59 PM

Microsoft Windows Vista has a good firewall. But to make it work better you can use Windows Firewall Control.

As far as updates are concerned, for good security you should keep your operating system up to date. Just turn on automatic updates in Windows Vista and connect it to internet.

There are some free firewalls that offer much more features and better user interface as compared to the Windows Firewall. Some of them are,
Outpost
ZoneAlarm
Comodo

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 02:42 PM

Windows Vista Firewall offers two-way filtering for better security but its the bare minimum and still limited. By default, most outbound filtering is turned off (outbound connections are allowed) and inbound filtering is turned on (inbound connections are blocked). Configuration is confusing and there is no practical way to to configure outbound filtering to stop all unwanted outbound connections. You can only turn inbound filtering on or off, and through the various tabs, configure how inbound filtering works.
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Posted 05 May 2010 - 07:14 PM

Thanks for the post quietman7 it was very informative. I had a question though, if the built in firewall is pretty basic in operation is there a better one you would
recommend. If the new firewall is better how do you upgrade it. Do you have to go into Settings and disable old one, or do you have to do a complete
uninstall of the old one. I don't do any banking online, so I don't think I need Ft Knox but an ounce of prevention, they say. So thanks again for all the help.

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