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#1 Junior2007

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 09:52 PM

Running Windows 7 32 bit. If I were to switch my firewall to Comodo Firewall, which I have heard great things about, what is the proper method when it comes to installing/removing the Windows firewall?

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 09:56 PM

Windows firewall can't be removed because it's a part of Windows.
When you install Comodo firewall simply disable Windows firewall in Control Panel.

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 08:05 AM

For most folks there really is no reason to stop using Windows built-in Firewall. Most concerns you may have heard or read about the Windows Firewall were in the XP operating system so many users were advised to use third-party alternatives. Microsoft significantly improved the firewall to address these concerns in Vista and then added more improvements in Windows 7.

Windows 7 Firewall is similar to Vista and also offers two-way filtering for inbound and outbound traffic. However, Windows 7 adds a few new features in the firewall and related network-safety areas such as separate configuration settings for private (Home or Work) and public networks.

The Vista firewall was built on a new Windows Filtering Platform (WFP) and added the ability to filter outbound traffic via the Advanced Security MMC snap-in. With Windows 7, Microsoft has tweaked the firewall further and made it much more useable, especially on mobile computers, by adding support for multiple active firewall policies.

The Windows 7 Firewall refines the much-improved firewall that was included in Windows Vista, and brings its "hidden" advanced features out into the open. Many users, including some IT professionals, were unaware that you could filter outbound traffic, monitor and otherwise perform advanced configuration tasks for the Vista firewall, because none of that was apparent from the Firewall applet in Control Panel. With Windows 7, Microsoft has created a built-in host firewall that is much more functional than its predecessors and now poses a viable alternative to third party host firewall products.

What's new in the Windows 7 Firewall?

As with Vista, the basic settings for the Windows 7 firewall are accessed via the Control Panel applet. Unlike Vista, you can also access the advanced settings (including configuration of filtering for outbound connections) through the Control Panel instead of having to create an empty MMC and add a snap-in...

The Vista firewall allows you to choose whether you are on a public or private network. With Windows 7, you have three choices - public network, home network or work network. The two latter options are treated as private networks...With All-Network types, by default the Windows 7 firewall blocks connections to programs that are not on the list of allowed programs. Windows 7 allows you to configure the settings for each network type separately,...

What's new in the Windows 7 Firewall?

For information about using the Windows 7 firewall, managing settings, block programs from accessing the Internet, open/close ports or disabling firewall notifications, please refer to:For an independent review read:Note: Windows Firewall Control is a free utility which can be used for quick access to define rules and configure the most frequent options used from Windows Firewall.

If you have questions about using a firewall, you may want to read:
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Posted 23 August 2011 - 08:34 PM

Once again, Quietman, you have gone above and beyond with great help and references. Appreciate it.

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 06:21 AM

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