Poll Which kind of firewall do you (prefer to) use in general?

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Which kind of firewall do you (prefer to) use in general?

  1. Windows Firewall only (Default or Tweaked)

    41 vote(s)
    44.1%
  2. Internet Security bundled with Firewall (E.g. Avast, Bitdefender, etc)

    25 vote(s)
    26.9%
  3. 3rd party Firewall (Comodo, Lavasoft, etc)

    27 vote(s)
    29.0%
  4. No I don't use firewall.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. CMLew

    CMLew Level 22

    Oct 30, 2015
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    Singapore
    Windows 10
    Default-Deny
    Now 2017 going 2018 soon, the security softwares is getting more and more sophisticated and improved. And so go other softwares as well.

    Which comes to my main point here: is Windows Firewall (WF) today performed on par with the rest of the firewalls offered from security vendors? I understand WF older time was pretty notorious, but coming 2017. Do you still put faith on WF or rather spend dime and get security overload with their FW from the Vendors side.
     
  2. Flengo

    Flengo Level 1

    Oct 19, 2017
    41
    261
    Australia
    Linux
    I personally use UFW which is a simple command line firewall.
    From the Ubuntu Help Wiki page:
    For Windows, if you're looking for a simple, easy-to-use firewall I would go with Windows Firewall as it's baked into the system so it will probably have the least amount of problems.
     
  3. Sunshine-boy

    Sunshine-boy Level 22

    Apr 1, 2017
    1,183
    5,223
    IRAN
    Windows 10
    ESET
    For me, Eset IS because it has IDS.
     
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  4. Andrew999

    Andrew999 Level 20

    Dec 17, 2014
    960
    8,941
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    I am using BullGuard Internet Security which includes Firewall at the moment.
     
  5. RoboMan

    RoboMan Level 17
    Content Creator

    Jun 24, 2016
    834
    8,404
    USA
    Windows 10
    ESET
    Whatever offers a default-deny service and has notifications :)
     
  6. Anupam

    Anupam Level 21

    Jul 7, 2014
    1,002
    2,235
    Windows 7
    Windows Firewall with Glasswire
     
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  7. StriderHunterX

    StriderHunterX Level 4

    Jan 10, 2015
    187
    590
    Sys.Admin
    San Juan
    Windows 10
    Zemana
    Comodo FW.

    Really strong and with proper configuration,almost unbeatable IMO.Feel really secure with it...
     
  8. roger_m

    roger_m Level 12

    Dec 4, 2014
    582
    1,671
    Windows 10
    Panda
    I use Comodo Firewall, but only as a firewall. I have disabled everything else.
     
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  9. shmu26

    shmu26 Level 53

    Jul 3, 2015
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    13,614
    Utopia
    Emsisoft says in their blog that Windows firewall does the job, and the big AV companies are just selling you the same thing with a different name.
     
  10. cruelsister

    cruelsister Level 32
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    Apr 13, 2013
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    NYC
    Roger- Comodo Firewall is not made to be used as only a Firewall. The assumption is that one would also use either the HIPS and/or the sandbox. which will give protection that is not afforded by the Firewall. Note that the Comodo Firewall BY ITSELF will NOT protect you from forked processes connecting out, whereas either of the two other components this would not be an issue.

    Please forgive the Caps, and note that I would never ever suggest that anyone use the Firewall alone (never ever).
     
  11. Umbra

    Umbra From Emsisoft
    Developer

    May 16, 2011
    17,169
    29,672
    Community manager
    Vietnam & France
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    Windows Firewall with or without Binisoft WFC (depends how it performs).

    Home Users don't need complex Firewalls those days, your NAT router replace it it for you.

    What Home Users may need is an outbound connections notifier, nothing more.
     
  12. Xtwillight

    Xtwillight Level 6

    Jul 1, 2014
    255
    1,314
    Die Windows-Firewall mit Glasswire (+Emsisoft AV)
     
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  13. SHvFl

    SHvFl Level 32
    Content Creator Trusted

    Nov 19, 2014
    2,153
    16,406
    Supermodel for McDonald's
    Europe
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    I prefer to use windows firewall with wfc but because i have cpu issues with it i switched to comodo firewall. Does the job well and light on the cpu usage.
     
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  14. jerzy601

    jerzy601 Level 13

    Jun 20, 2011
    627
    1,411
    Windows 8.1
    ESET
    I am currently using the Windows Firewall .
     
  15. gin

    gin Level 5

    Jan 16, 2014
    222
    535
    Windows 7
    ESET
    windows default firewall
     
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  16. ichito

    ichito Level 2

    Dec 12, 2013
    68
    188
    Poland (Cracow)
    SpyShelter FW (Vista, Windows 8.1) and Kerio on XP...but sometimes others like OA, PFW, Filseclab, TinyWall, Simplewall, Sunbelt, PCTolls FW...
     
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  17. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami Level 8
    Content Creator

    May 13, 2017
    378
    1,602
    Postal Worker
    Slovakia
    Windows 10
    Windows Firewall at the moment.

    That is just great, a free firewall made in my country with features I have been always looking for and I did not even know about it. :notworthy:

    P.S.: I had actually stumbled upon it once or twice, but I had pretty much ignored it, that is even worse.

    EDIT: Pity, it does not allow to enter IP range, just IP. :(
     
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  18. inuyasha

    inuyasha Level 4

    Apr 9, 2017
    170
    631
    Canada
    Windows 10
    Microsoft
    if you are looking for something light on cpu usage, try comodo firewall without windows defender
     
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  19. Sephiroth Source

    Jul 13, 2015
    46
    180
    I am using Comodo Firewall with CruelSister settings. Very light and efficient, I even gave up antivirus.
     
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