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?

  • Windows Firewall only (Default or Tweaked)

    Votes: 42 44.2%
  • Internet Security bundled with Firewall (E.g. Avast, Bitdefender, etc)

    Votes: 25 26.3%
  • 3rd party Firewall (Comodo, Lavasoft, etc)

    Votes: 28 29.5%
  • No I don't use firewall.

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    95
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TrinitronMSDOS

Guest
#41
Currently using GlassWire Elite, so voted 3rd party. I love that software, but in all honesty it's more of a network monitor with advanced features than a firewall per se, as it doesn't even reinforced the Windows Firewall such as Emsisoft or Trend Micro does. Still, if you are satisfied with the level of security the default Windows Firewall provides, this soft is worth a look. The latest 2.0 update even includes the ability to check any process with VirusTotal. The free version is enough and there are sales regularly on StackSocial.
 
Apr 1, 2017
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ESET
#42
Umbra you are right but why are you using Appguard+Rehips+ Emsofit?:D win firewall, is good if I'm not a happy clicker?
You are not a happy clicker, right? so remove all you have and use WD.if win firewall is more than enough why don't you use wd which provided by the same company (Microsoft)
Btw I'm a happy clicker and I like to be a happy clicker.
 
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Trender

New Member
Feb 5, 2016
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#44
I used comodo with cruelsisters config(proactive setup) but somehow it slowed my network startup idk, in like Chrome would take some minutes after loggin in Windows to get connection
 
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Jul 28, 2013
168
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Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
Avast
#45
I'm using Windows Firewall Control. Pain in the ass at first, you get a lot of notifications, but after it processes all your choices it's pretty well set and forget. It's also pretty light on resources.
 

CMLew

Level 22
Oct 30, 2015
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Default-Deny
#47
I myself using Window Firewall with Binisoft's WFC.
Usually paired with Emsisoft / Appguard or NVT ERP.

Side Note: Seems we have quite a fair bit of 3rd party firewall user. Hmmm.. Guess Microsoft need to work hard more to convince those. :p
Keep voting guys!. Interesting to see how much faith Malwaretips members have on Firewalls.
 

Umbra

Level 61
Content Creator
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May 16, 2011
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30,781
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
Default-Deny
#52
Umbra you are right but why are you using Appguard+Rehips+ Emsofit?:D win firewall, is good if I'm not a happy clicker?
You are not a happy clicker, right? so remove all you have and use WD.if win firewall is more than enough why don't you use wd which provided by the same company (Microsoft)
Btw I'm a happy clicker and I like to be a happy clicker.
Because i like them and i beta test them ;)
Indeed, i can just use WD + WF on all machines as i do on one of them, i know i won't be infected anyway, but....where is the fun !!! :p
 

Tiny

Level 2
Dec 29, 2016
65
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Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
Default-Deny
#53
I prefer to use windows firewall with wfc but because i have cpu issues with it i switched to comodo firewall.
That was the reason why I originally switched to Comodo as well.