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

Discussion in 'General Security Discussions' started by CMLew, Dec 17, 2017.

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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. TrinitronMSDOS

    TrinitronMSDOS Level 2

    Sep 29, 2017
    93
    372
    Graphic Designer
    Monaco
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    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.
     
  2. Sunshine-boy

    Sunshine-boy Level 22

    Apr 1, 2017
    1,184
    5,226
    IRAN
    Windows 10
    ESET
    #42 Sunshine-boy, Dec 20, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2017
    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.
     
  3. Behold Eck

    Behold Eck Level 9

    Jun 22, 2014
    431
    1,033
    You are a happy clicker and Umbra is a happy paranoid.:D keep being happy folks.

    Regards Eck:)
     
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  4. Trender

    Trender New Member

    Feb 5, 2016
    1
    1
    spain
    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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  5. russ0408

    russ0408 Level 4

    Jul 28, 2013
    165
    675
    Retired truck driver
    Ontario Canada
    Windows 10
    Avast
    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.
     
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  6. Quassar

    Quassar Level 7

    Feb 10, 2012
    326
    727
    Poland, Bielsko - Biała
    SpyShelter Firewall and WinPatrol Firewall these i now use :)
     
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  7. CMLew

    CMLew Level 22

    Oct 30, 2015
    1,150
    2,947
    Registered Safety Practitioner
    Singapore
    Windows 10
    Default-Deny
    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.
     
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  8. Hero7

    Hero7 New Member

    Oct 25, 2017
    6
    2
    Alex
    Windows 7
    Norton
    Norton Here since 2013
     
  9. CyberTech

    CyberTech Level 2

    Nov 10, 2017
    63
    184
    Vouch clerk
    At your girlfriend's home
    Windows 10
    Avast
    Avast internet security with firewall..
     
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  10. TrinitronMSDOS

    TrinitronMSDOS Level 2

    Sep 29, 2017
    93
    372
    Graphic Designer
    Monaco
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    That "At your girlfriend's home" location is epic. You made my day man :ROFLMAO:
     
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  11. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami Level 8
    Content Creator

    May 13, 2017
    378
    1,602
    Postal Worker
    Slovakia
    Windows 10
    For the record, I contacted FortKnox Firewall's support and they replied within a few hours, that is nice for a free version. Still, IP range is not possible. :(
     
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  12. Umbra

    Umbra From Emsisoft
    Developer

    May 16, 2011
    17,169
    29,697
    Community manager
    Vietnam & France
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    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
     
  13. Tiny

    Tiny Level 2

    Dec 29, 2016
    56
    247
    Africa
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    That was the reason why I originally switched to Comodo as well.
     
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