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    • justaquestion
    • By justaquestion 14th Mar 17, 7:24 PM
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    Comodo free firewall better than windows firewall?
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    • 14th Mar 17, 7:24 PM
    Comodo free firewall better than windows firewall? 14th Mar 17 at 7:24 PM
    Hi folks,

    I have windows 10 and use it for online banking. In the past I have used comodo free firewall as an extra precaution, which I felt was more secure than windows firewall.

    Anyway was using windows firewall for a good few months as comodo was no longer compatible.

    But it seems Comodo firewall has caught up and will install now, and is working ok.

    Do you think comodo free firewall is more secure than windows 10 firewall?

    One little thing I didn't like was that Malwarebytes flagged up Geekbuddy that comes bundled with it as a PUP, so I got malwarebytes to remove it.

    But thought on the security of comodo firewall over windows 10m inbuilt one appreciated.
    Thanks.
    Last edited by justaquestion; 14-03-2017 at 7:27 PM.
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    • RumRat
    • By RumRat 14th Mar 17, 8:05 PM
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    You will be fine with the built in Firewall.......
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    • Tarambor
    • By Tarambor 14th Mar 17, 9:04 PM
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    You don't need a firewall. Unless you are still on dialup you're using a router so you're already protected by NAT from inbound connections from anyone on the internet trying to get in. Any malware that initiates an outbound one is going to be likely to be able to bypass a firewall.
    • esuhl
    • By esuhl 14th Mar 17, 9:43 PM
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    I use the Comodo Free Firewall on Windows 7. I find that it's much easier to use than the Windows one (once you've changed the insane default settings -- does it still try to automatically whitelist anything on your PC with Defense+ or whatever it's called now?).

    You don't need a firewall. Unless you are still on dialup you're using a router so you're already protected by NAT from inbound connections from anyone on the internet trying to get in. Any malware that initiates an outbound one is going to be likely to be able to bypass a firewall.
    Originally posted by Tarambor
    Personally, I still think it's useful to be able to control which apps have network and/or internet access. But for the vast majority of home users there is probably no real need.

    Also, some people are on IPv6 connections, which I doesn't need NAT. But that probably doesn't make a difference security-wise.
    • Gillor
    • By Gillor 15th Mar 17, 7:55 AM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 7:55 AM
    Comodo Firewall with itís HIPs/sandboxing properties is better than Windows Firewall, but whether the OP needs it or not depends on their surfing habits and the ability to set it up and use it properly.

    Coupled with a customisable a/v, such as Quihoo 360 you are going to end up with a pretty watertight security system, but whether the average user can put up with all the alerts and then know what to do with them is a different matter.
    • kwikbreaks
    • By kwikbreaks 15th Mar 17, 9:36 AM
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    whether the OP needs it or not depends on their surfing habits
    Originally posted by Gillor
    A home firewall is far more about preventing internet access by programs on your machine than it is about offering any protection while surfing.
    • Gillor
    • By Gillor 15th Mar 17, 12:46 PM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 12:46 PM
    A home firewall is far more about preventing internet access by programs on your machine than it is about offering any protection while surfing.
    Originally posted by kwikbreaks
    If thatís the criterion then doesnít that rule out Windows Firewall which has no easily accessible outbound protection?

    But the point I was trying to make (not very well, obviously) is that that there are basic Firewalls, such as Windows which is fine, and Firewalls with additional and advanced levels of protection, such as Comodo. The choice will depend on what level of protection the user is happy with.
    • justaquestion
    • By justaquestion 15th Mar 17, 2:44 PM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 2:44 PM
    Thanks for replies, all very helpful.

    I have a windows 7 computer with a little known firewall Private Firewall 7.0 which seems pretty straightforward to use. But I do like the Comodo firewall as well, though as said so many alerts. Don't like that Geekbuddy program bundled with it though.
    Thanks once again for all your help.
    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 15th Mar 17, 3:49 PM
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    A "standard" user needs no more than the inbuilt windows firewall.


    Those requiring to customise their setup a bit more would appreciate the extra features with one such as comodo ..
    As mentioned above, its all about your own usage
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    • RumRat
    • By RumRat 15th Mar 17, 3:59 PM
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    Welcome back AndyPix.....
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    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 15th Mar 17, 4:07 PM
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    Welcome back AndyPix.....
    Originally posted by RumRat

    Why thank you
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