Best firewall to go with Windows 8.1?

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  1. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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    I have always used the Windows Firewall but in a recent article I read for optimizing torrent download speeds, it said to get rid of the Windows Firewall as it doesn't play very nicely with torrent programs and to get something else

    1) do you think this is true?

    2) what firewalls are compatible with Windows 8.1?
     
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  3. bootstap

    bootstap MDL Member

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    hi ian,

    on win8 i remember that disabling win firewall causes metro apps to crash. i'm not sure if this is still happening on win8.1.
    what firewall to choose, i guess its very personal choice.
    however, i would advice you, if i may, to completely disable win defender. (this is just my opinion)
    in my case i don't use antiviruses but only win firewall + ssh tunnel.

    good luck.
     
  4. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Nothing wrong with the Windows firewall, works fine with torrents and everything else you'll need for normal use

    Remember you have a firewall in your router too
     
  5. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    windows firewall and your router firewall should be more than sufficient
     
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    Comodo firewall 6.3 beta
     
  7. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    lol, if I was going to install a 3rd party firewall, it would not be a Beta
     
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  9. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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    Disabling Windows Defender is the first thing I do on Windows 7 or 8

    I'd rather have no protection than to use that piece of junk
     
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    ian82 MDL Expert

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    yeah I don't install Beta stuff.
     
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    loooool
    thank you for precision.
     
  13. Aly

    Aly MDL Member

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    It works perfect in 8.1!
     
  14. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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    thanks, ill use that then
     
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