Microsoft Security Essentials & Windows Firewall Combo

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by CRA2YHAVOK, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. CRA2YHAVOK

    CRA2YHAVOK MDL Senior Member

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    Ok, after reading positive reviews of MSE I thought I'd use it with my new installation of Windows 7, so far its running great but I just wanted to know if the firewall that comes with Windows 7 is secure enough to use alongside MSE, I did have Outpost Free Firewall 2009 but I had to install it in compatability mode due to it saying Windows 7 isn't supported in the free version, then I just removed it as I didn't like it very much, so basically is the Windows Firewall sufficient enough?

    Also lastly can it be customised to be more secure or are the default settings ok?

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  2. Hawkeyi

    Hawkeyi MDL Novice

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    MSE is good a antivirus program. I currently use Comodo Firewall and it is great. They are a great combination.
     
  3. Phazor

    Phazor MDL Expert

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  4. gentoo

    gentoo MDL Senior Member

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    +1 for Comodo and MSE.
     
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  5. SCBrigth

    SCBrigth MDL Senior Member

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    Installed Comodo with MSE, it is very good combination!
     
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  6. -=MagMan=-

    -=MagMan=- MDL Novice

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    Get a hint pal before you open your mouth, the Win 7 Firewall is based on the same architecture as the Win 2k8 Server firewall and is VERY customizable, and VERY robust! Comodo has too many annoying popups, and it doesn't honestly work as well as some people make it out to be.

    I've been running the Win 7 firewall since day 1, along with MSE, and guess what, safe, clean, secure system!
     

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  7. gentoo

    gentoo MDL Senior Member

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    But will windows 7 firewall pass a leak test? It did not for me.
     
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  8. genuine555

    genuine555 MDL Expert

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    genuine555 MDL Expert

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    An example :

    Say you've been infected with a trojan, it evaded the malware and AV detection...
    Then that trojan will want to establish an outbound connection at some time.

    When u have a good firewall that detects and blocks that outbound connection, you'll have this additional protection, even if you have a trojan.

    Just one example out of many

    So yes, it is important to have protection against outbound connections.
     
  10. vistadude

    vistadude MDL Member

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    Yes, but don't some of the trojans just use internet explorer or one of the windows services that require outbound access, therefore masking itself from being identified as a new program?


     
  11. Phazor

    Phazor MDL Expert

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  12. Phazor

    Phazor MDL Expert

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    Gee, seems this time *i* am too late...:D
     
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  13. Phazor

    Phazor MDL Expert

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    Thats what Defense+ is for.

    It acts like a process-guard that tells you if/when any untrusted application tries to hijack a trusted process...
     
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  14. genuine555

    genuine555 MDL Expert

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    ---> word ! :D:D
     
  15. genuine555

    genuine555 MDL Expert

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    You've got skillz, bro.

    He convinced me earlier, so best listen to him ;)
     
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  17. genuine555

    genuine555 MDL Expert

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