Which third party firewall for Windows 10?

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  1. pjoter

    pjoter MDL Novice

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    Can anyone recommend a good third party firewall for Windows 10? With that i mean something that doesn't use the built in base filtering engine, and preferably something without too much bloat, i don't need my firewall to also scan for viruses or fetch coffee...

    Look 'n' Stop no longer works, so I'm lost.
     
  2. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    Search for Windows Firewall Control:D
     
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  3. pjoter

    pjoter MDL Novice

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    Windows Firewall Control is just an interface for the built in native Windows Firewall, like TinyWall to name another example. I'm looking for something that doesn't use the "base filtering engine".
     
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    NetLimiter.
     
  5. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    pjoter MDL Novice

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    From your link Lobo:

    "Windows Firewall Control is a powerful software which extends the functionality of Windows Firewall and provides new extra features which makes Windows Firewall even better."

    It's a front end for the Windows Firewall.
     
  7. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    It completely replaces the Windows Firewall you now have, read
     
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  8. pjoter

    pjoter MDL Novice

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    No it doesn't, it still uses the base filtering engine service, go and disable it, and see for yourself that Windows Firewall Control will also stop working.
     
  9. pjoter

    pjoter MDL Novice

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    I'll give it a try, must be good if you wasted your first post on the recommendation.
     
  10. Nucleus

    Nucleus MDL Guru

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    No it doesn't, it's a GUI for Win Firewall.
     
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  11. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    Download and try it, it's probably what you want:worthy:
     
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  12. Nucleus

    Nucleus MDL Guru

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    Epicness. :D
     
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  13. pjoter

    pjoter MDL Novice

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    It looks like NetLimiter also uses the base filtering engine, it doesn't even install without!
     
  14. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    I believe it was created right here on MDL, it works, but you have to allow things, have to read very carefully, it was made to stop spyware I believe.:D
     
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    Ducati MDL Member

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    Why would you want a alternate Firewall that's going to use additional resources when you already have a great Firewall built into Windows 10. :confused:
     
  16. kenryk01

    kenryk01 MDL Novice

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    Huh, that sucks. What about GlassWire? I know it's bloated though.
     
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    Gharlane00 MDL Addicted

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    download.jpg

    Most effective firewall currently available.
     
  18. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    That great man, no thanks button, but that is good:clap::clap::clap:


    Looks like Bat.1 firewall, lol
     
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  19. Bat.1

    Bat.1 MDL Addicted

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    Ok, we're making jokes about that Stupid Bat dude :eek: Hey Wait That's Me :eek:

    Windows firewall is "Good Enough" for Me. I also use GlassWire on My "testing" OS copies but rarely on the daily drivers. Had a few versions that were real resource hogs, but the latest version isn't any problem. I think it was Build 14352 :confused: or the build before :confused: that crashed GlassWire and I swapped over to SystemExplorer until Glasswire was updated. SystemExplorer was too complicated for My simple mind :weep:
     
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    trungpt MDL Addicted

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    Comodo Free Firewall is also a good option for me.
     
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