What's a good firewall for Windows 7?

lbloom

I had been using the included Windows Firewall, but for some reason it has not been working properly and I don't know how to resolve it. What's another decent choice for a Windows 7 firewall? Free, preferably.

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jimlynch
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Try turning the Windows 7 firewall off, then on again. That might help resolve the problem.

Turn Windows Firewall on or off
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/turn-windows-firewall-on-or-off

dthomas
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Generally I would say just stick with the Windows 7 firewall, and if you are having trouble, try uninstalling your current anti-virus program to see if it is causing a conflict. Other than that there are a number of free firewalls available. I like Comodo, but like a lot of things, you have to be careful in what you select on initial install, or you could get unwanted junk like toolbars thrown in. I think ZoneAlarm is ok too.

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