What's a good free firewall program for 64-bit W10?

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Ant

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Jun 5, 2021, 5:37:47 PM6/5/21
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Most importantly, it can prompt and block outgoing connections like
programs that phone home. I used to use Conseal PC Firewall, Kerio
Firewall, Outpost Firewall 2009, Norton (before 2015), and current PC
Tools Firewall Plus v7 in older Windows versions.

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Grant Taylor

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Jun 5, 2021, 6:48:13 PM6/5/21
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On 6/5/21 3:37 PM, Ant wrote:
> What's a good free firewall program for 64-bit W10?

I would try the 1st party firewall that's built into Windows before
trying something 3rd party.

My career has been augmenting what comes with things through proper
configuration as opposed to wholesale replacement. Particularly without
having tried the 1st party option first.

> Most importantly, it can prompt and block outgoing connections like
> programs that phone home. I used to use Conseal PC Firewall, Kerio
> Firewall, Outpost Firewall 2009, Norton (before 2015), and current PC
> Tools Firewall Plus v7 in older Windows versions.

It's my understanding that the 1st party firewall built into Windows has
had the ability to block outgoing connections for a while now.

Though I don't know if it will prompt for things that aren't previously
allowed.

> Thank you for reading and hopefully answering soon. :)

:-)



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Ant

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Jun 5, 2021, 9:57:11 PM6/5/21
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Grant Taylor <gta...@tnetconsulting.net> wrote:
> On 6/5/21 3:37 PM, Ant wrote:
> > What's a good free firewall program for 64-bit W10?

> I would try the 1st party firewall that's built into Windows before
> trying something 3rd party.

> My career has been augmenting what comes with things through proper
> configuration as opposed to wholesale replacement. Particularly without
> having tried the 1st party option first.

I agree, but it seems to be missing features that I am looking for.


> > Most importantly, it can prompt and block outgoing connections like
> > programs that phone home. I used to use Conseal PC Firewall, Kerio
> > Firewall, Outpost Firewall 2009, Norton (before 2015), and current PC
> > Tools Firewall Plus v7 in older Windows versions.

> It's my understanding that the 1st party firewall built into Windows has
> had the ability to block outgoing connections for a while now.

> Though I don't know if it will prompt for things that aren't previously
> allowed.

It doesn't. :(


> > Thank you for reading and hopefully answering soon. :)

> :-)

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Grant Taylor

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Jun 6, 2021, 9:32:39 PM6/6/21
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On 6/5/21 7:57 PM, Ant wrote:
> I agree, but it seems to be missing features that I am looking for.

It sound to me like you have tried the 1st party option and found it to
be lacking in some way.

> It doesn't. :(

ACK

I used to use Jetico Personal Firewall (double check the "personal"
part) back in XP days. I've been predominantly Linux / Unix since about
the time that 2k8 was in beta.
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