Windows SP2 firewall question,

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Heeter, Jan 2, 2006.

  1. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Hi Guys,

    I know that the firewall is a great tool for incoming connections. Is there someway/anyway that I could use it to stop outgoing without the use of a third party firewall?

    Thanks in advance,

    Heeter
     
  2. _kC_

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  3. Steevo

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    Winders firewall has always asked me about programs connecting to the net, an I have to give the OK.

    I still like aports (active ports) though to check my connections.
     
  4. NetRyder

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    The XP SP2 Firewall permission dialog only appears if the application needs to accept inbound connections.
    This will change in Vista - the firewall also monitors outbound connections.

    Heeter, to answer your question: No, there is no way to get Windows Firewall in XP SP2 to monitor outbound connections.
     
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  5. Heeter

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    I kind of figured that would be the answer, Nets. But doesn't hurt to ask.

    KC, I have tried that ghostwall firewall, it has problems with my local network and the network printer. And as well I could not figure out the GUI at all.

    Too bad, that would be right up my alley.

    Heeter
     
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    My problem with Ghostwall is that it doesn't have application-level control like the other third-party firewall apps. The developer who works on it has also pretty much made it clear that this won't be added to future versions either. Too bad. =\
     
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    I haven't found a third party firewall yet that doesn't give me fits sharing files and printers. If you find one let me know about it.
     
  8. _kC_

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    i use kerio 2.1.5 for application and other custom network rules. but mostly trust my routers inbound protection.

    another very good one i used was look n stop.. which u can turn on/off application filtering/network filtering independantly

    both very very light on system, no probs at all with printers or file sharing.
     
  9. j79zlr

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    I use Sygate Personal Firewall and have no problems with my network. Of course Symantec had to go and buy Sygate to destroy it, but the version I have still works.
     
  10. _kC_

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    was a sygate user for 2yrs+ got pissed off with the way it caps your lan transfers at 4k sec whilst muching up 60%+ of your cpu...
    sygate admitted the problem, but could never fix it.. apart from its resource useage, its a great firewall
     
  11. j79zlr

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    I've never noticed/had that problem?
     
  12. kcnychief

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    I know most of you hate or bash it, but I have always loved ZonaAlarms free firewall. I think it is very customizeable, I use it on a broad scale and have never really had any major problems I couldn't fix.

    Heeter: here is something you may find useful:

     
  13. Heeter

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    That's promising. I like that.

    Thanks D,

    Heeter