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User Info: Mushroom87

Mushroom87
4 months ago#1
i was bored so i started just messing around with things in my settings and i noticed that windows firewall doesnt do a damn thing, i tell it to block all connections, click ok. but im still allowed to surf the net, uttorent still connects.

it litterally does nothing.

so, i guess im on the market for a new firewall(windows 7) ive tried commodo and after installation i couldnt even connect to the internet, i tried avs and by default it blocks everything and i dont want to sit their and go through all of my programs and allow them one by one, and ive tried tiny wall, it had the same problem as windows firewall.

User Info: k debonair

k debonair
4 months ago#2
just get a router. a hardware firewall is better than any software solution.
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User Info: Orestes417

Orestes417
4 months ago#3
Most likely user error.
Even I'm not crazy enough to believe that distortion of reality

User Info: fatali

fatali
4 months ago#4
Orestes417 posted...
Most likely user error.

This
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User Info: vlado_e

vlado_e
4 months ago#5
Mushroom87 posted...
i tell it to block all connections, click ok. but im still allowed to surf the net, uttorent still connects.

Yeah, I'd expect that from a firewall, though. Unless you go to some uber lockdown mode, the applications that you already trust should still work. Nothing strange there. Do you REALLY expect to need to manually enable port 80 in your firewall every time you install it?

Mushroom87 posted...
ive tried commodo and after installation i couldnt even connect to the internet

Otherwise you get this.
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User Info: SinisterSlay

SinisterSlay
4 months ago#6
Although yes, the firewall is literal garbage. How many times have you closed a game to see the "Continue blocking this application" message? Like wait, you were blocking? I just played 5 hours of multiplayer.
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User Info: Orestes417

Orestes417
4 months ago#7
SinisterSlay posted...
Although yes, the firewall is literal garbage. How many times have you closed a game to see the "Continue blocking this application" message? Like wait, you were blocking? I just played 5 hours of multiplayer.


That's because by default it only blocks INCOMING packets.
Even I'm not crazy enough to believe that distortion of reality

User Info: SinisterSlay

SinisterSlay
4 months ago#8
Orestes417 posted...
SinisterSlay posted...
Although yes, the firewall is literal garbage. How many times have you closed a game to see the "Continue blocking this application" message? Like wait, you were blocking? I just played 5 hours of multiplayer.


That's because by default it only blocks INCOMING packets.

Right so others can see you but you can't see them
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User Info: Orestes417

Orestes417
4 months ago#9
SinisterSlay posted...
Orestes417 posted...
SinisterSlay posted...
Although yes, the firewall is literal garbage. How many times have you closed a game to see the "Continue blocking this application" message? Like wait, you were blocking? I just played 5 hours of multiplayer.


That's because by default it only blocks INCOMING packets.

Right so others can see you but you can't see them


What the hell are you on about? You can send any traffic out and receive traffic that's allowed in the default setup.
Even I'm not crazy enough to believe that distortion of reality

User Info: SinisterSlay

SinisterSlay
4 months ago#10
Orestes417 posted...
SinisterSlay posted...
Orestes417 posted...
SinisterSlay posted...
Although yes, the firewall is literal garbage. How many times have you closed a game to see the "Continue blocking this application" message? Like wait, you were blocking? I just played 5 hours of multiplayer.


That's because by default it only blocks INCOMING packets.

Right so others can see you but you can't see them


What the hell are you on about? You can send any traffic out and receive traffic that's allowed in the default setup.

Right so by default it does nothing at all. What is it continuing to block then?
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