5 Best FREE Firewall for Microsoft Windows 7, 8 and 10

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What is a firewall? It is a simple software that monitor the traffic in your network, be it LAN or wifi internet via your router. If you’re using AVG Firewall Free, it is time to change because it is no longer supported or updated. Who needs a firewall? Those who surf the internet via free Public wifi, a firewall adds a secondary protection layer on top of your antivirus.

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↓ 01 – Zone Alarm Basic Firewall

Zone Alarm has been around for ages, I remember it was pretty well known for its privacy software back in the 90’s. It is one of the most widely used free firewall software in the market, it has all the ingredient to be the best firewall replacement for the default Microsoft Windows Firewall. Highly recommended.

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↓ 02 – Comodo Firewall Free

Comodo is one of the leading antivirus company in the world, with their widely used antivirus software and years of knowledge, it has one of the topnotch network defense and proactive defense features against malicious attacks.

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↓ 03 – Emsisoft Online Armor Free [ Discontinued ]

Online Armor’s range of firewall products are designed to fit every need. It is relatively a new kid on the block by Emsisoft but surprisingly it is easy to install and manage and does not hinder computer performance. The free version comes with basic protection as oppose to the pro or paid version.

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↓ 04 – Agnitum Outpost Free Internet Firewall [ Discontinued ]

This is the first full-functional Free Internet Security Suite in the market, Agnitum is relatively new in this market but the software performed as promised. Just like online armor, there is a paid version and the free version doesn’t come with some features such as Priority Update and ID theft prevention. Works on Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8.

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↓ 05 – Tinywall – Lightweight Firewall

TinyWall is a free software to harden and control the advanced firewall built into Windows Vista and Windows 7. It is perhaps the most lightweight firewall than is minimal on computer resources, if only it is opensource, the community could further develop it. Unlike others with a free and pro edition, TinyWall is 100% free with no pro edition, thus you get the best of everything instead a stripped down version.

Remember to disable your Windows default firewall before installing Tinywall to prevent any unwanted network issues. Tinywall is an ideal firewall for Small Business,

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10 comments on “5 Best FREE Firewall for Microsoft Windows 7, 8 and 10

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    Lene B [ Reply ]

    Agnitum is suspending support for Outpost at the end of 2016. Sucks because I have a lifetime license and it works great.

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      Ronronia [ Reply ]

      It sucks big time, indeed. I paid for a lifetime license which, in the end, only lasted a few years.

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        Trudor [ Reply ]

        lifetime of teh product you clowns.. not your lifetime….

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    Tinywall will block all TWAIN communications and you cant set it to allow them either, but other than that its a good firewall.

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    Automatic updates should be standard on any firewall or anti virus otherwise they are not secure and not even worth installing in the first place… it’s like giving you a free car with no steering wheel.

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    M. Spafard [ Reply ]

    Outpost is no more. It was sold out to yandex and is no longer available.

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    Well, I tried Zonealarm. It totally screwed up my computer. Had to reinstall Windows to get rid of it. I dont know what they have done to Zonealarm, back in 2003 it was very good, but now it really sucks

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    Hi, guys:

    Maybe you might get an interest into getting to know simpleWall, available at henrypp.org.

    Greetings from Brazil.


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    Bosanac [ Reply ]

    Have you tried “windows firewall pro”?

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    Dimitris Dimitris [ Reply ]

    I would like to see Binisoft’s Windows Firewall Control, it is like TinyWall. You can also donate 10$ and get the registered version which is great, you get a notice for every connection and much more info than TinyWall and it is my best choise for the moment, since it is practically Windows Firewall.
    Btw, Bitdefender free and Windows Firewall Control is a great and (almost) free solution with almost zero impact on performance.

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