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    (Original post by samba)
    Complete crap...it's a stateful host firewall which blocks incoming connection attempts...thats what a firewall is supposed to do isn't it? :confused: How often is pf or iptables updated?

    of course you could argue that a standard user is too much of a peon to be trusted with controlling his outgoing connection attempts, or that it has API's that can disable it, but its completely adequate defence. It should be the users responsibility to have anti-virus etc etc to control malware. It's not the firewalls job to stop malicious code.
    You just killed your own argument - at best 1% of people will actually be setting up their firewalls manually. And the vast majority have no proper malware protection either, so a bundled package is the best solution.
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    (Original post by Dionysus)
    You just killed your own argument - at best 1% of people will actually be setting up their firewalls manually. And the vast majority have no proper malware protection either, so a bundled package is the best solution.
    No. If you understood the function of a firewall, you'd realise that it's not supposed to provide those things.

    What you're saying is that windows firewall doesn't provide a bundled and integrated software package with the firewall, which is what most users want.
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    Kasperesky anti virus *** Firewall..it is the best..it also lists the IP address of the attacker..and asks u to block that persons computer permanently..but its not free
 
 
 
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