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Hey guys,

I don't normally run a firewall on my Windows box--as my routers NAT and firewall blocks most unwanted connection attempts--but I would like just like to run some test some strange traffic behavior that I have been experiencing.
For that, I am requesting a recommendation for a light, portable Windows firewall, with heavy logging/monitoring ability if possible.
Maybe there is something out there that is sort of like a robust "IPtables" for Windows?

Also, if anyone has any Wireshark advice for a noob on how to analyze strangeness in incoming traffic...like rejected/unsuccessful connection attempts, please mention here or PM me thanks!

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Try private firewall ,i have the 7.0 version check out snapfiles.com for the program or other alternatives.
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Try private firewall ,i have the 7.0 version check out snapfiles.com for the program or other alternatives.
Best firewall I've used so far! Thanks!

Any other rec's?
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It's not much, but ZoneAlarm offers a free firewall with its antivirus. Maybe you can check it out.
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It's not much, but ZoneAlarm offers a free firewall with its antivirus. Maybe you can check it out.
It's good but I like how Privatefirewall displays monitoring information (IPs, ports, directories and executables) about what is being blocked, and it is lightweight (only 1 process from what I can tell).
Don't need the internet/emails guard, phishing protection, identity protection crap that most consumer firewalls include these days. And no fancy gui.
Thanks for the tip though!
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rep+ to you guys
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Private firewall is a new one for my eyes (maybe ears as well). I was originally going to suggest Webroot SecureAnywhere (v8.0.2.145) because I use it for monitoring addresses/so forth but you have every right to decide what you think will suit you best. thumb.gif

Edit:
Avira maybe another suggestion (although I'm not sure if Avira will provide those IP's, directories, and those other statistics. However, I know its certainly worth checking out because studies have shown that its popular outside the US).
Edited by Dr3am - 5/23/13 at 6:13pm
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So, I love PrivateFirewall, but after using it for these weeks I am going to be forced to dump it because it lacks in the ability to filter and sift through log files effectively. I need this in my troubleshooting and analysis. What a shame! I loved how lightweight the overall experience was.
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Private firewall is a new one for my eyes (maybe ears as well). I was originally going to suggest Webroot SecureAnywhere (v8.0.2.145) because I use it for monitoring addresses/so forth but you have every right to decide what you think will suit you best. thumb.gif

Edit:
Avira maybe another suggestion (although I'm not sure if Avira will provide those IP's, directories, and those other statistics. However, I know its certainly worth checking out because studies have shown that its popular outside the US).
I'll give these two a shot and let you know how they work out! Rep +!
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Great, thank you again for everything and I'll be subscribed to this thread so I can read your feedback/etc. Chao.

Note for Webroot:
Some of the file-based log files are in the C:, in programdata, in WRdata.
Edited by Dr3am - 6/3/13 at 2:20pm
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