quoted fromhttp://malwaretips.com/threads/best-firewall-for-windows-8-1.19695/page-2 : I’ve already looked at Microsoft and Technet sites:
Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
Windows Firewall with Advanced Security Getting Started Guide
Introduction to Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
(just wondered if you have a favorite guide elsewhere)
Littlebits said: ↑
Comodo and other HIPS products do very well protecting software and software vulnerabilities but can not protect against vulnerabilities in Windows or malicious processes that run at the OS level. Security software only can protect against processes that run at the software level. If the vulnerability is exploited in Windows and the network drivers are compromised at the OS level, Comodo will not even know it happened. Anything that runs at the OS level can easily bypass any security software including advanced HIPS. I’m sorry but Comodo is not as bulletproof as many believe it is. It is much more important to keep Windows updated with the latest patches because OS vulnerabilities can not be protected by security software.
Apologies as this is probably completely off-topic, aargh!
So should I leave Comodo FW ON along with Win FW on Win 8.1 or not??? Note Avira Free runs now totally on Win FW and left completely their own FW!