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    Opinions concerning Windows Firewall on Windows Ten, and how effective is it ?

    I have lost the ability of transferring YouTube videos onto a forum. Up till now I have not experienced this sort of problem so I wondered how effective is the generic Windows Firewall, and in fact how reliable is it. Should I purchase an independent Firewall, if so what make and where from please?
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    Re: Opinions concerning Windows Firewall on Windows Ten, and how effective is it ?

    It's a long time since I put a firewall on a Windows 10 machine.

    I have a firewall on my router which protects all of my home network from both inbound and outbound prohibited network traffic. My network includes my printer and everything I use on WiFi like phones and tablets and visiting laptops. The firewall on the router is built-in, every router has one but I configure mine because I know my router's admin password.

    I have Windows Defender on any Windows 10 machine in the network, and that blocks any downloaded infected software (malware or a virus) from running on that machine. It can also run Windows Defender Firewall which is a superlative product too. I'd have no objection to switching that capability on as well - it's described at https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...wall-on-or-off - but it won't protect anything else you have at home using your WiFi.

    I think this combination is robust.

    In terms of "Should I purchase an independent" anything, I strongly recommend you never ever purchase any software. If you can think of any you feel is essential I'd be interested to know what it is. I'd pay for a PAYE tax system if I had employees but that's one of the few exceptions.
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    Re: Opinions concerning Windows Firewall on Windows Ten, and how effective is it ?

    Quote Originally Posted by G#Gill View Post
    I have lost the ability of transferring YouTube videos onto a forum. Up till now I have not experienced this sort of problem so I wondered how effective is the generic Windows Firewall, and in fact how reliable is it. Should I purchase an independent Firewall, if so what make and where from please?
    I am not sure that your windows firewall is related to your problem "transferring YouTube Videos onto a forum."

    The firewall on Windows 10 is fairly effective, unless you regularly tread the dark corners of the web.

    I augmented it with WebRoot. and have not experienced any effective bugs or hacks for several years.
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    Re: Opinions concerning Windows Firewall on Windows Ten, and how effective is it ?

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    unless you regularly tread the dark corners of the web.
    I expect Gill hasn't bought firearms or narcotics for decades, it's cruel of you to raise the possibility.
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    Re: Opinions concerning Windows Firewall on Windows Ten, and how effective is it ?

    Thanks all for your input in answer to my query. Hi LarsMac and Mr. spot, hey Mr. spot I wouldn't think for one moment that LarsMac would deliberately intend to be cruel. You know perfectly well Mr. spot that he was doing a 'funny'...............................I think ! LOL
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    Re: Opinions concerning Windows Firewall on Windows Ten, and how effective is it ?

    I’ve always thought that, if Mr Nasty is going to craft some trouble it would be aimed at penetrating the standard Micro$oft offering, Windows Defender, so I do still run a third party firewall and anti-virus. In my case I use Zone Alarm and AVG which are both free offerings that are as good as any paid for programs with less of an impact on performance than most.

    I do, however, agree that a firewall is unlikely to be the cause of your problem.

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    Re: Opinions concerning Windows Firewall on Windows Ten, and how effective is it ?

    I stopped using AVG when it began to pop up asking if I wanted to do something that sounded useful, and insisted I actively say no before it would go away, and if I ever said yes it asked for money.

    Why on earth were you up at 4?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Mawr View Post
    I do, however, agree that a firewall is unlikely to be the cause of your problem.
    It sounded to me, reeding between the lines, that Gill has been flaunting herself on YouTube, breached their modesty rule again and she's on the naughty step for a while. Thongs and spangly stick-on stars aren't allowed.
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    Re: Opinions concerning Windows Firewall on Windows Ten, and how effective is it ?

    Quote Originally Posted by G#Gill View Post
    Thanks all for your input in answer to my query. Hi LarsMac and Mr. spot, hey Mr. spot I wouldn't think for one moment that LarsMac would deliberately intend to be cruel. You know perfectly well Mr. spot that he was doing a 'funny'...............................I think ! LOL
    I was actually not entirely going for the humor, to be honest.
    There are all sorts of shady corners of the WWW that can be found by the most innocent wanderer.
    Following that post on Facebook that starts with a quiz on how well you can identify famous people can lead you to places where they will try and convince you that you can get rich, if you give them permission to show you their secret.
    That can open up your firewall for all sorts of adventures.
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    Re: Opinions concerning Windows Firewall on Windows Ten, and how effective is it ?

    Quote Originally Posted by G#Gill View Post
    I have lost the ability of transferring YouTube videos onto a forum. Up till now I have not experienced this sort of problem so I wondered how effective is the generic Windows Firewall, and in fact how reliable is it. Should I purchase an independent Firewall, if so what make and where from please?
    G#Gill just use the old fashioned way. Copy and paste the URL, Wrap [video] and [ /VIDEO] around it, then DELETE THE "S" on the video URL!

    Here's a video with the "S" (A really cool song from Gunship that quotes "The Breakfast Club")

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUP7m-Qg8oA

    and here's the same video without the "S."


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    Re: Opinions concerning Windows Firewall on Windows Ten, and how effective is it ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint_ View Post
    G#Gill just use the old fashioned way. Copy and paste the URL, Wrap [video] and [ /VIDEO] around it, then DELETE THE "S" on the video URL!

    Here's a video with the "S" (A really cool song from Gunship that quotes "The Breakfast Club")

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUP7m-Qg8oA

    and here's the same video without the "S."

    That's how I've been adding them but I still haven't been able to crack the code for adding a Vimeo video. As time permits, I've done a few searches and tried a few suggestions but can't seem to make it work. I haven't given up though!

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