My system runs on Windows 8. I am not satisfied with the performance of Windows firewall. So I need an alternative for it.

It should be light, fast and free. Which is a good one ?

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I use TinyWall for my firewall solution. I help managing a Web Hosting company that uses TinyWall for our game servers that run on Windows. It is also recommended by several technology sites.

  • Also, I do help manage a Web Hosting company that does use TinyWall for our game severs that runs on Windows Mar 24, 2014 at 5:05
  • @NickWilde I decided to add the reason why I recommended it as a comment to my answer instead of adding it into the actual answer. Sorry. And the link has been added. Mar 24, 2014 at 7:10
  • Please don't do this in future. Comments are: A) overlooked, B) may be put though automatic/manual purge periodically. Mar 24, 2014 at 7:24
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    Why? Windows firewall is pretty powerful. Why replace it, and what benefits to does this have?
    – Jacob
    Mar 25, 2014 at 1:07
  • @Jacob My main issue with Windows 8 and Windows overall is that they tend to hide features within their GUI. TinyWall is minimalistic while getting the job done without hiding features. Mar 25, 2014 at 1:16

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