Commodo Has It's Issues Also...
For those customers of which I've installed Commodo, about half have configuration issues for which there is a fairly long learning curve, even for fairly intermediate users.. And even then, because of the glitches and resources it uses, about half of those choose to uninstall it. And I'm not just referring to Commodo, other third party firewalls can have problems as well and they ALL use resources that may or may not be necessary, depending on the circumstances.
The important issue here is whether such a firewall is necessary in THE CIRCUMSTANCES being discussed.(A standalone computer with firewalls on the router, etc...) For home users, almost all will see little or NO blocked traffic entering the computer's software firewall from the outside simply because the router has a firewall, and that includes those that have a basic NAT router as well. The Windows firewall will do what's needed in this case. And besides, the Windows Firewall can be manually configured to do just about anything a users wants.. Granted, it's not that way by default, but it's still a good deal because it uses few resources and will block what's needed in THIS SITUATION. And it appears as though in this case, the system already tests as a "stealthed" system.. In my opinion, that's EXACTLY what's "desired" here..
As mentioned before, the only real concern would be for any outgoing attempts that might be made from trojans, spyware, etc.. As long as the user can guarantee the computer is clean, then the Windows Firewall should be fine.. That's EXACTLY how we run "most" of our agency's thousands of computers.. Windows Firewall only and we keep them clean..
Hope this helps.
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