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Consumer Products => Avast Free Antivirus / Premium Security (legacy Pro Antivirus, Internet Security, Premier) => Topic started by: josephhui on April 06, 2004, 05:50:07 AM

Title: fire wall
Post by: josephhui on April 06, 2004, 05:50:07 AM

Please let me know if the avast have an fire wall protection included.
thanks
Title: Re:fire wall
Post by: w0mbat on April 06, 2004, 06:02:12 AM
Short answer is:  I think this is in the wrong area.

Long answer: No. The BART  (bootable anti-virus and recovery tools) disk is not a normal operating system, as it's a variation of the windows PE format.
IE it runs off of a CDROM.

As far as the Avast A/V product goes, I do not believe it does contain a firewall.

Please do a search in the forum and there are lots of notes and reviews on firewalls and their intergration with Avast.

Cheers :)

W0mbat

Title: Re:fire wall
Post by: josephhui on April 06, 2004, 12:20:46 PM
thanks and appreciate your quick response.  
Title: Re:fire wall
Post by: shgoh on April 06, 2004, 01:17:53 PM
please do consider 3rd-party firewalls...kerio..sygate...zonealarm works well with avast... ;)

by the way....welcome to avast forums.. :)
Title: Re:fire wall
Post by: Lisandro on April 07, 2004, 06:09:22 AM

Please let me know if the avast have an fire wall protection included.
thanks

Right now, I don't think an integrated (all-in-one-bloatware-application) would be a great idea... I think the better is layered defense, each one dealing with its own area. Of course, one antivirus and one firewall are must have in a computer. If we were lucky, maybe in the future we can see a firewall, standalone application, of Alwil Software  ;D