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Title: "Secured - Your System is Fully Protected"
Post by: ImWarm on August 02, 2010, 02:17:56 AM
Hi, whenever my AIS firewall is turned off, the summary page still says secured and there is no caution sign next to the avast icon in the system tray. See Screenshot. Can someone help? If this is normal/expected, then why? I would like to know when my firewall is off, as my system won't be fully protected then. Thanks. 
Title: Re: "Secured - Your System is Fully Protected"
Post by: DavidR on August 02, 2010, 02:45:15 AM
I don't use the AIS version, but wouldn't that be covered in the avast Settings, Status Bar, Components Monitored as with the other avast versions ?

Check it out and see if there is an option for the firewall to monitor it or not.

See example of the free version Status Bar options.
Title: Re: "Secured - Your System is Fully Protected"
Post by: ImWarm on August 02, 2010, 05:09:40 AM
Thanks for replying, and yes the status bar is monitoring the firewall feature. But the odd thing is, sometimes it will say Attention, other times it will say Secured. I forgot to mention that.
Title: Re: "Secured - Your System is Fully Protected"
Post by: DavidR on August 02, 2010, 05:20:40 AM
I was hoping that it was something simple in that the firewall monitoring had been unchecked for some reason.

Not using AIS there is nothing I can try to see if I could replicate it, but I wonder if you have the windows firewall enabled (it is compatible with the avast one running) alongside the avast firewall ?

If you have then a) at least you have limited inbound protection and b) the Windows Security Center (WSC) wouldn't detect if the avast one was not running.

If however, you disabled the windows firewall, presumably the WSC would throw up its security pop-up. Obviously in this scenario you wouldn't have the limited inbound protection from the windows firewall.