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Offline TC2k

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How do I know if my firewall is working?
« on: March 08, 2014, 06:54:09 AM »
As the subject header states, so how do I know if my avast firewall is working?

I'm a previous owner of Norton 360, when Norton firewall is active, it disables the Windows Firewall. So does avast do the same?

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Re: How do I know if my firewall is working?
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2014, 09:00:42 AM »
Look to see what is happening in the firewall logs.

Check in Control Panel > Windows Firewall to see if firewall is on or off.
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Re: How do I know if my firewall is working?
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2014, 02:11:03 PM »
I checked, however Windows Firewall is turned on.

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Re: How do I know if my firewall is working?
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2014, 02:39:49 PM »
The windows firewall works alongside of avasts firewall but you can disable it if you wish to save some resources.

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Re: How do I know if my firewall is working?
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2014, 02:43:04 PM »
If you are using avast v2014 you should disable the Windows firewall.
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Re: How do I know if my firewall is working?
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2014, 05:31:05 PM »
So which one is better? To leave Windows firewall on or off?

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Re: How do I know if my firewall is working?
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2014, 05:38:47 PM »
So which one is better? To leave Windows firewall on or off?

If running avast! firewall v9, turn off Windows Firewall.
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