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Offline potjevleesch

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about windows fwall
« on: September 08, 2014, 02:46:34 PM »
why in hell doesn't Avast IS disable windows fwall during the install process ? you can't expect the average clickn'go noob will even think of this !

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Re: about windows fwall
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2014, 09:46:52 PM »
Because avast! Firewall is not incompatible with Windows Firewall.
Firewall are not antivirus, and more than one can be used.
Windows Firewall adds features/security over avast! Firewall.
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Re: about windows fwall
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2014, 12:00:02 AM »
It did when I installed AIS. Windows Firewall is useless.

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Re: about windows fwall
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2014, 02:25:35 AM »
It did when I installed AIS. Windows Firewall is useless.
No, it's not. It has a role on IPv6.
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Re: about windows fwall
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2014, 11:24:28 PM »
I'd like to know more about how Avast's Firewall interacts with Windows own.
Could someone evolve on the subject?

Thanks.

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Re: about windows fwall
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2014, 11:28:51 PM »
Windows Firewall does not turn itself off when avast! is installed.

In earlier builds (avast! 8.0) both avast! and Windows Firewall would work well together, however, since avast! v9 (2014) has been released that stance has been changed.

You should disable Windows Firewall.
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Re: about windows fwall
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2014, 11:30:03 PM »
Best is to use a good hardware firewall.

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Re: about windows fwall
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2014, 11:36:42 PM »
Best is to use a good hardware firewall.
And if you use a laptop that you carry around?

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Re: about windows fwall
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2014, 12:24:41 AM »
It did when I installed AIS. Windows Firewall is useless.
No, it's not. It has a role on IPv6.

IPV6 is not that widely used yet. And no PC need two firewalls .

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Re: about windows fwall
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2014, 01:08:42 PM »
IPV6 is not that widely used yet. And no PC need two firewalls .
Indeed.
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