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A question about firewalls
« on: September 08, 2014, 09:50:06 PM »
Hello everyone.

I'n using right now the trial of the Avast Internet Security, and it comes with a firewall.
I have been using it for aprox. 20 days, and I used 3 different networks:

- One from the college.
- One from home.
- One when I use the internet from my cell phone.

But, I leave every connection as private. I only fixed it now, by changing from "private" to "public" on the college's network.
Leaving those connections to "private" can result into a problem or something?

Thank you guys for helping me.

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Re: A question about firewalls
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2014, 10:52:43 PM »
Best thing to do is using a hardware firewall.

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Re: A question about firewalls
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2014, 11:19:45 PM »
Hardware firewall?
Like a router firewall?

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Re: A question about firewalls
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2014, 11:31:06 PM »
If you use your computer in more than one local, I will suggest a software firewall for sure.
Public is more secure (restrict access) than Private. If you move a network from Private to Public, less components are shared and security is improved.
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Re: A question about firewalls
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2014, 04:00:30 AM »
Thank you for the reply.

Good to know that, since it's a laptop, I'm using it in many different places.
So, that's why I'm using the Avast firewall (but now, I will just use the "public" mode).

One more question: It's okay to use it with the Windows firewall?


Thank you for helping me.

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Re: A question about firewalls
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2014, 04:53:09 AM »
I have AIS installed, and windows firewall is not disabled.  Avast Firewall and windows firewall work together on windows 7 just fine.  In my WinXP machine, windows firewall was disabled when AIS was installed.
AMD A6-5350M APU with Radeon HD Graphics, 8.0GB RAM, Win7 Pro SP1 64bit, IE11
i7-3610QM 2.3GHZ, 8.0GB Ram,  Nvidia GeForce GT 630M 2GB, Win7 Pro SP1 64bit, IE 11
Common to both: Avast Premium Security 19.7.2388, WinPatrol Plus, SpywareBlaster 5.5, Opera 12.18, Firefox 68.0.2, MBam Free, CCleaner