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broomstick

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Windows Firewall
« on: September 27, 2009, 12:10:14 PM »
Hey guys, can anybody help me?
Do I need to use Windows Firewall with Avast Home Edition? Tks   :)

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Re: Windows Firewall
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2009, 12:16:12 PM »
 Yes because avast! 4.xx does not include firewall but this coming avast 5's suite was said to have one.
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Re: Windows Firewall
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2009, 12:16:44 PM »
Hi broomstick,

Shortly, yes. If you are not running a firewall at all, you should at least enable the windows one.

It is also recommended to run a 3rd party firewall that can prvide outbound protection (instead of the windows one), such as:

Outpost Firewall
Online Armor
PC Tools

To name a few of the top of my head, all with free versions as far as I know.

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Re: Windows Firewall
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2009, 12:18:46 PM »
Not specifically the Windows firewall, but you should most definitely use a firewall, yes.
Avast is an AV only; version 5 will contain an optional firewall with the pro.

If you choose to use a third party firewall, the Windows one should be turned off before installing another. Be offline while doing this.
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« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2009, 12:28:23 PM »
Tks guys you've been extraordinary!!! Greetings  :D

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Re: Windows Firewall
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2009, 12:33:45 PM »

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Re: Windows Firewall
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2009, 04:37:35 PM »

Avast is an AV only; version 5 will contain an optional firewall with the pro.


Optional firewall in the pro?I thought the firewall was only included in the suite.
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Re: Windows Firewall
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2009, 09:25:37 PM »
I thought the firewall was only included in the suite.
Yes. It's not optional.
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