Author Topic: Windows firewall turning itself off after each reboot + homegroup issues  (Read 8685 times)

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I got no idea why this is happening, if this is Avast related or not. I know AIS firewall isn't supposed to turn off Windows firewall, and it doesn't. So to make sure I just turned off AIS firewall, turned Windows firewall back on, and rebooted >>> windows firewall is de-activated again. And this is reproducible. No idea if it's the firewall driver from Avast that conflicts and does this... any clue?

 Also, I noticed that the homegroup tab in explorer left panel doesn't display other computers anymore, although my system joined a homegroup, and I can see (in the Network folder) and access network shared folders on another system that is part of the LAN.

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I got no idea why this is happening, if this is Avast related or not. I know AIS firewall isn't supposed to turn off Windows firewall, and it doesn't. So to make sure I just turned off AIS firewall, turned Windows firewall back on, and rebooted >>> windows firewall is de-activated again. And this is reproducible. No idea if it's the firewall driver from Avast that conflicts and does this... any clue?

ace11 and Tech mentioned it here: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=67141.msg566124#msg566124
Not sure, if they got an answer...
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yeah but that's old and I'm getting this for the first time now.
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Maybe is´t a little bug of the latest version?
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yeah but that's old and I'm getting this for the first time now.

Ask Lukas (lukor), he will know the answer.
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I have Windows Firewall disabled as I use AIS.
Ok... I could let both... But, for me, it's overkilling.
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I have Windows Firewall disabled as I use AIS.
Ok... I could let both... But, for me, it's overkilling.

that's not the problem, the problem is that Avast has never been supposed to disable Windows firewall.
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that's not the problem, the problem is that Avast has never been supposed to disable Windows firewall.
Oh, I see... I did not test it, but it shouldn't be disabled afaik.
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okay this shouldn't be Avast related, I uninstalled AIS and it keeps happening... no idea what does that... (unless AIS or some other app modified something.. somewhere lol ??? in the system)
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many errors found in event viewer, including tens and tens related to "homegroup" management with error 0xC0000035. Another error is showing a memory leak. See screen shots.
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just re-imaged my system drive, which reverted Avast to 5.1.864 among other things... no change. The issue was probably already there and I didn't notice.
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okay I'm not leaving it like that, will re-install Windows, and might not be using Avast again for a while ::)
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Since a couple of months i've been using MSE and it protects also very well
that issue with system restore made me switch from avast to another anti-virus
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An internet search on error 0xC0000035 shows many people with issues, homegroup etc, but not Avast users
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