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Shades Macaroni

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Windows Fire wall
« on: May 03, 2012, 03:16:15 PM »
Should I still run windows firewall with avast free. I can't work out yet if avast free has it's own firewall.
Sorry for sounding dumb but early day for me.

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Re: Windows Fire wall
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2012, 03:35:39 PM »
Yes keep the windows firewall on, avast free has no firewall  :)

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Re: Windows Fire wall
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2012, 05:35:15 PM »
Should I still run windows firewall with avast free. I can't work out yet if avast free has it's own firewall.
Sorry for sounding dumb but early day for me.

The Network Shield in avast! free isn't a full firewall it monitors common worm/exploit ports. So as craigb said you need to leave it enabled.

A further point is what is your OS ?
The various OSes have slightly different levels of protection; XP firewall has zero outbound protection; Vista/Win7 firewalls have outbound protection, but it is disabled by default. Even when the Vista/Win7 firewall does have outbound protection, it is rules based (you have to create the rules) and not very user friendly.
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