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by gtmark11 / November 4, 2011 1:10 PM PDT

I've been a fan of Avast! for 9 years (mb 8
). Thanx for this discussion. But will there be any entries? Avast! has been the best Happy

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Firewall in Avast Internet security 6
by colo39 / November 4, 2011 6:00 PM PDT

I have 5 computers on a LAN running Avast Internet security 6, Three with Windows 7 and 2 with XP pro. I have the firewall set to home (the lowest setting ) and Windows firewall is still running.. Avast unlike other Firewall doesn't turn off Windows Firewall. Because I know just what Windows Firewall allows through I am advsrese to turning off the Windows Firewall. Windows tells me I shouldn't turn their firewall off . Any suggestions, and should I run both Firewalls as doing this for the last 3 months has not created any problems.

Col O

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That surprises me
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 5, 2011 6:54 AM PDT

It would seem that your Windows' systems don't recognise Avast as having a firewall.

The general rule is, only one firewall running in the background as two or more can cause conflict and slow down of incoming and outgoing data.

Are you sure that Avast's firewall is running? Is it generating any logs?

Mark

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Avast Firewall
by colo39 / November 5, 2011 11:15 AM PDT
In reply to: That surprises me

Yes my Avast firewall is running and producing logs
Colin O

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In that case
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 5, 2011 7:44 PM PDT
In reply to: Avast Firewall

you need to decide which one you prefer to use.

I don't know at all if the Avast firewall can be disabled, but if so, you do then have that choice, either use the Windows firewall or the Avast one.

Mark

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Firewall in Avast Internet security 6
by bob3160 / November 7, 2011 11:54 PM PST
In reply to: That surprises me

Just to set the record straight, both the avast! and the Windows Firewall can be turned off.


Neither have to be turned off because they work very well together. Happy

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Avast and windows firewall
by gtmark11 / November 6, 2011 9:51 AM PST

I would turn off windows firewall and download Zone Alarm Free. It is compatible with Avast!

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If ZA is compatible....
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 6, 2011 6:37 PM PST

If ZoneAlarm is 'compatible', why change from Avast?

The general rule is, only one firewall, so no need for another one

Mark

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Avast and windows firewall
by pickycustomer / November 11, 2011 4:56 AM PST

I wouldn't use Zone Alarm as it has been known to cause/create conflicts with avast. There are other firewalls which do a much better job that play well with avast. Cool

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Firewall
by Rompin Raider / November 9, 2011 11:39 AM PST

You can run with both firewalls, as Avast Internet Security was designed to run with Windows Firewall (with others, not a good practice). It seems unusual but that was explained early on at the Avast forum. I haven't had any issues with it either way. Thanks

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