Do I Need Windows Firewall Too ?

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grayghost2
edited May 2014 in Firewall

My BIS 2013 Firewall is enabled.


Recently out of the blue Win-7 displayed an alert that my PC was not sufficiently protected ... ie, Windows Firewall "is" disabled.


I enabled the Windows Firewall.


Was this a sensible move ? Considering I now have two firewalls !


On another stand-alone rig/PC (never internet connected) Win-7 would nag that the PC was at risk.


The only way to kill the Windows nags was to install BIS trial and the nagging stopped.


I would like to upgrade my laptop to "New Bitdefender" but until my thread Editing Application Rules is resolved I am stuck in limbo with BIS 2013

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  • Rohugh
    Rohugh ✭✭
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    Hello grayghost,


    No, you don't need two firewalls, I don't know why you were "nagged" to turn on the Win 7 one when you already had the BIS firewall active but they can conflict with each other. Turn it off. :)


    Ro.

  • Thank you 'Rohugh' :)


    I have turned Windows Firewall OFF


    Control Panel > Windows Firewall > Turn Windows Firewall on or off


    Customize Settings (window)


    Home or work (Private) ~~


    - disabled both check boxes ... ie "Block ...~" and "Notify ... ~"


    (•) Turn Off Windows Firewall (not recommended)


    Public network settings


    - disabled both check boxes ... ie "Block ...~" and "Notify ... ~"


    (•) Turn Off Windows Firewall (not recommended)


    [OK] button