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Solved: Windows Firewall turn off or leave on with COMODO Firewall?

Discussion in 'General Security' started by GEOFF, Jan 1, 2008.

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  1. GEOFF

    GEOFF Thread Starter

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    I have COMODO firewall installed on my notebook running Vista Home Premium. Should I turn off Windows firewall? Will they conflict with each other? Other threads I searched about this didn't really answer that question.

    I also have NOD32 running.
    Thanks,
    G
     
  2. Gizzy

    Gizzy Malware Specialist

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    it would be better to turn windows firewall off, it's not usually a good idea to run 2 software firewalls at the same time.

    besides comodo firewall is an excellent firewall. (y)
     
  3. GEOFF

    GEOFF Thread Starter

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    Right. I will turn it off.

    Just wondering....how about Windows Defender....Is it any good and can it or should it be turned off?
    G
     
  4. petgomon

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    I would leave both firewalls running. I have always left the Windows firewall running with another firewall installed with no ill-effects.
     
  5. Gizzy

    Gizzy Malware Specialist

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    xp firewall or vista firewall?

    vista has a stronger one than xp

    it's good to leave on for extra protection but if you have a realtime anti-virus and do regular anti-spyware scans then you can turn it off if you'd like,
     
  6. GEOFF

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    Well,I had a problem running both firewalls as it turned out. I was losing my internet connection when my notebook woke up from sleep mode and after turning off Windows firewall, the problem seems to have gone away. I was working on this in another Forum:

    http://forums.techguy.org/networking/666364-solved-lose-internet-but-not.html#post5474772

    However, I ran a scan with Windows defender yesterday and after that left the notebook to go into sleep mode and i lost the internet connection on wakeup so had to reboot to get it back.......so I think maybe Defender interfers sometimes so I may turn it off as NOD32 and COMODO should handle things and I do run a scan weekly.

    Still not happy though with the loss of Internet connection sometimes....does not happen on my wife's pc with same Vista Home Premium.
    G

    G
     
  7. Gizzy

    Gizzy Malware Specialist

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    yes NOD32, Comodo and a weekly scan should be good so you can shut off defender,
    you can try what TerryNet said in the other thread and see if it helps,
    I don't have vista so I can't really help with your connection problem since I'm not that familiar with vista,
    and does your wife have the same hardware too? maybe it's the wireless card?
    I hope you can get it solved, Good luck.
     
  8. GEOFF

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    No, my wife's is a new PC withNorton Internet Security.

    I think it is the Firewall, as this started right around the COMODO install and was not a problem earlier........before that I only had Windows Firewall. So far since I turned of Windows Firewall it is connecting fine.......only just after a Defender scan it seems do I have a reconnect problem, so I may turn Defender off.....or as I was advised elsewhere, go back to a restore point just before COMODO wass installed to see if that resolves it.
    G
     
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