I have the paid version of AVG 9. My computer is 64 bit, running Windows 7. I mostly use FireFox as my browser, but also I.E. for work from home.
Today I found that by going to Tools you can see the Firewall settings in AVG. Why this is not available within the Firewall component is beyond me.
In a nutshell, the following "System services and protocols" are blocked by default and I want to know if they NEED to be.
- Internet Information Services
- PPTP VPN
- DNS Server
- AH Protocol
- ESP Protocol
- GRE Protocol
- Windows Remote Management
- BranchCache/Windows Remote Managment (Compatability Mode)
- Novell Netware
I wrote AVG, prior to coming here, to ask why each are blocked...just to see what they say.
I want to eventually set up the network between my wired LAN desktop (7) and my wireless laptop (vista). So I am thinking I need to allow some/all/who knows of these??
Now in researching this I am seeing all sorts of criticism toward AVG. Luckily I only have 3 more months before my license expires.
I also got a "false positive" virus pop-up yesterday. That was fun!
Lately I've also been having a lot of issues with FireFox. One day it was fine (after the 3.6.6 update that is) and now I can't change themes. This might not be related?!
I am very frustrated. When you PAY for a program, you shouldn't have to do this kind of investigative work to use it. I'm sure some of it is my own lack of brain cells, but I have been using computers for 19 years.
One more thing, haven't been able to connect to services like Trillian. Could that have to do with these settings?
Thanks in advance.