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#1 Mystified

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Posted 21 November 2014 - 03:02 PM

When XP is starting programs in the tool bar (near the clock) I get a popup message that firewall is not running. When I check security center it says firewall is on. I use Avira for my anti-virus. Firewall is grayed out in the avira control panel normally. When I turn off the windows firewall in security center the Avira firewall button is still grayed out. Happens every time I start XP. Thanks for your help - Mystified



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#2 ElfBane

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 07:15 AM

Which one do you want to run? (don't run both, they can/will conflict)



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Posted 23 November 2014 - 04:43 PM

I would prefer to use the avira firewall with Microsoft ending support for XP.



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Posted 24 November 2014 - 04:57 AM

Do this;

 

Start-Control Panel- d-click Security Center.

Under "Manage security settings for:", click Windows Firewall.

Turn OFF the firewall, click OK.

Under Security Settings, the Firewall area will now have a button called 'Recommendations', click it.

Check the box that says "I have a firewall solution that I'll monitor myself" and click OK.

 

Now turn on the Avira firewall. You should no longer get Windows Firewall nags. You may have to reboot for all the changes to set properly.



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Posted 24 November 2014 - 07:54 AM

Avira Free Antivirus doesn't offer firewall protection.  You need the Windows Firewall enabled until you find an alternate program to download and use. That alert appears due to the boot sequence and it will disappear after XP is completely loaded.  Turn on your computer and go fix coffee or something. Then you'll never see the alert. :wink:   


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Posted 24 November 2014 - 01:44 PM

Agreed.  And...Windows firewall is just fine, except for those who want to do continuous monitoring of firewall activity.  To what purpose, I've never figured out, but that is the chief "benefit" of 3d-party firewalls.  If you read the documentation for such, that becomes obvious.

 

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Posted 24 November 2014 - 02:14 PM

ElfBane No Joy even after reboot. Avira error message says I have to upgrade. Avira website says it's only available for Vista and above.

 

TulsaRose I've been using Avira paid products for a long time. Should have my own wing in their building. :)

 

Thanks all!






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