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Can I have Windows 7 Firewall w/Comodo Firewall?


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#1 RolandJS

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 01:57 PM

Sometimes my Comodo Firewall seems to be the "last thing" to come alive in the tray notification area.

Should I have Windows 7 Firewall on by default?  But, that would mean two active firewalls, correct?


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Posted 27 January 2015 - 01:59 PM

You should only have one firewall installed at a time. Having more than one firewall program installed at once is likely to cause conflicts and may well decrease your overall protection as well as seriously impairing the performance of your PC.

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 02:21 PM

Thanks for your prompt reply!  Your answer is what I thought also.  No benefit of having Win7Firewall active with Comodo or any other 3rd party firewall. I'll continue having Win7 Firewall disabled, again, thanks  :)


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Posted 27 January 2015 - 02:50 PM

You're welcome :)

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 04:17 PM

Depending on the firewall you're going to have, it's going to "implement" the Windows Firewall, hence it'll end up being controlled by the firewall you installed. Mine is "disabled" (because I can't change the settings), however I have a message saying that the Windows Firewall is being managed by Kaspersky Internet Security.

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 04:31 PM

Depending on the firewall you're going to have, it's going to "implement" the Windows Firewall, hence it'll end up being controlled by the firewall you installed. Mine is "disabled" (because I can't change the settings), however I have a message saying that the Windows Firewall is being managed by Kaspersky Internet Security.

FYI, Aura: Most of the time it's AV solutions piggybacking on the Windows Firewall - standalone third party firewalls are already developed to have a unique firewall algorithm of their own. (except Online Armor - people use that for HIPS than firewall :P )

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 05:50 PM

I would have to install Comodo Firewall in a VM and see how it goes and what message I get.

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