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Windows Firewall is not using the recommended settings


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#1 YourBestFriend

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 02:24 PM

Hello,
 
Everytime I startup my computer I get a security alert that says the firewall isn't using the recommended settings. Even if I click "update settings now," it will come back after a restart. I've tried restoring the default settings for the firewall and using the tweaking.com software, but it does not fix the problem. How do I get rid of this?
 
Here is a picture: https://i.gyazo.com/31d48fb9a195ffc838357b5258947963.png

Edited by Queen-Evie, 10 September 2015 - 02:35 PM.
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Posted 10 September 2015 - 02:59 PM

Hi there,

Are you using a third party standalone firewall (i.e. Comodo Firewall) or an antivirus internet security suite?

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 04:33 PM

According to the pic you uploaded, Security center is reporting that Windows firewall is off.  Check services and be sure that "Windows Firewall" is running and is set to automatic.  After that, I would recommend going to Windows Firewall settings, go to the advanced tab, and restore defaults. Then run the firewall repair found at tweaking.com again.   http://www.tweaking.com/content/page/repair_windows_firewall.html

 

EDIT: Also, what is the issue with "malware protection" ?  It is also showing an issue in Security Center.


Edited by MarkMCS, 10 September 2015 - 07:57 PM.

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 12:45 PM

Hello,

 

Hi there,

Are you using a third party standalone firewall (i.e. Comodo Firewall) or an antivirus internet security suite?

I do not have any third party firewall installed on my computer. I am currently using Avira's free antivirus.

 

According to the pic you uploaded, Security center is reporting that Windows firewall is off.  Check services and be sure that "Windows Firewall" is running and is set to automatic.  After that, I would recommend going to Windows Firewall settings, go to the advanced tab, and restore defaults. Then run the firewall repair found at tweaking.com again.   http://www.tweaking.com/content/page/repair_windows_firewall.html

 

EDIT: Also, what is the issue with "malware protection" ?  It is also showing an issue in Security Center.

The service Windows Firewall is already running and set to automatic. For the "malware protection", security center doesn't recognize Avira Free Antivirus as a virus program. I think this happened when I ran the tweaking.com repair. Here is another screenshot. https://i.gyazo.com/a67537bb26685880d50b6772d4f3833c.png

 

Which boxes should I check for the repair?

 

 

Cheers!


Edited by YourBestFriend, 11 September 2015 - 12:48 PM.


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Posted 11 September 2015 - 10:46 PM

OK.  First thing is that Avira is not supported in Vista, which is probably why Security Center won't recognize it.  I recommend Avast or AVG free.  (I am currently using Avast, but it isn't that user friendly and settings can be confusing.  I used AVG for 3 years without issue.)

 

Download AVG 2015 free, then uninstall Avira and install AVG.  

 

Go to security center and turn on windows firewall.  

 

Please do this and let me know what happens.


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Posted 13 September 2015 - 08:56 PM

OK.  First thing is that Avira is not supported in Vista, which is probably why Security Center won't recognize it.  I recommend Avast or AVG free.  (I am currently using Avast, but it isn't that user friendly and settings can be confusing.  I used AVG for 3 years without issue.)

 

Download AVG 2015 free, then uninstall Avira and install AVG.  

 

Go to security center and turn on windows firewall.  

 

Please do this and let me know what happens.

 

Hello,

 

Uninstalling Avira made the problem go away. Avast gives me memory problems for some reason so I installed AVG. Thanks for your help!



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Posted 03 October 2015 - 02:25 PM

On the three different systems I have used it on it has used a lot of resources and gotten real pushy about you upgradeing to a pay version. It got so bad I finally uninstalled it. On vista, however it did not release Win defender when it left. Didn't clean up very well when it uninstalled.  I found out later that Avast does have a program/app that will clean up the stuff it left behind.

 

The newer versions are a bit of a resource hog.  I won't even attempt to run it on here with Win 10.

I already do not have much spare resources as it is.


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