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Windows 7: Windows firewall still blocking connections even turned off

31 Aug 2016   #1
peter7277

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows firewall still blocking connections even turned off

I have Windows Firewall turned off because i have Comodo Firewall installed but every time when i start Windows i get this message about Winamp player: 'windows firewall has blocked some features of this program', and i have to click 'Allow Access' button. Why is this happening when the firewall is turned off?


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06 Sep 2016   #2
Eric3742

Windows 7 x64
 
 

It is the setting you may not done properly.
The Windows Firewall is still very much active and was not turn off.

Window Firewall is by standard as always ON.
If you have other, such as me on have Panda Internet Security, i let Windows Firewall to know that i have my own firewall.
But most of the time, my Panda will inform windows firewall to turn off.
In this way, the Windows Firewall would not be turn on.
If you do not inform on that you use your own, Windows Firewall will still available.

Just visit the Window Firewall at security, and indicate you have your own firewall.
In the way, Windows Firewall would be turn off.
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06 Sep 2016   #3
peter7277

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Eric3742 View Post

Just visit the Window Firewall at security, and indicate you have your own firewall.
In the way, Windows Firewall would be turn off.
Where exactly are these settings? I found the problem is actually that the Windows firewall is turning on by itself on every computer restart.
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06 Sep 2016   #4
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

See if this tutorial helps:
Windows Firewall - Turn On or Off

If that doesn't fix it, try changing the Windows Firewall service from Automatic Startup to Manual (or Disabled).

I would think installing Comodo Firewall would turn off Windows firewall.
Have you looked on the Comodo forum/support for info about this ?
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07 Sep 2016   #5
peter7277

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
See if this tutorial helps:
Windows Firewall - Turn On or Off
This is how i am turning off the firewall but it is working only until restarting the pc.
I will try with disabling windows firewall service though i remember reading somewhere that is not recommended doing this.
I asked in the comodo forum about this problem but i got no answer.
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07 Sep 2016   #6
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Here is an old Comodo CIS forum thread where some people have reported this.
https://forums.comodo.com/firewall-h...-t51417.0.html

One person said it's somehow related to Network Discovery and File Sharing settings.
You might want to play around with those and see if they make a difference.
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07 Sep 2016   #7
Eric3742

Windows 7 x64
 
 

As now you know the issue on your case.

Your decision.
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