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Windows 7: disable firewall?

17 Feb 2012   #1

XP windows Professional
disable firewall?

hey, if i install say kaspersky anti-virus (or any paid for anti-virus programs) do i then have to disable windows 7 firewall? thanks

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17 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit

Hi soulfood,

I have never installed Kaspersky before so do not know if it automatically disables Windows Firewall.

Here's how to disable Windows Firewall:
Windows Firewall - Turn On or Off

After, if you like you can open services.msc, locate Windows Defender, stop and disable it.
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17 Feb 2012   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

If you new security program comes with a firewall it will disable the Windows 7 firewall. But you should also check to make sure. You can use the method that Infinite has posted.
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17 Feb 2012   #4
Samurai Jack

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I have Kaspersky anti-virus and windows firewall is turn ON.
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17 Feb 2012   #5

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit

Anti-Viruses and Firewalls have different functions. A Firewall should not be shut down just because an Anti-Virus has been installed.

Windows Firewall should only be shut if another third-party Firewall like say Comodo has been installed. Most likely the third-party Firewall will itself shut down the Windows Firewall during its installation.
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17 Feb 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit

Go into the settings of Kaspersky, is there anything about Firewall?
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