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Windows 7: Can I disable windows firewall when I have Avast

24 Jun 2015   #1
Mohammed Nazmy

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Can I disable windows firewall when I have Avast

I want to speed up my computer, so I found that when I disable some services from service.msc it will kind of speed it up, so can I disable windows firewall when I have avast, is avast an alternative for it.

Thanks.


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24 Jun 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I would say if Avast didn't turn it off automatically then keep it running. Also, not all versions of Avast contain a firewall as far as I know. Which version are you running?
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25 Jun 2015   #3
Mohammed Nazmy

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
I would say if Avast didn't turn it off automatically then keep it running. Also, not all versions of Avast contain a firewall as far as I know. Which version are you running?
Avast free antivirus 2015
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25 Jun 2015   #4
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Free doesn't include a firewall as far as I know. See the link
https://www.avast.com/en-us/compare-antivirus
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25 Jun 2015   #5
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Leave the Firewall on. It doesn't use much CPU at all unless you've added a lot of rules. It's probably Avast slowing your PC down. As I recall, it installs something like 80+ services and drivers. Also check your startup programs and services.
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25 Jun 2015   #6
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

You can run the Uninstall/Change option for Avast and eliminate modules that you are not needing, not using. You need only Check Network, Rescue Disk, Web & Mail & File shields.
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26 Jun 2015   #7
Mohammed Nazmy

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
Free doesn't include a firewall as far as I know. See the link
https://www.avast.com/en-us/compare-antivirus
Yeah, you are right it doesn't.
Thanks for your help.
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26 Jun 2015   #8
Mohammed Nazmy

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
Leave the Firewall on. It doesn't use much CPU at all unless you've added a lot of rules. It's probably Avast slowing your PC down. As I recall, it installs something like 80+ services and drivers. Also check your startup programs and services.
The only program that runs on the start up is avast.
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26 Jun 2015   #9
Mohammed Nazmy

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
You can run the Uninstall/Change option for Avast and eliminate modules that you are not needing, not using. You need only Check Network, Rescue Disk, Web & Mail & File shields.
Ok and thank you so much for your time .
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