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Windows 7: AVG Firewall caused issues with homegroups/sharing

30 Apr 2010   #1
butchnap

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
AVG Firewall caused issues with homegroups/sharing

Hi everyone, this is my first post here..

I have two PCs, each with Windows 7 Ultimate installed, that I've been puzzled on how to set up to share files. Both also have AVG 8.5 suites installed, and after reading some posts on here, I tried turning the AVG firewalls off.. This worked great, as I was able to share to and from either PC!! That makes me very happy..

My question now, is this: What is a good firewall to use that WON'T give sharing issues? I turned Windows firewall back on, on both PCs.. Is this adequate? If anyone has a better firewall suggestion that doesn't give the same problems AVG does (had issues with streaming to Xbox 360 too), I would love to hear it!

Thanks in advance!

Nick


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30 Apr 2010   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by butchnap View Post
Hi everyone, this is my first post here..

I have two PCs, each with Windows 7 Ultimate installed, that I've been puzzled on how to set up to share files. Both also have AVG 8.5 suites installed, and after reading some posts on here, I tried turning the AVG firewalls off.. This worked great, as I was able to share to and from either PC!! That makes me very happy..

My question now, is this: What is a good firewall to use that WON'T give sharing issues? I turned Windows firewall back on, on both PCs.. Is this adequate? If anyone has a better firewall suggestion that doesn't give the same problems AVG does (had issues with streaming to Xbox 360 too), I would love to hear it!

Thanks in advance!

Nick
The Windows firewall plus the one that your router has should be perfectly safe. The third party firewalls and A/V's are still evolving to work correctly with Windows 7 but so far they all seem to cause problems with sharing.
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30 Apr 2010   #3
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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30 Apr 2010   #4
butchnap

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post

Is their firewall less problematic?
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30 Apr 2010   #5
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by butchnap View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post

Is their firewall less problematic?
It can't be any worse LOL. Only way to know for sure is to use it and find out.
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30 Apr 2010   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Free AVG is pretty useless all together. I would uninstall it with the AVG Uninstaller and use free MSE instead. That is not perfect either, but better than AVG. Not everybody wants to pay for Norton or G-Data.
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30 Apr 2010   #7
butchnap

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Free AVG is pretty useless all together. I would uninstall it with the AVG Uninstaller and use free MSE instead. That is not perfect either, but better than MSE. Not everybody wants to pay for Norton or G-Data.

MSE does a better job than AVG? For everything, viruses, malware etc?
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30 Apr 2010   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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That is not perfect either, but better than MSE.
Sorry, just discovered a typo and corrected it. It should read: That is not perfect either, but better than AVG.
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