I am looking through these services now. I'm still a bit unsure why I have to manually do this when with Windows 7 I didn't appear to have the same issue. I also may want to re-enable these services at a later point for sharing. How would I tell if Bitdefender is only enabled on the Public network?
Sorry I'm a bit of a newbie to all this. Does Windows Firewall directly manage sharing and network discovery services? are they linked together, do the sharing services use windows firewall to now block this? How do i get Bitdefender to control this?