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  1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 2
    All the things, mostly *nix Windows to play games
       03 Sep 2015 #11

    I think your IT skillz are disabled?


    Mystere said: View Post
    I was talking about randomly disabling services like action center and hoping it will fix a problem, not the firewall. I think we can all safely assume that we know what disabling firewall does, particularly since MS gives you an official way to do so.

    So perhaps YOU should stop assuming...
    Disabling Action Center can crash the OS, seriously?
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  2.    03 Sep 2015 #12

    Gary said: View Post
    I disabled it only because I use Avast AIS which has it's own firewall which is much better. I firewall of some sort is needed as is an AV program.

    I disabled my firewall by mistake once and OMG , had Trojans and nasty crap all over the place , i think it's a must but i don't know much.
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  3. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 17
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       19 Nov 2015 #13

    Honestly, if anyone is plugging their internet feed directly into their computer, they deserve malware and viruses. If you use a router and have a "DMZ" setting which routes all undefined traffic directly to your computer, you're sill deserving of the malware/virus infections. Routers are dirt cheap, and when properly configured (mostly just default settings, even), they are already acting as a very capable firewall that protects the equipment behind it.

    Even Windows Firewall won't protect people from clicking on malicious web links, though. So, you may want to get something else which monitors for and protects against malicious web content (most A/V software does that nicely). A firewall doesn't watch for that content.
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  4. Joined : Mar 2016
    Posts : 1
    windows 10
       26 Mar 2016 #14

    Control Panel > System and Security > Security and Maintenance > Turn off messages about firewall
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  5. Joined : Jul 2015
    Eastbourne East Sussex UK
    Posts : 2,394
    Windows 10 Home x64: 1607 Redstone (1) Build 143934.447
       27 Mar 2016 #15

    I would rather be notified than not, if some how a bug or virus or Malware was trying to attack my computer
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  6. Joined : Nov 2015
    Posts : 4,766
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       27 Mar 2016 #16

    zauom said: View Post
    Control Panel > System and Security > Security and Maintenance > Turn off messages about firewall
    That's a pretty old thread. About 5 months old. Chances are the OP had the issue resolved by now.
    And the method has been posted in post #2.
    Last edited by davidhk; 27 Mar 2016 at 06:56.
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  7. Joined : Jun 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       28 Jun 2016 #17

    davidhk said: View Post
    That's a pretty old thread. About 5 months old. Chances are the OP had the issue resolved by now.
    And the method has been posted in post #2.
    So now I understand how users like you and Mystere become pro users with thousands of post. You simply post meaningless responses that contributes absolutely nothing to the conversation and does nothing but put people down. I'm assuming to lift your own mental status?

    Was it really necessary to belittle someone who was probably simply trying to be helpful? Well at least you have another post until your total, eh?

    It helped me, because I didn't see the long winded explanation earlier in the post. This guys response succinctly describes exactly what I need to do and the formatting stood out as something I recognized. I give this guy props for summarizing a previously long winded solution.
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  8. Joined : Oct 2015
    Memphis, TN
    Posts : 12
    Windows 10 Pro
       02 Aug 2016 #18

    Gary said: View Post
    I disabled it only because I use Avast AIS which has it's own firewall which is much better. I firewall of some sort is needed as is an AV program.
    Actually, a decent router has a firewall to stop "unsolicited" traffic. Other than sharing multiple devices on the same public IP, the router's firewall is the main reason to use the device (yes, there are other functions). Why introduce another level of firewall that "hogs the machine"? Of course, if you go clicking on things, not knowing what they are, you are asking for trouble whether you have a firewall, or not.
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  9. Joined : Jul 2015
    Eastbourne East Sussex UK
    Posts : 2,394
    Windows 10 Home x64: 1607 Redstone (1) Build 143934.447
       02 Aug 2016 #19

    rwrider said: View Post
    Actually, a decent router has a firewall to stop "unsolicited" traffic. Other than sharing multiple devices on the same public IP, the router's firewall is the main reason to use the device (yes, there are other functions). Why introduce another level of firewall that "hogs the machine"? Of course, if you go clicking on things, not knowing what they are, you are asking for trouble whether you have a firewall, or not.
    No truer word said
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  10. Joined : Oct 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       12 Oct 2016 #20

    Hi Muzicman82!

    My laptop had the same problem, but apparently doing what Mystere said and then turning messages for network firewall back on solved the problem for some reason.
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