1.    28 Aug 2015 #1
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    Should I turn off Windows Firewall?


    Hey, Just got this firewall "Glasswire" and was wondering if I should turn off Windows 10 Firewall while I'm using it? I'm just not sure if Glasswire gives me as much protection as the Windows one give me.

    -Thanks!
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  2.    28 Aug 2015 #2
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    I don't know anything about Glasswire or how it compares with Windows firewall. But I do know that you should not have more than one firewall running on the same computer. They are not designed to operate this way and results are unpredictable. You could end up with less protection than either would provide.
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  3.    29 Aug 2015 #3
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    It gets good reviews, so yes, you should turn off Win firewall since running 2 can cause problems. Try it a while & see if your comfy with it.

    GlassWire review: Free network security tool
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  4.    29 Aug 2015 #4
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    Hmm.. Looks like it works with the windows firewall... after I turned it off glasswire told me to turn it back on.
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  5.    29 Aug 2015 #5
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    Indeed, Glasswire is like an extension to Windows Firewall to make it easier to use.

    Windows firewall + GlassWire - GlassWire Help - GlassWire Official Forum
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  6.    30 Aug 2015 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by seek View Post
    Hmm.. Looks like it works with the windows firewall... after I turned it off glasswire told me to turn it back on.
    If they play well together, then you might as well leave them both on. Another layer of protection is always a good thing.
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  7.    29 Sep 2015 #7
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    From what I understand, Glasswire is a fancy front end for Windows Firewall. It uses MS's firewall API to do it's thing so it's necessary to have the Windows Firewall on.
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