Windows 10: Free AntiVirus program w/configurable firewall protection


  1. Posts : 31
    Windows 10, Windows 7 and Windows XP Pro
       15 Jul 2017 #1

    Free AntiVirus program w/configurable firewall protection


    Hello,

    After much aggravation, I determined that my AntiVirus program was not letting me run the web interface for my home automation program all of a sudden. I disabled the firewall part and still have Windows Firewall on. Is there any AntiVirus program that can allow firewall access to certain programs? I have AVG free AntiVirus and can't figure out how to allow exceptions, nor do I know exactly what I want to allow. I will try to see if I can get tech support help tomorrow, but in the meantime I am writing this post. The home controller program runs using a local web interface and also remote internet control. It works fine again after I disabled the AVG firewall completely. Just wondering if there's a better AV program.
    Thank you for your help.
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  2.    15 Jul 2017 #2

    So you specifically need a software firewall? Does your router come with a firewall? Is that configurable enough to allow ports and services?
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  3. Posts : 2,865
    Windows 10.4 Home 1709 x64
       15 Jul 2017 #3

    The simplest solution is to use Windows Firewall and a better GUI for it, like:

    Windows 10 Firewall Control

    Windows Firewall Control

    GitHub - wokhansoft/WFN
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