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06-01-2019 06:49 AM
Marshock How is Windows 10 firewall anyway compared to alternatives?
05-02-2019 07:07 PM
NewUser16 Thanks. Does it stay or at some point reverts with any windows updates. Also what you think of me upgrading. My son has win 10 basic and I was splaying with it the other day, it feels slightly faster but the full control of the windows that I have on my win 7 it's not in win 10, that's another reason I'm hesitating. I know there is a way to disable certain things to make it more private and hack reg but how you guys feel about the whole win 10 .... don't minimize the cons I really would like to hear from owners themselves
05-02-2019 06:58 PM
NeoReaper
Quote: Originally Posted by NewUser16 View Post
I'm still on windows 7 x64 pro and so far is good but lately I've been thinking on upgrading to win10 so I was looking at some of the cons and pros.
The defender firewall is the first thing I was trying to disabled and it works, its turned off but not in services, it's all grayed out and don't matter what, it won't change. I want to stop and disable completely because I'm using Outpost firewall pro that works great with win10

I've heard that you can actually change that in win 10 pro and enterprise, also you can defer updates which is nice thing but I don't know. Guys is it worth upgrading, If I do upgrade it will be to Win 10 pro.

Any advice and tips will be greatly appreciated
The step I listed in my first post will tell you how to disable the service.
05-02-2019 06:56 PM
NewUser16 I'm still on windows 7 x64 pro and so far is good but lately I've been thinking on upgrading to win10 so I was looking at some of the cons and pros.
The defender firewall is the first thing I was trying to disabled and it works, its turned off but not in services, it's all grayed out and don't matter what, it won't change. I want to stop and disable completely because I'm using Outpost firewall pro and avast antivirus pro, these 2 work great in combination with win10

I've heard that you can actually change that in win 10 pro and enterprise, also you can defer updates which is nice thing but I don't know. Guys is it worth upgrading, If I do upgrade it will be to Win 10 pro.

Any advice and tips will be greatly appreciated
05-01-2019 07:23 PM
mattliston Have you considered that you may have been infected somehow?


download and run malwarebytes antimalware. it gets a LOT of the annoying things that I deal with when I repair/refresh friends and family member's computers.


spybot anti spyware works really well too, but I dont leave it installed. I just get it all updated, do a few cleaning runs, and then uninstall it


I recommend disconnecting from the internet whenever you do scans, and after doing updates, disconnect from internet, then reboot. You may have to disable the device you use in device manager to prevent it from reconnecting upon rebooting.
05-01-2019 06:46 PM
Darren9 "TinyWall is a free software to harden and control the advanced firewall built into modern Windows systems". It seems to pretty much say that it's hooking in to Defender and killing that will also kill TinyWall?

The problem with hooking into Defender and "improving" it is MS can change it whenever they feel like. It's not just TinyWall that's been affected, enterprise antivirus software from Avast, Avira, McAfee and Sophos have all suffered.

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/new...s-and-freezes/
05-01-2019 06:39 PM
NexusRed Before you disabled Windows Firewall, have you thought about reparing it and/or starting fresh? I'm having a hard time believing that it cannot remember the allow/deny rules that you set, unless you just ignore the firewall prompts when they pop up. Kinda silly to remove the door to your system which will grant easy access for all types of malicious stuff to happen.
05-01-2019 06:31 PM
Twist86
Quote: Originally Posted by NeoReaper View Post
This shouldn't affect other firewalls unless they communicate/control Windows' firewall. I never had an issue when disabling it when using Bitdefender (before I removed it, now I just rely on Windows Firewall)
Some reason it prevents TinyWall from booting up once I do it, I shot an email to the creators to ask them what's going on...I might just need a few firewall, thank you however since until then I can at least transfer files on my network again.
04-30-2019 06:00 PM
The Pook Disabling Windows Firewall is gonna break a lot of online MS Store games if you play any, FWIW. It's impossible to play Forza Horizon 4 online with it disabled, and just enabling before loading it up it doesn't work. You need to do a restart after re-enabling it. Kind of a PITA.
04-30-2019 05:54 PM
NeoReaper This shouldn't affect other firewalls unless they communicate/control Windows' firewall. I never had an issue when disabling it when using Bitdefender (before I removed it, now I just rely on Windows Firewall)
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