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Some time ago I downloaded Avast free anti-virus when I updated CCleaner.

I have decided to keep Avast, for the moment, and I understand this is OK as it disables Window Defender. This means I have only one anti-virus running. Two of these may cause conflicts.

Should I download Avast Firewall or download some other firewall.

I'm sure I was told it was better to use another firewall and, in this case, not the firewall provided by Avast!

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Never used avast's firewall myself.  I've been happy with the built-in windows firewall since at least windows 7

 

ADVICE FOR USING CCleaner'S REGISTRY INTEGRITY SECTION

DON'T JUST CLEAN EVERYTHING THAT'S CHECKED OFF.

Do your Registry Cleaning in small bits (at the very least Check-mark by Check-mark)

ALWAYS BACKUP THE ENTRY, YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU'LL BREAK IF YOU DON'T.

CCLEANER, RECUVA, DEFRAGGLER AND SPECCY DOCUMENTATION CAN BE FOUND AT  https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us and  https://www.ccleaner.com/docs

Pro users file a PRIORITY SUPPORT request at https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

link to WINAPP2.INI explanation

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8 hours ago, Iowa said:

Can anyone give me an answer here?

what is your OS?

Backup now & backup often.
It's your digital life - protect it with a backup.
Three things are certain; Birth, Death and loss of data. You control the last.

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My OS is Windows 10.

I sometimes get a message from Avast suggesting I download their firewall.

 Windows Defender was built in, but I decided, for the moment, to go with Avast. I may change back later.

I'm asking the question because I assumed Avast disabled the Windows Firewall as it disables Windows Defender with which the Windows Firewall is linked. I expect the Avast Firewall, also, to be built in to Avast (free) Anti-Virus.

 

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3rd party AV products will disable inbuilt equivalent - as with Defender.
same for firewalls, and since Avast Free has no firewall, the inbuilt Windows one should still be functioning.

to confirm, click the Start button and start typing firewall, Best Match should be Windows Defender Firewall, click that and everything should say Firewall state: On and Connected and be green.
 

Backup now & backup often.
It's your digital life - protect it with a backup.
Three things are certain; Birth, Death and loss of data. You control the last.

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