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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

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8 hours ago, Iowa said:

Can anyone give me an answer here?

what is your OS?

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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.
 

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