I Totally Turned Off Windows Defender and Windows Firewall.

Discussion in 'Panda' started by VeeekTor, May 17, 2017.

  1. VeeekTor

    VeeekTor Level 5

    May 16, 2017
    Windows 10
    Yesterday I posted about using Comodo Firewall and a Cloud AV.

    So today I setup Comodo Firewall as proactive, turned off it's hips, and AV, just leaving the firewall, I installed Panda AV Pro, and turned off Panda's firewall.

    But Panda kept turning windows firewall back on. So I went into Gpedit, the registry, services and control panel and completely turned off Windows Firewall and Windows defender.

    Leaving me with Panda Cloud, Comodo Firewall, and SmadAV (Pro Version)
    Deletedmessiah and AtlBo like this.
  2. TerrakionSmash

    TerrakionSmash Level 16

    Nov 17, 2016
    Somewhere underwater or over water. I am water!
    Windows 10
    Never had any problems with Comodo and Windows Firewalls
  3. shmu26

    shmu26 Level 57

    Jul 3, 2015
    Windows 10
    There are reports that on certain versions of Windows 10, turning off windows firewall at the service level interferes with several other windows processes that are dependent on it, such as windows update.
    Better to just turn off windows firewall from control panel.
  4. Slyguy

    Slyguy Level 26

    Jan 27, 2017
    IT Security Engineer
    Other OS
    Disabling Windows Firewall via services or group policy edits can break Windows 10. In fact, it can break it so badly you may be forced to do a refresh of it. It should never be force-disabled, only disable it through the control panel which allows Windows 10 to turn it on itself as needed/if needed.
  5. Umbra

    Umbra Level 61
    Content Creator

    May 16, 2011
    Beta tester
    Europe > S-E Asia
    Windows 10
    #5 Umbra, Jul 7, 2017
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2017
    You shouldn't need to disable Win FW by GP or reg tweak.
    If the 3rd party FW didn't disable it itself and keep turning it on , there is a good reason...

    Typical "i think i know what im doing" kind of behavior...(but in fact you don't).

    And if the Win FW service is disabled, that is even worse...
  6. HarborFront

    HarborFront Level 35
    Content Creator

    Oct 9, 2016
    Far East
    By totally disabled both I cannot update my Office 365

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