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Webroot Secure Anywhere Firewall & Windows 11 Firewall

  • 25 October 2022
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Hi folks - Could I ask, the Secure Anywhere application / subscription of course has a built-in firewall. I am running Windows 11 which has its own Windows defender also with a firewall. Currently I have both enabled but is this necessary and could it cause performance degradation in respect of internet speed or possible conflicts?? Is it better to have one or the other live rather than both running at the same time.

To date I don't believe I have had any conflicts, but my system does sometimes have issues with internet connectivity which could be due to having x2 firewalls running at once.

Thank you - Ben


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Hi folks - Could I ask, the Secure Anywhere application / subscription of course has a built-in firewall. I am running Windows 11 which has its own Windows defender also with a firewall. Currently I have both enabled but is this necessary and could it cause performance degradation in respect of internet speed or possible conflicts?? Is it better to have one or the other live rather than both running at the same time.

To date I don't believe I have had any conflicts, but my system does sometimes have issues with internet connectivity which could be due to having x2 firewalls running at once.

Thank you - Ben

@BPJ77 Myself personally, I do NOT trust Windows Defender, as such, I always turn that off, and rely on Webroot. In more than 6 years we have used Webroot across our customer base, it has not let me down. 

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Hi folks - Could I ask, the Secure Anywhere application / subscription of course has a built-in firewall. I am running Windows 11 which has its own Windows defender also with a firewall. Currently I have both enabled but is this necessary and could it cause performance degradation in respect of internet speed or possible conflicts?? Is it better to have one or the other live rather than both running at the same time.

To date I don't believe I have had any conflicts, but my system does sometimes have issues with internet connectivity which could be due to having x2 firewalls running at once.

Thank you - Ben

Previous threads have discussed the two firewall issue with regards to Windows 10.
The Webroot Firewall is designed to run in conjunction to the Windows Defender Firewall to add extra protection.
Your connection could possibly be due to the two firewalls but I would be looking at other causes first.
An obvious test would be the next time you have an Internet Connectivity Issue disable the Webroot Firewall and see if that fixes the problem.
 

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Hi folks - Could I ask, the Secure Anywhere application / subscription of course has a built-in firewall. I am running Windows 11 which has its own Windows defender also with a firewall. Currently I have both enabled but is this necessary and could it cause performance degradation in respect of internet speed or possible conflicts?? Is it better to have one or the other live rather than both running at the same time.

To date I don't believe I have had any conflicts, but my system does sometimes have issues with internet connectivity which could be due to having x2 firewalls running at once.

Thank you - Ben

@BPJ77 Myself personally, I do NOT trust Windows Defender, as such, I always turn that off, and rely on Webroot. In more than 6 years we have used Webroot across our customer base, it has not let me down. 

I actually tried a Windows 10 Computer running just the Webroot Firewall and I kept getting warnings about  the Windows Defender Firewall not running.
Previous threads have discussed the two firewall issue with regards to Windows 10.
The Webroot Firewall is designed to run in conjunction to the Windows Defender Firewall to add extra protection.

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I run both on my windows 11 laptop

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I run both as well. I often create custom rules in Windows Defender for blocking specific addresses or ports that might otherwise not be blocked. Both incoming and outgoing too. 

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