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  • 26 July 2014
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Windows Firewall is recommending that it be on. Under Advanced Settings, there is a Firewall section, so I'm confused about whether I need to turn on WF or if Webroot is somehow not being registered by my computer.
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Best answer by Baldrick 27 July 2014, 00:03

Hi scyzner
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
Essentially, the Windows Firewall for Win7 & Win 8 is very robust especially in terms of handling the Inbound so WSA cedes/allows it to handle the inbound security whilst it covers the outbound transactions.  The WSA firewall effectively replaces the Windows Firewall outbound.
 
Please see this Knowledge Base Article for more information.  And this previous thread on the subject is worth reading for more insight.
 
Hope that clarifies for you?
 
Regards
 
 
Baldrick
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Hi scyzner
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
Essentially, the Windows Firewall for Win7 & Win 8 is very robust especially in terms of handling the Inbound so WSA cedes/allows it to handle the inbound security whilst it covers the outbound transactions.  The WSA firewall effectively replaces the Windows Firewall outbound.
 
Please see this Knowledge Base Article for more information.  And this previous thread on the subject is worth reading for more insight.
 
Hope that clarifies for you?
 
Regards
 
 
Baldrick
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Windows Firewall is recommending that it be on. Under Advanced Settings, there is a Firewall section, so I'm confused about whether I need to turn on WF or if Webroot is somehow not being registered by my computer.
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Hi there scyzner, welcome to the community!
 
Very nice to have you here!
 
Please do come back and share your experiences!
 
Browse around and enjoy!
 
Beth

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