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  • 24 November 2014
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Geek Squad Computer guys donot run 2 firewalls such as webroot's firewall and Windows Defender firewall, is this correct, run only one firewall ???  Thank You
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Best answer by RetiredTripleHelix 24 November 2014, 02:29

Also to add from what webroot says!
 

Managing the firewall

The SecureAnywhere firewall monitors data traffic traveling out of your computer ports. It looks for untrusted processes that try to connect to the Internet and steal your personal information. It works with the Windows firewall, which monitors data traffic coming into your computer. With both the SecureAnywhere and Windows firewall turned on, your data has complete inbound and outbound protection.
You should not turn off either the Windows firewall or the SecureAnywhere firewall. If they are disabled, your system is open to many types of threats whenever you connect to the Internet or to a network. These firewalls can block malware, hacking attempts, and other online threats before they can cause damage to your system or compromise your security.
The SecureAnywhere firewall is preconfigured to filter traffic on your computer. It works in the background without disrupting your normal activities. If the firewall detects any unrecognized traffic, it opens an alert where you can block the traffic or allow it to proceed.
 
http://www.webroot.com/En_US/SecureAnywhere/PC/WSA_PC_Help.htm#C4_Firewall/CH4a_ManagingFirewall.htm
 
Cheers,
 
Daniel ;)
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Hello zigipg, welcome to the Community!
 
That is not entirely correct.  WIndows Defender and Windows Firewall are two seapare utilities.  While you may want to turn off Windows Defender you absolutely should use BOTH Windows Firewall AND WSA's firewall together.
 
Windows Firewall protects against inbound traffic, while WSA protects against unknown outbound traffic.  WSA is designed to be used WITH Windows Firewall.
 
I hope this helps!
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Also to add from what webroot says!
 

Managing the firewall

The SecureAnywhere firewall monitors data traffic traveling out of your computer ports. It looks for untrusted processes that try to connect to the Internet and steal your personal information. It works with the Windows firewall, which monitors data traffic coming into your computer. With both the SecureAnywhere and Windows firewall turned on, your data has complete inbound and outbound protection.
You should not turn off either the Windows firewall or the SecureAnywhere firewall. If they are disabled, your system is open to many types of threats whenever you connect to the Internet or to a network. These firewalls can block malware, hacking attempts, and other online threats before they can cause damage to your system or compromise your security.
The SecureAnywhere firewall is preconfigured to filter traffic on your computer. It works in the background without disrupting your normal activities. If the firewall detects any unrecognized traffic, it opens an alert where you can block the traffic or allow it to proceed.
 
http://www.webroot.com/En_US/SecureAnywhere/PC/WSA_PC_Help.htm#C4_Firewall/CH4a_ManagingFirewall.htm
 
Cheers,
 
Daniel 😉
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@ wrote:
Geek Squad Computer guys donot run 2 firewalls such as webroot's firewall and Windows Defender firewall, is this correct, run only one firewall ???  Thank You
Show them the link I posted above and see what they have say!!! See even some Geek Squad members don't know how WSA works now you know more than them! 😃 Also you can say WSA's Firewall is a smart Firewall!
 
Thanks,
 
Daniel 😉
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Thank You !!!!

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