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WHS with Avast! 5 or Windows Firewall


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Hi,

 

Just wondering if anyone here has any suggestions on the following Firewall Question.

 

My Config:

EX475 (Have not upgraded to PowerPack 3--and don't plan to unless necessary)

Not running Anti-Virus on server

Just installed a new client running Win7 Home Premium

 

 

Questions:

1. After installing Avast! 5, I disabled the Windows Firewall. However my WHS icon turns red and alerts me that there is no firewall...Is there a way to get it to recognize Avast other than just clicking "ignore this issue"

2. I'm finding conflicting info on the net about whether or not one should run Avast! 5 and Win7 Firewall together, so I'm not sure which is valid. Anyone here run this configuration with or without problems? Some links:

http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7security/thread/f918e678-a02b-43fa-bd71-5ac9fe03f039

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=55436.0

 

Basically the Avast guys say "no problem" and Microsoft says "get rid of the competing product".

 

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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OK, that makes sense then. The free version doesn't have a firewall. Leave the Windows 7 firewall turned on. You have to pay to get avast! Internet Security, but that one should register properly with Windows 7 and not generate WHS warnings.

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I have used Avast for years, but v5 is giving me problems with sending e-mails. I had to disable scanning of outgoing messages so my e-mail would send. When my subscriptions run out may be going to MSSE on everything?

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I agree, I have migrated my Clients from McAfee to MSSE and now just whish that Microsoft would release a version for WHS.

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OK, that makes sense then. The free version doesn't have a firewall. Leave the Windows 7 firewall turned on. You have to pay to get avast! Internet Security, but that one should register properly with Windows 7 and not generate WHS warnings.

 

Thank you very much!

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I'm up in the air about anti-virus on the server, but I would absolutely love a Security Essentials addin that would give me centralized status/reporting for all my home server clients...

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