Bitdefender 2019 and Windows Defender Firewall

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by DavidH, Jul 27, 2018.

  1. DavidH

    DavidH Registered Member

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    Good evening folks,

    I am running Windows 10 Pro Build 1803 along with Bitdefender 2019 Total Security. I have been running Bitdefender Total Security since Agnitum went out of business a while back. Anyway, I was looking through my settings in the Windows Defender Security Center. Under "Firewall and network protection" there are three items; Domain Network, Private Network, and Public Network. All three say, "no actions needed". When I click on one of these, the Domain Network for example, I can see that Bitdefender Firewall is installed as a firewall provider. But just below that is a switch for "Windows Defender Firewall" and it is set in the "On" position. Should this be the case? Just a note, for the AV, Windows Defender is disabled, presumably during the Bitdefender installation. So, I see no problems there. I am just baffled as to whether I should manually set the Windows Defender Firewall switch to off or not. I have used search engines, the Bitdefender support site, and any other site I could find regarding the subject. But, I came up short on an answer to my specific question. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time.

    David
     

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  2. shmu26

    shmu26 Registered Member

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    It's not just with BD. The Windows Security Center is misleading. Check security status in the old-fashioned Control Panel, and I am willing to bet it will tell you that Windows Firewall is off.
     
  3. DavidH

    DavidH Registered Member

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    Wow. You're right. I went through the Control Panel and Windows Firewall is off. Thanks, I appreciate the help.
     
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