Do I need windows firewall when I have avg installed?

by on September 12, 2012

Q: Do I need windows firewall when I have avg installed?


One Response to “Do I need windows firewall when I have avg installed?”
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    We recently released an article on what you need to do to keep your computer and data safe when running Windows 7. The concepts apply to all computers but the directions for getting the pieces of software up and running are specific to Windows 7. In the article we discuss the need for an antivirus solution and a firewall solution.

    To answer your question specifically we would need to know what AVG product you are using. Currently are a couple of products like the AVG AntiVirus free 2013 product that is just the antivirus and then an AVG Internet Security 2013 that includes a firewall. If you are using the Internet Security product then you would not need the Microsoft Firewall but if you are not then you would.

    Your computer should not let you have two firewalls running at once anyway.