do i need firewall if i have kaspersky anti-virus?

This is a discussion on do i need firewall if i have kaspersky anti-virus? within the General Chat board part of the General category; so it says firewall is enabled and everything in my kaspersky internet suite (anti-virus) and yet i ran a security ...

Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    killerwave7's Avatar
    killerwave7 is offline Premium Member

    Array
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    California
    Posts
    705
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    9
    Reputation
    392

    do i need firewall if i have kaspersky anti-virus?

    so it says firewall is enabled and everything in my kaspersky internet suite (anti-virus) and yet i ran a security scan and it said my own personal firewall was disabled which is probably the windows firewall. i was wondering if that is even a big deal since i have kaspersky and whether or not the windows firewall is even useful once you have another anti-virus' firewall in place or should i enable both?

    any feedback appreciated,

    thanks


  2. #2
    Tracky's Avatar
    Tracky is offline Administrator

    Array
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    9,795
    Mentioned
    130 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    40
    Reputation
    5546
    Having more than one Firewall can be used " against " you since one firewall could own the other one
    But hey, I'm using 2 different Firewall's myself, each one used for something else

  3. #3
    Marik's Avatar
    Marik is offline Advanced Hacker
    Array
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Romania
    Posts
    412
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    8
    Reputation
    143
    if you have KIS, then you can safely turn off your windows firewall since it will get in conflict with KIS's firewall.

Similar Threads

  1. avg [anti-virus]
    By 35yeros in forum Operating Systems
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-04-2008, 06:03 PM
  2. anti virus
    By joey_fag in forum Operating Systems
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 01-03-2008, 06:24 AM
  3. Replies: 13
    Last Post: 04-12-2007, 08:13 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •