"Turn On Firewall" flag on Windows startup

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"Turn On Firewall" flag on Windows startup

Since the last FSP upgrade, I've been getting a flag from FS at each startup saying my Firewall is switched off.  The flag then goes away after a few seconds, and the Firewall appears to be on and functioning correctly.  This has been happening on both my Windows 7 and Windows 10 machines.  Is anyone else seeing this?

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F-Secure

Re: "Turn On Firewall" flag on Windows startup

Yes, we are all seeing it. After Windows reboot there is a false alarm. The firewall works fine, our detection of it is broken. Will be fixed in next beta release.

 

Ville

(F-Secure R&D)

 

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Superuser

Re: "Turn On Firewall" flag on Windows startup

Hello,

 

My experience based  only  on two Windows 10 systems (one of them with latest 1703 Windows Creator Update); I get this Firewall prompt practically each launch my system (or restart).

 

One system I not often to use - but all three/four "launches" comes with this notification.

 

Another system I do not restart too much often and there was just six "notifications" (but this not all times, when I restart / turn off-turn on  current system). And this is most of my "restarts system".

As example - some hours how I restart this system and there was missing notification about "firewall disabled" - but I also able to see that some of Family Rules features disabled OR at least - some of pages just do not blocked (which usually will be blocked). Still - not sure if it related (I time to time - have experience when Family Rules Content blocker do not work... and Security Cloud with 'connected'-status). :)

 

So, my "answer" about "Is anyone else seeing this?" - yes (at least - it valid for my experience too).

 

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So, I just did else one restart. System loaded - notification prompted about "Windows disabled". And his certain URLs (which usually blocked as Family Rules Content Blocker), which not blocked (at visit) before restart - will blocked (at visit) after restart.

 

Sorry for my worst English.


Thanks.

F-Secure

Re: "Turn On Firewall" flag on Windows startup

Yes, we are all seeing it. After Windows reboot there is a false alarm. The firewall works fine, our detection of it is broken. Will be fixed in next beta release.

 

Ville

(F-Secure R&D)

 

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Re: "Turn On Firewall" flag on Windows startup

I have this same issue but on Windows 7 it doesnt change it is shown that firewall is off whole time.

Superuser

Re: "Turn On Firewall" flag on Windows startup

Not being funny, but have you actually checked that the firewall is on?

Scholar

Re: "Turn On Firewall" flag on Windows startup

Es una falsa alarma