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Switching from KAV to KIS, do I need to Disable Windows Firewall In Services.msc, or leave in running? [Closed]

  • 18 October 2019
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Win 10 Home

Kav + Windows firewall

v1903 / 18362 / 418

 

I have been using Kav for a few years now and my license will expire soon, I am thinking of switching

to KIS.  If I go to KIS, do I need to Disable Windows Firewall In Services.msc, or leave in running?

 

Thanks

 

 

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Best answer by Berny 18 October 2019, 16:43

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Hello @HuskyMan,

Welcome!

WFW - leave it as it is. 

 

Regarding changing to KIS:

  1. Prepare the system prior to changing software.
  2. Uninstall KAV, keep “License Key” only. 
  3. Reboot - Full Shutdown (not Restart).
  4. Login, download KIS, install
  5. Reboot - Full Shutdown (not Restart).
  6. Start KIS
  7. Sync KIS with MyKaspersky account.
  8. Run manual Databse Update - allow it to complete
  9. Run manual Full Scan - allow it to complete. 
  10. Configure KIS according to your requirements.

Thank you.

KIS2020 Library

How to switch to a different Kaspersky Lab product

Thanks @FLOOD, I’m just wondering if running 2 Firewalls together on the same laptop is a good idea?

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Hello @HuskyMan,

You’re welcome!

With your currently setup, 1903/KAV, is WFW active?

 

Yes, windows firewall is active.

Userlevel 7
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Hello  @HuskyMan,

Ok, & has there been any KAV/WFW issues? 

KIS & WFW work “together”,  WFW defers to KIS.

Leave WFW “on” in Windows settings. 

Or, if you wish, turn it off. 

If WFW is on there will not be a problem, if there is, turn it off….

If for some reason KIS is “unavailable”, Windows will notify & recommend activating KIS or WFW…  

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Also , and in addition to above suggestions from FLOOD.

Kaspersky is on install disabling some WD  components,
here are the recommended setups in the Services :

KAV/KFA

  • Windows Antivirus Service : Disabled
  • Windows Defender Antivirus Network : Disabled
  • Windows Defender Firewall : ! Enabled !

KIS/KTS

  • Windows Antivirus Service : Disabled
  • Windows Defender Antivirus Network : Disabled
  • Windows Defender Firewall : Disabled

To tweak Windows Defender please proceed with MSCONFIG or SERVICES.MSC

Also, please read this Blog article

Userlevel 7
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Hello @HuskyMan,

Something wrong with the portal, I hadn’t finished my previous post & now I can’t edit it.:thinking:  (in my experience with Kaspersky software = ++++years) there’s been an occasional detection by Windows that’s been “missed” by Kaspersky software. 

WFW will not present any issues if the objective is to switch from KAV to KIS. 

Thank you. 

Thanks @Berny  I’m only interested in Windows Defender Firewall settings with KIS installed.

@Berny , you suggest to disable Windows Firewall, yet @FLOOD suggests to leave it on.

I’m confused.

 

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@HuskyMan This choice is up to you , but on this Kaspersky Forum we have always suggested to avoid multiple protection layers

Thanks @Berny I will disable Windows Firewall in Services.msc if. I decide to install KIS.

 

Thanks for your help, cheers!