Firewall Antivirus Issue
The functioning of anÂ antivirus softwareÂ program and aÂ FirewallÂ are different from each other. An antivirus
Different problems related to firewall and antivirus
program scans e-mails, websites and files to check out for the harmful applications while a Firewall monitors the outgoing and incoming network connections in your PC. A Firewall can even refuse connection to your computer, depending upon specific web addresses or ports. So, a Firewall does not interfere with the functioning of an antivirus program unless network traffic is sent through the antivirus.
Let us discuss the situations when the Firewall antivirus issue arises and also look out for ways to solve this.
- Blocked route
- How to solve such a situation
- Ports blocked by router
- How to check the Firewall status of your PC
The only situation when Firewall interferes with the functioning of antivirus software is when the antivirus tries to download an update via a route which is blocked by Firewall. In such a situation, you will need to open yourÂ Firewall programÂ and change its settings so that it can allow the right web address or port.
How to solve such a situation
If you doubt that you are not able to download an update because it has been blocked by Firewall, then you can turn it off for the moment and check if that solves the problem or not. Now, if you are able to download the update, then turn on the Firewall again and change its settings to allow the particular port or program. Every Firewall program has such an option, in order to facilitate the computer users.
Ports blocked by router
If you are experiencing such Firewall antivirus issue and you are not able to fix it even by changing the settings, then you should not forget that blocked ports can also be the result of a router. Most of the routers come with most of the ports blocked as default. You will have to go its settings and change it so that it can allow the particular port to access your PC.
How to check the Firewall status of your PC
There are several websites over the Internet which allow you to check your PC’s Firewall status. You have to visit the site from the computer in question and enter the port number that you doubt to be open or shut. These websites will tell you whether it is open or shut. You will be able to tell the place where the issue is by checking out your router and Firewall.
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