Troubleshoot problems during the Firewall install process
It’s highly recommended for absolutely every PC user and network administrator to take advantage of a firewall, whether it’s the default Windows Firewall or a third-party software. A firewall is essential security software that allows you to block malware and all other security threats online by actively monitoring and letting you control your inbound and outbound Internet activity. However, there are certain issues you may run into during the firewall install and configuration process that are actually quite common. Luckily there are some easy ways to troubleshoot and fix these issues.
Here are a few of the most common scenarios that may be causing issues during the firewall install process:
- Keeping on top of system and software updates
- Problems with third party antivirus and firewall software
- Removing security threats before installation
Keeping on top of system and software updates
One issue that may be causing problems during the firewall install process is not having your system completely up to date. When installing a firewall application, you are installing a program that has been updated to work well with the latest version of operating system. This is why it’s highly recommended to run all Windows system and software updates before installing the firewall. You may also run into problems when configuring the firewall ports and exceptions, before troubleshooting, ensure the firewall software itself is up to date.
Problems with third party antivirus and firewall software
An important tip to keep in mind before going through the firewall install process for third party software is to never use more than one firewall application at any given time. The most common cause of issues during the installation and configuration process is interference from other similar firewall, antivirus, and antimalware software. This is why it’s highly recommended to fully uninstall any firewall software on your system before installing a new product.
Removing security threats before installation
If you haven’t currently been running an antivirus or firewall application before installing a new third party firewall, its highly recommended to ensure you remove any security threats beforehand. Malware and other Internet security threats may be causing issues during the firewall install process and may prevent you from properly configuring the software. Its best to run a comprehensive antivirus and antimalware scan to remove any virus threat before going ahead with the installation process.
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