Windows 10: Turning Windows Firewall off changes Network discovery File sharing on

Discus and support Turning Windows Firewall off changes Network discovery File sharing on in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; I've recently upgraded to windows 10. I use Bitdefender 2015, and have installed the latest compatible version for windows 10, after uninstalling... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by invertedzero, Aug 7, 2015.

  1. Turning Windows Firewall off changes Network discovery File sharing on


    I've recently upgraded to windows 10. I use Bitdefender 2015, and have installed the latest compatible version for windows 10, after uninstalling previous using their uninstall tool, and also doing a repair.

    In the Security and Maintenance panel it states Windows Firewall is off and Bitdefender Firewall is on.

    In the Windows Firewall panel however, it states that for Private Networks and Guest and Public networks, Windows Firewall is turned on. (I'm using Public)

    When I try to disable Windows Firewall, it turns on Network Discovery and File Sharing however, which I do not want.
    When I turn Network Discovery and File Sharing back off again, it turns Windows Firewall back on, BUT only in the Security and Maintenance panel.

    For me, this is very confusing and I don't know whether Windows Firewall is actually on or not, and why I can't change discovery and sharing settings without changing firewall / vice versa. If one's needed for the other I thought it would be disabled, not change the other automatically

    Would be grateful for any help or knowledge about this. Thanks


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    invertedzero, Aug 7, 2015
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  2. Windows Firewall automatic changes Network and File ShearingSettings

    I have third party Anti Virus E scan and Firewall. So I disable Windows Firewall. But whenever I disable Windows Firewall, Network discovery and sharing settings are automatically on. same as when I Enable Windows Firewall, Network discovery and sharing
    settings are automatically set off. This is a very bizarre situation. I want to set Network discovery and file sharing settings in OFF and to continue with ESCAN Firewall. Please suggest me what should i do.
     
    pintuchhetry, Aug 7, 2015
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  3. AnonAAA Win User
    Windows firewall settings clash with windows sharing setting - cannot switch both off

    There doesn't seem to be a discussion/solution that explains this problem yet in the forum. I found out that the windows firewall on/off setting clashes with the advanced sharing settings (under network and sharing center). There doesn't seem to be a discussion/solution
    that explains this problem and how to fix it yet on this forum.

    There is a problem with turning the windows firewall off and turning sharing off at the same time. I am running another firewall program and do not need windows firewall to be running at the same time.

    - Switching the firewall off will automatically switch network discovery and file/printer sharing on.

    - Switching network discovery/file sharing off will automatically turn the windows firewall on.

    Manually disabling the windows firewall service as described in this
    threa
    d breaks directory permissions for non-admin users which causes applications to fail to run. It also causes some installations/updates to fail to run.

    Its not an caused by corrupt files or virus/malware. I've clean installed Win10 several times to work on the issue.

    So how do I fix the problem?
     
    AnonAAA, Aug 7, 2015
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  4. Turning Windows Firewall off changes Network discovery File sharing on

    Delete all protocols, keep only IPv4/6, it should prevent Network Discovery and File Sharing.

    Additionally you can disable network sharing services, run CMD as admin, enter all and restart:

    sc config ALG start= disabled
    sc config LanmanServer start= disabled
    sc config LanmanWorkstation start= disabled
    sc config SSDPSRV start= disabled
    sc config WebClient start= disabled
     
    TairikuOkami, Aug 7, 2015
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  5. hawkman Win User
    IF you turn of network discovery you WILL NOT be able to connect automatically to any other PC/printer/smartPhone!!!

    Goodbye local network

    After thinking about this a bit more im wondering if BitDef is only enabled on your Public network, as i have not seen the options available within Bitdef set-up mode, this might by another option to look at.

    Roy
     
    hawkman, Aug 7, 2015
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  6. Thanks TairikuOkamiandhawkman

    I am looking through these services now. I'm still a bit unsure why I have to manually do this when with Windows 7 I didn't appear to have the same issue. I also may want to re-enable these services at a later point for sharing. How would I tell if Bitdefender is only enabled on the Public network?

    Sorry I'm a bit of a newbie to all this. Does Windows Firewall directly manage sharing and network discovery services? are they linked together, do the sharing services use windows firewall to now block this? How do i get Bitdefender to control this?
     
    invertedzero, Apr 5, 2018
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