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Activate the Firewall Booster to enhance.....Windows Firewall

​​even though Windows Firewall if OFF ( I am using a third party firewall)​ this setting it is still active (I can switch it ON or OFF) ​

​​If Windows Firewall is disabled , TM should detect this and grey out this option.​​

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Hello Community Champion @claudiubotezatu

Firewall Booster is a Trend Micro Security feature that works together with Windows Firewall. It operates independently. If you turn on Firewall Booster, it won't automatically activate Windows Firewall, and it won't show up in the Windows Security Center. However, there's a link to the Windows Firewall provided in Firewall Booster's configuration settings. Additionally, Firewall Booster is also compatible with third-party firewalls. Here are more info about What is a Firewall Booster?

 

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@tm_leann​ 

 "It operates independently. If you turn on Firewall Booster, it won't automatically activate Windows Firewall"

I understand that!

But is Windows Firewall is OFF how "Firewall Booster is a Trend Micro Security feature that works together with Windows Firewall"   ?

And how is it compatible with third party firewalls as long as the third party firewalls will not accommodate TM firewall booster

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Firewall Booster works with windows firewall or without it. It also works with any third party firewall. If you remember Trend Micro's old RUBotted software which was kind of a Botnet protection software. I think it's now part of the Firewall Booster. So its basically monitors network traffic for evidence of botnets and intrusions attempts.

Some third party firewalls monitors in/outbound connections. They do not care it these connections are part of the "botnets" or so on. 

I'm using third party firewall with Trend Micro and i do have Firewall Booster enabled. I do like to control which programs wants to connect to internet.

Maybe i'm wrong, but i think it works something like this(using 3rd party firewall):

1) 3rd party firewall asks, that xxx.exe wants to connect to internet

2) I click allow

3) TM Firewall Booster alerts, that the IP where xxx.exe wants to connect, it's part of the "botnet".

Correct if i'm wrong, but this is how i understand how it works.

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