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Topic # 228589 13-Jan-2018 12:23
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I've had Windows 10 Firewall disabled for ages. The last couple of days it just won't stay off - every time I reboot it's on. I guess an update to something caused this. The problem it causes is Kodi can't access the mysql instance on the PC - though I could add a rule to allow that.

 

I use Avira free antivirus. I thought it was that, but I rebooted today and the firewall was on, but it was marked as off inside Avira.

 

How do you tell the Windows Firewall to really stay turned off?





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  Reply # 1938072 13-Jan-2018 12:48
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Are you running as an Admin user? Have you tried doing these changes as an Admin user?

 

Creating a rule is the best way, keeping the rest safe.







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  Reply # 1938119 13-Jan-2018 14:14
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Yes, always as admin. I did create a rule for the MySQL and SMB ports so if it does it again Kodi might keep working.





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  Reply # 1938196 13-Jan-2018 17:14
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Stopping the service will make sure it doesn't come back on.




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  Reply # 1938205 13-Jan-2018 17:36
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Yep that should do it. I wonder if a recent update turned it back on, I probably turned it off before.





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