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My Windows Firewall Refuses To Start Up


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#1 Angry-J

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 12:43 AM

My firewall is unactivated and I have taken every step I was recommended but it doesn't make sense. I used Services method, and set the firewall to automatic, but I still got nothing. It keeps saying that "Access is denied."

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 02:22 AM

We are talking about Windows Firewall, right? Are you using an Administrator account?

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 10:58 AM

I only have one account, mine only. And as I said, my Windows Firewall refuses to work. Maybe I should get Zonealarm?

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 11:19 AM

Posting - Access Denied starting Windows
http://www.technologyquestions.com/technol...s-firewall.html

Edited by tork, 21 March 2008 - 11:39 AM.


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Posted 21 March 2008 - 11:59 AM

Didn't work for some odd reason. I copied and pasted the information on Run, restarted, but I still can't get Windows Firewall to start again...

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 05:36 PM

Well if you want to just leave the Windows Firewall and start using an actual firewall, that is a good choice to make. Windows Firewall only blocks incoming connections but doesn't monitor outgoing connections, allowing malware to send off information to their hosts. A good firewall that I recommend is COMODO Firewall Pro which can be found here.

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Edited by david28, 21 March 2008 - 05:36 PM.


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Posted 21 March 2008 - 09:41 PM

Well, I decided to use Zonealarm. I don't think it's the trouble to get one firewall working if it refuses to cooperate.

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 09:58 PM

Glad you sorted it out Angry-J

Your also more secure using ZoneAlarm (or Comodo- the two are excellent firewalls) as they have inbound and outbound protection, and are very easy to use.

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 10:01 PM

Yes Teenage.Zombie is correct.

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 08:06 AM

Well, I decided to use Zonealarm.


Angry-J Good luck with the new zone alarm firewall

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 05:57 PM

Zone Alarm should work great! Be sure to only have one firewall running if for some reason you installed two and if you got the Windows Firewall back on.

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 07:05 PM

To my knowledge ZA doesn't let you turn on windows firewall anyway.
Like you can turn windows firewall on but ZA turns it off.

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 07:43 PM

To my knowledge ZA doesn't let you turn on windows firewall anyway.
Like you can turn windows firewall on but ZA turns it off.


I agree with all on only running one firewall. You should not run Windows Firewall with the zone alarm firewall but you can - there is a setting in the zone alarm firewall if enabled will automatically turn the windows firewall off but if you don't enable it you can run with two firewalls.( Believe it or not some people do and mistakenly believe they get double protection - they learn eventually when the conflicts start. I should add there is a new release of zone alarm firewall and what I've just said applies to prior versions - haven't seen the new version yet.

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 11:55 PM

To my knowledge ZA doesn't let you turn on windows firewall anyway.
Like you can turn windows firewall on but ZA turns it off.


I agree with all on only running one firewall. You should not run Windows Firewall with the zone alarm firewall but you can - there is a setting in the zone alarm firewall if enabled will automatically turn the windows firewall off but if you don't enable it you can run with two firewalls.( Believe it or not some people do and mistakenly believe they get double protection - they learn eventually when the conflicts start. I should add there is a new release of zone alarm firewall and what I've just said applies to prior versions - haven't seen the new version yet.

Yes that is correct

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Posted 23 March 2008 - 12:32 AM

Meh, no problem. Since my Windows firewall refuses to work, I'm sticking with Zonealarm.




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