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#1 wfrazier

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Posted 17 July 2005 - 09:05 PM

I hope this is the final problem I have to solve.

This was part of a virus/spyware/trojan attack. The Windows Firewall has been shutdown, and I can't change it back to on. At the top of the screen just below the "General" Tab title is a shield, and the words:

"For your security, some settings are controlled by group policy."

Whoever attacked my machine must have loaded a Group Policy that will not allow me to turn the firewall back on. I'm not sure how big a problem this is since I run Zone Alarm (not Professional) as a firewall, but I would like to remove this Group Policy regardless.

Any help/ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Bill (WFrazer)

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#2 wfrazier

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Posted 17 July 2005 - 09:46 PM

I keep forgetting, I need to give some info on my system.

Windows XP Home Edition, Version 2002, SP2.

Thanks again...Bill

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Posted 18 July 2005 - 07:26 PM

I think this will work with XP Home. Type in the Run box gpedit.msc. This will open the group policy mmc. You should be able to make any necessary corrections.

Hope this helps.

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Posted 18 July 2005 - 10:06 PM

Hi, and thanks for the reply. Guess they don't provide gpedit.msc (or exe or dll) on XP Home. Tried to load it as a snap-in and was directed to use the User Account selection from control panel. That doesn't even begin to address groups. Oh well, will keep trying.

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 07:02 AM

hi wfrazier,
i suggest you post an hjt log in that section....it sounds like you still have some
problems.

1. can you use your spyware programs without any problems

2 can you go to sites with the name of spyware programs in the title link

3. can you turn system restore on or off

if you have problems with any of the following run hjt and post in that section

rgrds bobby




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