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Firewall turns off and upon startup and then turns back on


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#1 Guest_beno26_*

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 10:54 AM

Hey guys I need help, during startup Windows Firewall turns off upon system startup and then turns back on a few minutes later, then network connections open up to finish up my bootup process. I have SP3, and this little problem is causing my computer to startup slowly significantly. I have tried scanning for viruses and spyware and have found none, so I really don't know what's causing this to happen.

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 11:04 AM

That's normal, in my experience.

Not just with Windows firewall but any other firewall I've played with...the network connection is the last line of system defense when the system boots.

The firewall won't allow contact with the Internet...until the system is totally setup and out of danger. The firewall activates (along with the other startup items), then the network connection is made.

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 02:27 PM

I noticed this more with McAfee, so if you are using McAfee I would recommend switching to Microsoft Security Essentials.




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