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#1 Machinery

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 07:08 AM

Hello.
For some reason, I cannot enable windows firewall. When I click on "Windows Firewall" in Control Panel, an error pops up.
It says, "Due to an unidentified problem, Windows cannot display Windows Firewall settings.".
What is the "unidentified problem"?
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Posted 02 November 2010 - 08:01 AM

Hi Machinery, and welcome to BleepingComputer.

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 07:03 AM

Hello dc3.
For some reason, when I put this command into the "Run" box: CMD /K NETSH FIREWALL RESET, the CMD pops out, and says, "The requested transport is not available".

Edited by Machinery, 03 November 2010 - 07:05 AM.

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 02:15 PM

Can you get to security based websites?

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 06:01 PM

I suspect, your computer may be infected.
Create new topic in "Am I Infected?" forum.

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 06:05 PM

Infection is a good possibility.

One other question. Are you by chance running a third party firewall or perhaps a security suite that contains a firewall?

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 04:42 AM

Hi all.
My security softwares are Norton Internet Security and Malwarebytes. Norton has a firewall, but Malwarebytes doesn't. I can go to security-based websites. I full-scanned my computer with Norton and Malwarebytes, but they did not find any viruses. I disabled Norton Firewall, reboot, and still no luck. Should I reinstall Windows?
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Posted 04 November 2010 - 06:33 AM

Try disabling the Norton firewall and then activate the Windows firewall.

Running Norton with the Windows firewall can produce conflicts between the two.

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 06:45 AM

Tried disabling Norton Firewall, but still cannot open Windows Firewall.
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Posted 04 November 2010 - 10:14 AM

Norton will automatically disable Windows firewall, since there is no reason to run TWO firewalls. Not even recommended.

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 11:21 AM

What Broni said. :thumbsup:

Norton is very proprietary. Does`t play very well at all with any other security software from other companies.

Edited by ThunderZ, 04 November 2010 - 11:22 AM.


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Posted 05 November 2010 - 02:53 AM

Ok, so Norton blocked Windows Firewall?
I decided to reinstall Windows on 2011 because I suspect there are "buried" viruses out there, working silently :ph34r: .
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Posted 05 November 2010 - 08:18 AM

One firewall is really all you need. What you might want to consider is adding Malwarebytes and SUPERAntiSpyware to your arsenal. If you update these and run scans on a regular basis along with your anti virus and firewall you should be in good shape.

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 04:37 AM

Ok, I'll try SuperAntiSpyware.
I saw good reviews from Cnet.com that Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware really works.
I'll try Malwarebytes + SuperAntiSpyware + Norton.

Edit:
I finally opened Windows Firewall Settings!
Here's what I did:
I downloaded Windows XP Service Pack 3 and install it on my computer. Rebooted.
And that's the simple way of enabling Windows Firewall for me.

Edited by Machinery, 07 November 2010 - 02:56 AM.

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