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Cannot enable Windows Firewall or Automatic Updates


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#1 spedlady52

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 09:42 PM

I cannot enable either the Windows Firewall or the Automatic Updates. Each time I try, I get this error message, "For your security, some settings are controlled by Group Policy". I followed the instructions in the tutorial about how to configure the firewall and there is no checkbox by "Protect my computer from...." when I click on the Advanced tab. I'm totally locked out. All I get is the "Group Policy" error message. I have Malwarebytes and Spybot installed and update and run each of them weekly. I also have McAfee Security Center installed through Comcast (my service provider). I think that I have tracked it down to somewhere in the registry but that's as far as I've been able to get. The IT at work says running ComboFix should help clear things up. Is he right? If so, how do I download ComboFix? Do I need to uninstall McAfee if I do?
Any suggestions?
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#2 noknojon

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 10:19 PM

The IT at work says running ComboFix should help clear things up. Is he right?

Hi spedlady52 -
In my opinion "Not unless supervised by an expert" - Combofix is not like Malwarebytes or SUPERAntiSpyware , where you just install , update and off you go -
It is a special Tool that is used only in special cases once an expert knows your history and exact problem -
It also needs to be fully uninstalled after use -

Thank You -

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 08:30 AM

From that error message id say your network administrator has changed policies, doesnt look like a standard virus error message




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