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Firewall vs security updates


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#1 markg2

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 06:14 PM

I turned off the fire wall--absolutely no question about that fact. Windows installed updates last night and rebooted. Today the firewall is on. I'm assuming that I'm not the first to run into this problem?

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 06:22 PM

It's not a problem.

It's designed to protect your system.

Do you have a different firewall installed and active?

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 06:31 PM

I know the value of a firewall but I need to keep any firewall down for a week or two while installing software that must talk to this computer absent a block when I'm not present. The computers have up to date and active malware and virus scanning. This is a temporary condition.

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 06:41 PM

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/283673

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 06:41 PM

What applications are you installing, that require a firewall be completely down?

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 06:07 PM

Register terminals--as I mentioned, this is a very short termed condition. I decided to turn off updates for the week or so involved.

Thanks,

Mark




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