As it stands, I cannot turn on my firewall...whether it is the Windows one or Norton. Neither will engage.
To go along with this problem, mine is the only computer in our home (newest computer at that) whose speed on the Internet has dropped dramatically. Whereas my computer and every other device in the house connected to the Internet enjoys upward of 50Mbps downstream and 11Mbps upstream, my computer suddenly slowed to a crawl a few weeks back.
My ISP is Comcast. I have talked to their tech support and even had a technician out to my home to check our connection and swap out our router, all to no avail. I have connected both wireless and hard connection, with no appreciable difference.
I can't shake the feeling that my firewall not engaging and my slow Internet speed are somehow the result of an infection on my computer that I have been unable to detect or remove.
I have gone through all of the basics...clearing cache and temporary files, removing any browser add-ons and extensions, running chkdsk, virus scans, Malwarebytes Anti-malware scans, Spybot Search and Destroy...but nothing has worked to allow me to restore the functionality of my Windows firewall, or the Norton firewall.
I am running Windows 7.
Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Edited by oldlordskull, 15 July 2014 - 09:07 PM.