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Window Firewall Turns Itself Off


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#1 freespeechforme

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 01:35 AM

I have xp home edition with downloaded sp2
I thought I might have a trojan so I've been running anti-spyway programs. It doesn't seem like I do
every program I run, only finds cookies & medium threats which I have removed.
Anyway while I was checking my 'puter, I went to win firewall & seen if was off.
I didn't remember turning it off, so I turned it back on, but figured I'd watch it.
So I notice everytime I reboot or turn my computer back on, the button is back on off.
Any idea what could be causing this?
Thanks

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Edited by Animal, 18 October 2006 - 01:55 AM.


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Posted 18 October 2006 - 05:36 AM

Do you have a third party firewall installed such as Zonealarm, Comodo or ?

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 05:11 PM

Oh my God, I read your post, and I want to Zone Alarm>firewall>advanced & the box was checked for disable
windows firewall.

I think this is probably fix the problem..I would reboot now to check but I'm in the middle of download.

If everything is a ok, I will reply here so you can close this thread..

thanks
Laura :thumbsup:

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 05:21 PM

You will cause problems if you allow 2 firewalls to run at the same time. Zone Alarm is the much better firewall and it shuts down Windows firewall when you install ZA. In other words, your settings were correct before posting.
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Posted 19 October 2006 - 03:17 PM

Ok, Thanks I reset ZA to where it was.

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