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#1 shropwhite

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Posted 22 March 2007 - 05:55 AM

hi the problem i have is ive tried to open my windows firewall and a box appears and says DUE TO AN UNIDENTIFIED PROBLEM,WINDOWS CANNOT DISPLAY WINDOWS FIREWALL SETTINGS.in the past i have got rid of unwanted programs so i am not sure if that has caused the problem.please help

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Posted 22 March 2007 - 06:41 AM

http://windowsxp.mvps.org/sharedaccess.htm

Case 1: This happens due to missing or corrupt SharedAccess registry key, which represents the Windows Firewall Service. This usually occurs if the system is infested with Virus or other Malware, or in the aftermath of Virus removal. In conjunction with the solution provided in the article, it's advisable to run a thorough cleanup of the system.

Case 2: You have Windows Live OneCare installed. Windows Live OneCare has its own Firewall which monitors both Inbound and outbound connections. Because two firewalls should not be turned on at the same time, Windows Live OneCare turns off Windows Firewall if the latter is running. [More info]

Therefore, Windows Live OneCare users can safely ignore the error message concerning the Windows Firewall.

If you don't have Windows live One Care follow the directions below.

Install Super Antispyware. Run it in safe mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.
http://www.superantispyware.com/

Run the online scan for Bit Defender in normal mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.
http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html

Post a Hijack This log in the appropriate forum by following the directions in the link below.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/
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Posted 22 March 2007 - 07:08 AM

cheers i will give it a go and let you know how i got on :thumbsup:

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Posted 22 March 2007 - 07:42 AM

cheers buddy thats fixed it sound :flowers: :thumbsup: :trumpet:

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 10:02 PM

The Windows XP firewall protects against port scanning but has limitations and it is no replacement for a robust 3rd-party two-way personal firewall.
  • The XP firewall is not a full featured firewall. Normal firewalls allow you to specifically control each TCP and UDP port but XPís firewall does not provide you with this capability. Instead, it takes a point and click approach to enabling or disabling a few common ports.
  • The XP firewall does a good job of monitoring, examining and blocking inbound traffic but makes no attempt to filter or block outbound traffic like most 3rd-party personal firewalls. Thus, the XP firewall does not identify which programs attempt to initiate outbound network or Internet communications nor does it block the traffic when suspicious activity occurs.
This feature can be helpful in preventing many types of malware attacks that may attempt to open ports or communicate with outside servers without the user's knowledge or consent. It also means that if your system has been compromised, a hacker could use your machine as part of a distributed denial of service attack.
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