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#1 conner

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Posted 15 January 2005 - 01:33 PM

I have SP2, and it is working well. To get rid of massive Spyware problems , i tried Microsoft Anti-Spyware Beta , and it is fantastic. Computer is faster, and pop up junk is gone. HOWEVER--I do not have a Firewall now , and i can't activate it the usual ways .WinXP Firewall tells me it can't get into the ICS service, and the SP2 firewall tells me to activate Win XP firewall--any suggestions out there?

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Posted 15 January 2005 - 02:34 PM

Go to START-RUN-services.msc

Scroll down to Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS). Double click and set it to startup Automatically.
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Posted 15 January 2005 - 03:51 PM

Thank you!
Tried this. It was set to automatic , but was off. Got the following error "Error 10047 An address incompatible with the protocol that was used"

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Posted 15 January 2005 - 11:27 PM

I would seriously investigate using a firewall OTHER than MS's, which does nothing about outbound packets. There are much superior, and free, firewalls available for the downloading. Checked under Firewalls here:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic3616.html

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