Firewall turns off every 10-15 minutes

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Wireman131, Jul 31, 2006.

  1. Wireman131

    Wireman131 Guest

    I am using Windows Media Center edition 2005. Everything seems to be running
    fine, however since I have owned this computer (1 month) it has been
    consistently turing the firewall off automatically every 10-15 minutes. I
    have checked, and rechecked my firewall settings, everything set to on. I
    have run anitvirus, and spyware checks, so I don't think it is that . Am I
    missing something?


    Wireman131, Jul 31, 2006
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  2. I suggest you use the free version of Zone Alarm rather than the Windows
    firewall. The Windows firewall doesn't monitor outgoing packets, only
    incoming. Do the firewall logs show _what_ causes it to turn off?

    Dana Cline - MCE MVP
    Dana Cline - MVP, Jul 31, 2006
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  3. Wireman131

    Wireman131 Guest

    No, there is no visible evidence as to what is turning the firewall off,
    the notification just pops up out of the tray.

    I will look into Zone Alarm. I used to run it on a different computer, but
    had a ton of trouble with system lockups, blue screens, etc.. Maybe they
    have improved the product since then.
    Wireman131, Aug 4, 2006
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