Firewall will not stay on

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by P.Bev, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. P.Bev

    P.Bev Guest

    I have a Acer notebook. It had Norton security already installed. I removed
    this recently and put a AVG anti virus on. This seems to be fine. What I am
    finding is that when I turn on the computer the Firewall is off. I then reset
    it to on but again it is off on start up.
    This did not happen when Norton was installed.
     
    P.Bev, Feb 27, 2008
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    Bob Guest

    Bob, Feb 27, 2008
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  3. P.Bev

    P.Bev Guest

    I removed it using windows but noticed a update item that could not be
    uninstalled.
    I then used the Norton remover tool to remove every thing. this seems to
    have have worked but the firewall still stays off on start up.
     
    P.Bev, Feb 27, 2008
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  4. P.Bev

    Bob Guest

    Programs>Administrative Tools>Services. Click the Extended tab. Scroll down
    to Windows Firewall (assuming that is your firewall). Right
    click>Properties>select Automatic. On the Standard tab>Right click Windows
    Firewall>select Start.
     
    Bob, Feb 28, 2008
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  5. P.Bev

    P.Bev Guest

     
    P.Bev, Feb 28, 2008
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  6. P.Bev

    Bob Guest

    Do a thorough check for malware, following all of the steps at one of these
    Web pages.
    Help with malware:
    All MS-MVP Sites.
    http://aumha.org/a/parasite.htm
    http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.htm
    http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Removing_Malware
    http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
    http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/darnit.html
    http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm

    Unexplained computer behavior may be caused by deceptive software.
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827315

    So How Did I Get Infected Anyway?
    For quite a few people it's by installing programs like Messenger Plus,
    whose ads for malware don't identify the malware as such and try to convince
    you that you owe it to the author. See also:
    http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=27971
    Don't ever do a "default" install of anything. Always choose Custom and see
    what else is being carried along. Don't install any extras you're not sure
    of.
     
    Bob, Feb 28, 2008
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  7. P.Bev

    Victek Guest

    What does Firewall section in the Security Center say?
     
    Victek, Feb 28, 2008
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    P.Bev Guest

     
    P.Bev, Feb 28, 2008
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