FIREWALL WONT TURN ON!!!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Oakf., Oct 23, 2007.

  1. Oakf.

    Oakf. Guest

    guys i need help .. my firewall just turned off by its self then and i try to
    turn it back on it wouldnt let me ..

    said something about windows security cannot turn on firewall
     
    Oakf., Oct 23, 2007
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  2. Oakf.

    Mr. Arnold Guest

    You can use Google and find out how to reset the FW on Vista. You might find
    the article for XP, which is the same to reset the FW between the two
    O/S(s). See if that works for the reset of the FW.

    It could be that you have malware running on the computer that has knocked
    out or is knocking out the FW too.
     
    Mr. Arnold, Oct 23, 2007
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  3. Oakf.

    Oakf. Guest

    whats a malware?

     
    Oakf., Oct 24, 2007
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  4. Oakf.

    Oakf. Guest

    whats a malware?

     
    Oakf., Oct 24, 2007
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  5. Oakf.

    Engel Guest

    Malware: This term is used to refer to all programs that contain malicious
    code (MALicious softWARE), contain malicious code, whether it is a virus,
    Trojan or worm.
     
    Engel, Oct 24, 2007
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  6. Oakf.

    Oakf. Guest

    i was also reading and it said windows firewall is not using the recommended
    settings to protect your computer.. so do i update? problem is when i click
    update is says windows firewall was unable to make the requested updates..
    guys plz help
     
    Oakf., Oct 24, 2007
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  7. Oakf.

    Mr. Arnold Guest

    Like I said, Netsh is the same command for XP or Vista. Did you do it? You
    have to fix the FW before you do anything else.


    http://www.winxptutor.com/sp2/resetfw.htm
     
    Mr. Arnold, Oct 24, 2007
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  8. I'm afraid "said something about..." is not at all helpful. What was
    the exact error message? What changes to your system, if any, did you
    make immediately prior to the onset of the problem?


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    Bruce Chambers, Oct 25, 2007
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  9. Oakf.

    TahquitzRock Guest

    I have the same issue on Windows Vista Ultimate 32 bit. It says window
    firewall is disabled. Windows Security Center tells me that Window
    Firewall is 'off'
    When I go to control panel and select the 'Firewall' icon. I get th
    following message in the Windows Firewall pane

    " Windows Firewall is not using the recommended settings to protect you
    computer. _What_are_the_recommended_settings_?

    And to the right of this statement is a selectable text that reads
    "_Update_Settings_Now_

    When I select "_Update_Settings_Now_" I get the followingpop-up messag
    window which reads: "Windows Firewall was unable to make the requeste
    updates.

    I attempted the cmd 'netsh reset firewall" with no change

    Ideas
     
    TahquitzRock, May 19, 2010
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    Bob Guest

    Got Norton or McAfee?
     
    Bob, May 19, 2010
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