Live one care vs. windows firewall

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by ChasX, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. ChasX

    ChasX Guest

    I recently installed live one care on a vista ultimate unit. The system
    security check window says that my firewall is off. The one care security
    window says that all is O.K. and that the firewall is on. I check the
    windows firewall window and it is indicated as off and I am permitted to turn
    it on. Are there two separate firewalls and does live one care turn off the
    windows firewall and turn on its own firewall.
    Thanks in advance .
    ChasX, Mar 12, 2007
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    rll Guest

    Windows and One Care BOTH have firewalls and One Care turns off the Windows
    firewall which is why you are seeing that message. If you turn them both on,
    you will be gently told that having two one is not a good idea but you can
    do it if you want. I just let One Care take care of it.
    rll, Mar 12, 2007
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    Bill Condie Guest

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    Stephen Guest

    I am experiencing the same thing. Windows firewall says it is off after I
    have turned it on just minutes before. And when I go to the Windows security
    centre it tells me everthing is on and is secure!? But the real head
    scratcher is when I go to the task bar where the Live One icon is (it shows a
    green indicator and tells me that status is good ) when I click on it it
    tells me that Live Care has stopped working!!??
    Any suggestions or comments on these strange things would be appreciated.
    Stephen, Aug 25, 2007
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    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    You will probably get quicker answers by posting to one of the OneCare groups.
    Cal Bear '66, Aug 25, 2007
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    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    Also, it is normal for OneCare to disable the Vista firewall. It substitutes
    it's own firewall.
    Cal Bear '66, Aug 25, 2007
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    StephenB Guest

    StephenB, Aug 26, 2007
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    StephenB Guest

    The first issue and the one Chas posted is easily answered.

    Windows Live OneCare disables the Windows firewall and Windows Defender, by the
    way, as it presents an interface to manage the firewall from within OneCare. If
    you turn on the Windows Firewall, OneCare will turn it back off.
    I mentioned Defender, too, as the behavior is similar. OneCare will turn it off
    if you turn it back on. The antispyware capabilities are included in the
    definitions and engine within OneCare.

    The second issue is a problem. If your status is green, then all is well with
    the services. When it reports that it has stopped working when you try to open
    the interface, it is a problem with a different part of the program. It may be
    indicative of a conflict, a resource problem, corruption in the OneCare
    database, or any number of other things. Your best bet for this second problem
    is to contact OneCare support - see this post:

    StephenB, Aug 26, 2007
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    JRdummiekof Guest

    I have had the samee problem using, Windows Vista Home Premium 32bitand, I
    have yet to observe the reason why a fire wall should be turned off or To
    Turn a Firewall setting off.

    I had my hard drive formatted because I didd not understand this business
    with UAC and that in itself caused many problems. Being a novice although
    I've used computers for eons, things are getting very technical,. Guess I
    need to go back to school.

    Another problem I have had which caused me to have my HD Formatted is that,
    there were 3 instances of Live OneCare installed on the computer without my
    understanding my system is set up for a "work group / or home office. Didn't
    realize until too late why and . I'm still trying to understand UAC because I
    woul prefer to work as a User for specfics and as an Administrator for
    serious computing. And have a guess account for family that may come over and
    want to use the system.

    Just some additional input. I'll keep reading the post's.
    JRdummiekof, Sep 29, 2008
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