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How to disable Firewall

  1. #1


    CharlieC Guest

    How to disable Firewall

    I am using CA Firewall. Firewall is reporting that both CA and Windows
    Firewalls are running.

    I can turn off Windows Firewall, but it is turned back on every time I
    reboot. I want to "permanently" turn off Vista Firewall. How can I do this?

    Thanks,
    CharlieC

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  2. #2


    MasenF Guest

    Re: How to disable Firewall

    Have you tried disabling the Windows Firewall service?

    1.) Right click My Computer, select Manage
    2.) Click on services and applications, click on services
    3.) Scroll to Windows Firewall and Double-click it
    4.) Change the start up type to Disabled

    -Masen

    "CharlieC" <CharlieC@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:2C6B612D-B8DA-41DE-AFD2-DC78C94DEA29@xxxxxx

    >I am using CA Firewall. Firewall is reporting that both CA and Windows
    > Firewalls are running.
    >
    > I can turn off Windows Firewall, but it is turned back on every time I
    > reboot. I want to "permanently" turn off Vista Firewall. How can I do
    > this?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > CharlieC

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    CharlieC Guest

    Re: How to disable Firewall

    That did it...

    Thanks much!!

    "MasenF" wrote:

    > Have you tried disabling the Windows Firewall service?
    >
    > 1.) Right click My Computer, select Manage
    > 2.) Click on services and applications, click on services
    > 3.) Scroll to Windows Firewall and Double-click it
    > 4.) Change the start up type to Disabled
    >
    > -Masen
    >
    > "CharlieC" <CharlieC@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:2C6B612D-B8DA-41DE-AFD2-DC78C94DEA29@xxxxxx

    > >I am using CA Firewall. Firewall is reporting that both CA and Windows
    > > Firewalls are running.
    > >
    > > I can turn off Windows Firewall, but it is turned back on every time I
    > > reboot. I want to "permanently" turn off Vista Firewall. How can I do
    > > this?
    > >
    > > Thanks,
    > > CharlieC
    >
    >

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  4. #4


    Hank Arnold (MVP) Guest

    Re: How to disable Firewall

    CharlieC wrote:

    > I am using CA Firewall. Firewall is reporting that both CA and Windows
    > Firewalls are running.
    >
    > I can turn off Windows Firewall, but it is turned back on every time I
    > reboot. I want to "permanently" turn off Vista Firewall. How can I do this?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > CharlieC
    I'd contact CA and ask why their firewall doesn't automatically turn of
    the Windows firewall. Every modern one I've tried does it. Perhaps they
    have an update that is Vista compatible.

    --

    Regards,
    Hank Arnold
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Server - Directory Services

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  5. #5


    Nick ///// Guest

    Re: How to disable Firewall

    "Hank Arnold (MVP)" <rasilon@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:%239uzSiRJIHA.1204@xxxxxx

    > I'd contact CA and ask why their firewall doesn't automatically turn of
    > the Windows firewall. Every modern one I've tried does it. Perhaps they
    > have an update that is Vista compatible.
    >
    Why.

    The Vista Windows Filtering Platform and on that the Windows Firewall is as
    good as it gets. Turning them off is not IMHO (an others) a good idea. At
    long last Windows has secured its lower network security from the ground up
    and we want people to turn it off! ?

    My preferred solution is to leave the Windows Firewall operating and intact.
    By all means add on top but don't disable one of the best features of Vista.

    Nick /////


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  6. #6


    Hank Arnold (MVP) Guest

    Re: How to disable Firewall

    Nick ///// wrote:

    > "Hank Arnold (MVP)" <rasilon@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:%239uzSiRJIHA.1204@xxxxxx

    >> I'd contact CA and ask why their firewall doesn't automatically turn
    >> of the Windows firewall. Every modern one I've tried does it. Perhaps
    >> they have an update that is Vista compatible.
    >>
    > Why.
    >
    > The Vista Windows Filtering Platform and on that the Windows Firewall is
    > as good as it gets. Turning them off is not IMHO (an others) a good
    > idea. At long last Windows has secured its lower network security from
    > the ground up and we want people to turn it off! ?
    >
    > My preferred solution is to leave the Windows Firewall operating and
    > intact. By all means add on top but don't disable one of the best
    > features of Vista.
    >
    > Nick /////
    >
    I's a bad idea to run moe than 1 firewall at a time. At best, it will
    use up resources and at worst, cause conflicts...

    --

    Regards,
    Hank Arnold
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Server - Directory Services

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