FIREWALL WONT TURN ON!!!

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Oakf.

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
 

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Mr. Arnold

"Oakf." <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]

> 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
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.
 

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Oakf.

whats a malware?

"Mr. Arnold" wrote:

>
> "Oakf." <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]

> > 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
>
> 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.
>
>
 

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Oakf.

whats a malware?

"Mr. Arnold" wrote:

>
> "Oakf." <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]

> > 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
>
> 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.
>
>
 

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Engel

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.

"Oakf." wrote:

> whats a malware?
>
> "Mr. Arnold" wrote:
>

> >
> > "Oakf." <[email protected]> wrote in message
> > news:[email protected]

> > > 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
> >
> > 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.
> >
> >
 

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O

Oakf.

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

"Engel" wrote:

> 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.
>
> "Oakf." wrote:
>

> > whats a malware?
> >
> > "Mr. Arnold" wrote:
> >

> > >
> > > "Oakf." <[email protected]> wrote in message
> > > news:[email protected]
> > > > 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
> > >
> > > 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.
> > >
> > >
 

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Mr. Arnold

"Oakf." <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]

>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
>
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
 

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Bruce Chambers

Oakf. wrote:

> 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

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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TahquitzRock

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

" Windows Firewall is not using the recommended settings to protect your 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 message window which reads: "Windows Firewall was unable to make the requested updates."

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

Ideas?
 

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