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Alphacenturi
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Since: Oct 06, 2005
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 Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2006 9:22 am    Post subject: Unable to turn on Windows FirewallArchived from groups: microsoft>public>windowsxp>security_admin (more info?) Have a PC here that recently had a virus and spyware infection, although these have now been removed we cannot turn on the windows firewall. Have tried resetting the Winsock chain but it has made no difference, I have noticed tho that if I go to control panel/administrative tools\windows firewall/Internet connection sharing is missing so this would appear to be why we have the problem. Is it possible to reinstall these items? @Is this maybe a registryproblem? Also tried system restore tobring it back but with no luck - any assistance appreciated thank you -- Life is for living, laughing and loving, let''''s do em all!
Shenan Stanley
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Since: Mar 03, 2005
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 Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2006 4:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Unable to turn on Windows FirewallArchived from groups: per prev. post (more info?) Alphacenturi wrote: > Have a PC here that recently had a virus and spyware infection, > although these have now been removed we cannot turn on the windows > firewall. Have tried resetting the Winsock chain but it has made no > difference, I have noticed tho that if I go to control > panel/administrative tools\windows firewall/Internet connection > sharing is missing so this would appear to be why we have the > problem. Is it possible to reinstall these items? @Is this maybe a > registryproblem? > > Also tried system restore tobring it back but with no luck - any > assistance appreciated thank you You could try resetting the Windows XP firewall settings.. START button --> RUN --> NETSH FIREWALL RESET --> OK. Reboot for good measure. -- Shenan Stanley MS-MVP -- How To Ask Questions The Smart Way http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
Panda_man
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Since: Sep 24, 2005
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 Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2006 5:20 pm    Post subject: RE: Unable to turn on Windows FirewallArchived from groups: per prev. post (more info?) "Alphacenturi" wrote: > Have a PC here that recently had a virus and spyware infection, although > these have now been removed we cannot turn on the windows firewall. > Hello . The malware has killed the Windows Firewall . Although you believe the malware has been removed , I would suggest you check once again . I will post you instructions how to restore Windows Firewall however they will not work if there is still any active malicious software . Read the check instructions: http://pandaman.my.contact.bg/check.htm If any malware is found , run these instructions to remove them : http://pandaman.my.contact.bg/Gen_MRI.htm Then read the info in these two links and restore WF . Read and perform the instructions VERY PRECISELY , write the command correctly Good luck ! -- Panda_man Silver level Contributor
Panda_man
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Since: Sep 24, 2005
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 Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2006 5:23 pm    Post subject: RE: Unable to turn on Windows FirewallArchived from groups: per prev. post (more info?) I am really sorry , in my first post I forgot the links for Windows Firewall restore First http://support.microsoft.com/kb/920074/en-us Second http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=875357 -- Panda_man Silver level Contributor
Ramesh, MS-MVP
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Since: Jun 29, 2005
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 Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 4:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Unable to turn on Windows FirewallArchived from groups: per prev. post (more info?) To reinstate the Windows Firewall service (SP2 only), use the sharedaccess.reg file here. http://windowsxp.mvps.org/sharedaccess.htm -- Regards, Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User] Windows® XP Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com "Alphacenturi" wrote in message Have a PC here that recently had a virus and spyware infection, although these have now been removed we cannot turn on the windows firewall. Have tried resetting the Winsock chain but it has made no difference, I have noticed tho that if I go to control panel/administrative tools\windows firewall/Internet connection sharing is missing so this would appear to be why we have the problem. Is it possible to reinstall these items? @Is this maybe a registryproblem? Also tried system restore tobring it back but with no luck - any assistance appreciated thank you -- Life is for living, laughing and loving, let''''s do em all!