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Alphacenturi
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Since: Oct 06, 2005
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2006 9:22 am    Post subject: Unable to turn on Windows Firewall
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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
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Shenan Stanley
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2006 4:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Unable to turn on Windows Firewall [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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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.

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Panda_man
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Since: Sep 24, 2005
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2006 5:20 pm    Post subject: RE: Unable to turn on Windows Firewall [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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"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 !
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Panda_man
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2006 5:23 pm    Post subject: RE: Unable to turn on Windows Firewall [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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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

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Ramesh, MS-MVP
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 4:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Unable to turn on Windows Firewall [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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To reinstate the Windows Firewall service (SP2 only), use the
sharedaccess.reg file here.
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/sharedaccess.htm

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"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
--
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