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My windows firewall is off and it won't turn back on.

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  • Anonymous Sep 08, 2008

    yes the WINDOWS SECURITY ALERTS PAGE CAME UP AND I CLICKED ON RECOMMENDATIONS AND TRIED TO TURN IT BACK ON AND IT SAID THAT THE WINDOWS FIREWALL COULD'NT BE TURNED ON AND TO GO TO THE CONTROL PAGE AND I DID THAT AND IT COULD NOT TURN IT ON EITHER. IT SAID THE SERVICE WAS NOT RUNNING AND DID I WANT TO GO TO THE INTERNET/FIREWALL CONNECTION AND I CLICKED YES AND IT SAID THAT IT COULD NOT BE REACHED

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What version of operating system do you have.
there is usually a red circle with an x at the bottom right of your screen... it's called the systray by the way.
click on that ... when the next window opens up scroll to the bottom of that page. you will see windows firewall... click on that and change the setting of the firewall to whatever you prefer

Robert

Posted on Sep 08, 2008

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith Sep 08, 2008

    after i posted this ... something occured to me... have you downloaded and installed any programs recently.... some viruses will shut off a firewall... and a program called antivirus 2008 is a complete scam program that you want to avoid.



    Robert

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith Sep 08, 2008

    vista or xp and i'll talk you thru the setting you need to find and change.



    Robert

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