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Keep getting message that my firewall is turned off

On my compaq laptop via a wireless network I keep getting a message saying that the firewall is turned off but when I go and look at the security centre it is switched on. Why is this happening?

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Mrs.S.Masud

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  • sue09wc2 Oct 07, 2008

    checked the routers firewall too and it,s on too but still get message.



    Thanks for suggesting it tho!

  • jntn3 Apr 08, 2009

    Exactly the same problem as described by first user. Any answers yet?

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Have you tried Security center/Change the way windows notifies you of security settings? (un-check all three boxes)

Posted on Oct 31, 2008

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Go to control panel

then Administrative Tools

then Services

Scroll down to Windows Firewall

Make sure the Start up Type is set to Automatic.

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It may mean the firewall in the wireless router settings and not windows

Posted on Oct 07, 2008

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