Hi. My firewall keeps turning itself off every day or two!! I turn it on when I use the laptop, then, the same day or the next day it gets turned off. I need to keep it on all the time. Can you assist? Many thanks.
An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points
An expert that got 5 achievements.
An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.
An expert who has answered 20 questions.
Re: firewall won't stay on all the time
Hi rkhould it is the work of virus I also faced the same problem and then i tried to install current antivirus and scanned my pc i found the virus and the problem get solved I recommend you norton 360 and scan your drive in which your operating system is installed these viruses are generally enetered in your pc through usb or if you use internet try to scan your pc daily otherwise after some day your operating system may become corrupt and you lose your important data
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
I would suggest leaving the Windows firewall in operation and let your antivirus software update itself on a regular basis. I prefer Avast free antivirus and it updates itself several times a day. If you prefer a more complete solution for a firewall, ZoneAlarm is very good and they have a free version as well.
A good anti-spyware program to update and run from time to time is Spybot Search and Destroy, and It too is free.
This could be caused by remnants of other firewall software present. Did you have one installed previously? If so try their removal tool of any.
Also check to make sure that Windows Firewall Service is started and automatic in services. That's the service not the actual Windows Firewall.
Go to Start/Run and type in services.msc and click Enter or in Vista/7 click Start and type services in the search box, it should appear above, click that.
In Windows 8 click the Windows + R keys simultaneously
Type in services.msc and click Enter
Scroll down the list and locate Windows Firewall Service and check it is started and automatic - doluble-click it if it needs changing.
If that fails then as you've already tried MVT you have two choices, either go straight to Technical Support. It's free by phone or online chat and linked under Useful Links at the top of this page.
Or go the long route of uninstalling everything via Control Panel > Programs then run the MCPR cleanup tool which is listed in the FAQ page listed under Useful Links above, reboot and then reinstall from your online account.
If you have been using registry cleaners, stop as those can also cause this.
It is time for you to turn negotiator. Sounds to me like your Dad would like you to spend some quality time doing something else. If you can get your father to compromise on how much time you can spend on the computer each day or to agree to do some other items(chores perhaps?) then perhaps he will let you do facebook for 30 minutes or an hour each day. Your dad sounds like a guy with some computer skills. Some routers will allow a program or website to be blocked for certain hours. He could set the time frame that you could get onto facebook in case you forgot the time. lots of possibilities there but the key is communication with Dad.
The solution, in a nutshell, is to disable your firewall. If you’re
using McAfee Personal Firewall Plus, F-Secure Internet Security, Norton
Internet Security or another Firewall vendor, see its respective
support page for assistance in disabling it (temporarily). If you’re
using the built-in Vista Firewall, keep reading.
* Open the Control Panel and select Security.
* Select Turn Windows Firewall on or off.
* Select Off (not recommended), click Apply and then OK.
* Back at the Windows Update screen, click the Try again button.
* The download(s) and installation should start…
* and this time successfully install. If a restart is required, make sure to re-enable your Firewall once your PC restarts.
This sounds like the cmos battery is low.
This battery sits on your motherboard and provides the ROM with energy. Replace this small battery, set date and time a final time and then it won´t happen again.