Question about Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2
Out of nowhere came this problem.
Whenever I turn on, or reboot, my computer (Dell Optiplex) and try to activate my browser (Firefox) to access the internet, I experience a long delay (approx 1 min.) where Firefox says "waiting for www.blah-blah-blah.com" and after that long delay, bam! I get a connection. So, I shut down a check my Windows Firewall settings, all is turned On.
So then I do a reboot and then check my Windows Firewall settings and it tells me "Due to unidentified problems, Windows cannot display firewall settings". but after about a minute I can access the settings fine?
I don't know what is causing this 1-min delay for Windows Firewall to "get its act together"?
Can someone help me pls. Any recommendations appreciated.
It sounds like you may need to do some maintenance on your system. You may have too many programs loading at startup (the long delay), you may have some malware in the system, or you may have some kind of file corruption that's preventing the security center from working correctly....
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Posted on Jul 20, 2009
Off your windows firewall settings. use kaspersky 2009 for your virus guard.
Posted on Jul 20, 2009
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