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Solved Cannot use my firewall.

November 14, 2012 at 12:03:15
Specs: Windows XP, 128

I can't turn my firewall on or off on WinXP. What can I do?

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December 7, 2012 at 13:10:56

Can you please try downloading UVK UltraVirusKiller from Carified link:
http://www.carifred.com/uvk/index.php
Run UVK to install. Once installed select the UVK System Repair button on the bottom right side.
Once it opens select Reset and Fix Windows Firewall and (by holding down the Ctrl key) add Reset Registry and File Permissions. Fix nothing else.
Now click the Run Selected Fixes button at the bottom. Once finished It will ask to restart, let it please.

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#1
November 14, 2012 at 15:06:12

seeing you are using XP....try an updated scan with Spybot S&D
http://www.filehippo.com/download_s...
and fix all it finds.

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#2
November 14, 2012 at 15:31:14

Best if you print this.

Tweaking.com - Windows Repair
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Malware and installed programs can modify your default settings. Tweaking.com - Windows Repair is the tool you need to restore Windows original settings.
Tweaking.com - Windows Repair can do the following:
Reset Registry Permissions
Reset File Permissions
Register System Files
Repair WMI
Repair Windows Firewall
Repair Internet Explorer
Repair MDAC & MS Jet
Repair Hosts File
Remove Policies Set By Infections
Repair Icons
Repair Winsock & DNS Cache
Remove Temp Files
Repair Proxy Settings
Unhide Non System Files
Repair Windows Updates
Repair CD/DVD Missing/Not Working
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working on a system is to make sure it is clean. Even if you think your system is clean doing a scan before hand is a good idea.
Step 2. Check File System
Doing a check disk on the hard drive is a good idea. This will have Windows check the file system on the drive fixing any problem it finds. Corrupt files can break a lot of things, including the repairs. So making sure the file system is good is a must.
Step 3. System File Check (SFC)
The built in Windows system file checker is a tool that checks that the Windows files are intact, the correct versions and not corrupted. This is a good idea to do before doing repairs as if a file is corrupt and we try a repair that needs that file then the repair will fail.
Step 4. System Restore
Doing a system restore point is a great idea to do before doing any repairs. If any unforeseen problems happen after any repair than a system restore can put the system back to the way it was before the repairs. This is highly recommended.
Start Repairs
In this final step you can choose between 3 modes.
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Advanced Mode: Runs more advanced repairs while leaving a few disabled.
Custom Mode: Every repair is available. The program will remember your repair choices the next time you choose custom mode.


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#3
November 29, 2012 at 08:09:56

Download and install a third party firewall product. I recommend and use <a href= <a href=http://www.eset.com/download/free-trial/smart-security rel="nofollow"> ESET Smart Security. I also highly recommend Kaspersky Internet Security. Both cost about $50 apiece.

You can also try ZoneAlarm. I don't think it's as good as the other 2, but there is a free option, whereas the other 2 only offer free trials.


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#4
December 5, 2012 at 08:57:37

none of these worked. anything else?

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#5
December 5, 2012 at 09:49:07

Find out which Firewalls are installed (Windows only)
http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb...

Due to an unidentified problem, windows cannot display windows firewall settings.
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/sharedacc...
http://www.chicagotech.net/Security...


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#6
December 6, 2012 at 04:48:07

Latest answer doesn't work either. Copied & pasted mozilla web address & could not get webpage.

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#7
December 6, 2012 at 15:10:53

Did you try spybot as requested in response #1?

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#8
December 7, 2012 at 07:26:48

Yes. It was the first thing I tried. Took 2 1/2 hours & it found some things but I have no control over my firewall.

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#9
December 7, 2012 at 10:23:22

trojan remover and hitman pro are both free fully working trials and may help
http://www.simplysup.com/
http://www.surfright.nl/en/downloads/

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#10
December 7, 2012 at 13:10:56
✔ Best Answer

Can you please try downloading UVK UltraVirusKiller from Carified link:
http://www.carifred.com/uvk/index.php
Run UVK to install. Once installed select the UVK System Repair button on the bottom right side.
Once it opens select Reset and Fix Windows Firewall and (by holding down the Ctrl key) add Reset Registry and File Permissions. Fix nothing else.
Now click the Run Selected Fixes button at the bottom. Once finished It will ask to restart, let it please.

Please reply and let us know if our help worked. Your feedback helps others. Maybe you?


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#11
December 8, 2012 at 06:37:48

Thank you. This did the trick!

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#12
December 8, 2012 at 11:50:21

Your most welcome, thanks for letting us know :)

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