firewall turning off

Microsoft Windows vista ultimate w/sp1
February 4, 2010 at 18:12:49
Specs: Windows Vista
my laptop keeps on telling me that to check my firewall. I go and try to turn on . It says that It could not turn on. I have tried to go and attempt a manual start of the firewall . can someone help. iam afraid i will get a virus

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February 4, 2010 at 23:33:18
Some anti-virus soft install their own firewall so windows firewall has to be turned off.

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February 5, 2010 at 09:28:35
Sometimes warnings like that come up during start up but fade out when your anitvirus or it's firewall are fully active and windows gets around to recognizing it. If the warning fades soon after, you may be ok, but check your antivirus program and see about it's firewall/settings if any. You can run only one without conflict.

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