winlogon not allowed to run from online armor

Hewlett-packard Elitebook 8530w notebook
October 9, 2009 at 11:27:34
Specs: xp
My winlogon is not allowed to run because I inadvertently told it not to allow it to run via my firewall, Online Armor. Now, is there a way to bypass this, or am I screwed. I had also tried from safemode, but no go, just the same thing, starts to load my settings then brings me right back to the logon screen. Also my notebook came with Vista, it is now XP...can you blame me!

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October 9, 2009 at 15:03:37
Ok, this seems somewhat difficult, I never knew winlogon.exe required net access to boot anyway...but back to the subject

I am not 100% sure, but if you cant get into safe mode (which should disable it anyway) the best way to go about it would be to go to get a linux live cd and try to remove the firewall exe(s) to prevent them from running. It may be a good idea to copy them instead of deleting them so if you need them at a later date you can just copy them back.

I am still a little suspicious though, this sounds more like something malicous..
in any case, I would back up any important information from the computer before doing any changes, just in case!

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October 9, 2009 at 15:22:54
Thanks Thomasd for some input on this. I will try the Linux Live CD. My firewall is actually stopping the .exe from running. With Online Armor it gives you this capability to let a slue of applications run or not...I just forgot which tab I was in, the programs tab as opposed to the firewall tab. Where is the best url to get a copy of the CD


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October 9, 2009 at 16:07:11
Ah ok, that makes it somewhat more complicated

I am not sure how moving the .exe would affect it, but hopefully it will not run and allow explorer to

A good linux live cd I would reccomend is ubuntu. It supports NTFS so you should just browse to your C:\Program Files\Armour (or wherever it is located) and just cut it to somewhere else and try rebooting it

Btw: Linux wont show your hard disk as "C" but more as HDA1, just click on them until you find the right one

EDIT: I have created a short animation that should hopefully help!
sorry aboutt he poor image quality, and consitency, I dont use ubuntu as an OS and had to use images I could find.

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October 9, 2009 at 18:35:03
Once again Thomasad, thank you.
Really liked the cute animation and is a great help. And as of this moment I'm downloading ubuntu, it's taking a while, but can't wait to get this show on the road. Hoping this will do the trick. I'll keep you posted.

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October 10, 2009 at 11:05:08
Yeah, unfortunatly ubuntu is a large OS just to do some small maintenance. You will need a cd handy to burn it to

I would have said about puppy/DSL, but they are somewhat fussy compared to ubuntu

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