I'm having the same problem. I have already been using AVG for my virus
protection, and though it did a scan this morning, I did another this
evening, with no detections.
And as far as I know, I am not running any other firewall, only Windows
When I attempt to turn on the Firewall, I get a message box that says:
" Windows Firewall settings cannot be displayed because the associated
service is not running. Do you want to start the Windows Firewall service?"
After clicking "yes", it tries to start the service then says:
"Windows cannot start the Windows Firewall service."
I've gone to the Services section of the Computer Management tool, and try
to start the service from there with this message:
"Windows could not start the Windows Firewall on Local Computer. For more
information, review the System Event Log. If this is a non-Microsoft service,
contact the service vendor, and refer to service-specific error code 5."
Looking at the Event Viewer, I find this:
Log Name: System
Source: Service Control Manager Eventlog Provider
Event ID: 7024
More Information: Event Log Online Help
The last item is a link which brings up a window that has the following
Product Version: 6.0.6000.16386
Locale ID: 1033
That all maybe too much information, but I don't know what all this means,
and I can't think of anything else to try. Any help anyone can provide would
be great. I'll do my best to answer any questions.
> Robin, when I install the AVG software, my firewall stays turned off; should
> this still be happening?
> "Robinb" wrote:
> > avg free you can get at
> > http://www.grisoft.com/doc/download-...virus/us/crp/0
> > robin
> > "ReneeA65" <ReneeA65@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:C5D6705B-F79C-4DA2-A22E-4250BAE17B9B@microsoft.com...
> > > I'm so glad I checked this group and saw the vista firewall question.
> > > I've
> > > been having the same problem with not only the Windows firewall turning
> > > off
> > > on its own but also the McAfee's firewall/internet security error message
> > > coming up all the time that it has been interrupted and has been turned
> > > off.
> > > I noted the free virus software you suggest and just started using
> > > Threatfire
> > > anti-virus program which is also a free download. Have you heard anything
> > > about this program? I've seen several people mention "AVG" anti-virus
> > > software where to I find this and do you know how it compares with
> > > Threatfire?
> > > Thanks!
> > >
> > > "MowGreen [MVP]" wrote:
> > >