I've just looked at this thread, as I have been having the same problems too.
Every time that I start up my computer my Windows Firewall keeps saying that
I have turned it off though my Norton Protection Centre keeps telling me that
it's Firewall is secure and that my Spyware (Spysweeper) has been switched
off, though it hasn't been. When I go to my Windows Security Centre to
switch the Windows Firewall back on, it is saying under the Malware section
that it can't detect any Virus protection program, which scares me, though
when I check back with the Norton Security Centre, it says that the Virus
protection is 'secure'. It's making me go around in circles with all these
alerts that keep coming up upon start up and worrying if my computer is
I've been in touch with HP help technicians, but they say that I should
switch off my Norton Firewall by uninstalling it and seeing if the problem
persists with the Windows Firewall alerts. The Norton techs, keep repeating
the problem back to me and haven't been much help at all - though they have
said it is a conflict with the two firewalls and I shouldn't be worried about
it. Yet I still have this annoying problem with the alerts coming up all the
What is annoying is that I have just got all these alerts come up in the
past two weeks. Before they were all working fine. Should I get rid of one
of my firewalls ....Norton or Windows Vista's??? Is one better than the
Why is the problem suddenly arising now when it was working fine before?
> I do not like threatfire- it messed up one of my computers real bad
> I use AVG free for antivirus
> and yes you cannot run more than one antivirus program and you cannot run
> more than one firewall program. Mega conflicts if you do so
> "Mick Murphy" <MickMurphy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > As Shaun told you:2 Firewalls don't mix!
> > And neither do 2 runnng anti-viruses!
> > You are asking for trouble!
> > http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html
> > Avast is a low resources using anti-virus(also free), and is vista 32bit
> > and
> > 64bit compatible
> > http://www.spybot.info/en/index.html
> > Spybot Search & destroy is a very good anti-spyware program to install,
> > and
> > update and scan your system with once a month.
> > If I was you, I would uninstall McAfee and threatfire???????.
> > Use Vista's firewall,and the anti-virus and anti-spyware programs that i
> > have left you links for.
> > "ReneeA65" wrote:
> >> I'm running Vista on my new laptop and have had a couple problems with my
> >> firewall turning off by itself. I do have McAfee on it that also keeps
> >> saying that there is an error with security and that it has stopped
> >> running.
> >> It does this everytime I turn it on and go online. I do have an
> >> additional
> >> anti-virus program called Threatfire which is another free downloadable
> >> program that was suggested by a couple of local computer techs. Whenever
> >> I
> >> run a virus scan everything comes up clean with the exception of
> >> Threatfire
> >> alerting me several times of potential malware that I've quarantined. I
> >> noticed on a previous question that a anti-virus program called "AVG" is
> >> mentioned and another download through Kaspersky.com. Has anyone else
> >> even
> >> heard of ThreatFire and is it comparable to these other free antivirus
> >> programs??? Any suggestions would be great. I need all the help I can
> >> get.
> >> Thanks.