Re: Windows firewall won't stay on for more that 2 minutes!!
"Kerry Brown" wrote:
> "angieb50" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > "Malke" wrote:
> >> angieb50 wrote:
> >> > I have an Acer Aspire 5103 running Windows Vista Premium and using
> >> > Firefox. I have not downloaded a third party firewall.
> >> > Every 2 minutes or so the red shield appears in the icon tray and when
> >> > I
> >> > click on it it tells me the firewall is deactivated. I activate it, it
> >> > goes on and then two minutes later off again!!!! Help!
> >> Are you *sure* you don't have another firewall installed as part of a
> >> security suite (Norton Internet Security, Windows Live OneCare etc.)?
> >> What
> >> antivirus program are you using?
> >> The First Question Of Troubleshooting: what changed between the time
> >> things
> >> worked and the time they didn't?
> >> The Second Question of Windows Troubleshooting: what is the malware/virus
> >> status of the machine? If you think it is clean, what programs (and
> >> versions) did you use to determine this?
> >> Be sure the computer is clean:
> >> http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/...moving_Malware
> >> Malke
> >> --
> >> MS-MVP
> >> Elephant Boy Computers
> >> www.elephantboycomputers.com
> >> Don't Panic!
> > Hi Yes I'm sure I'm not using another firewall. Well, think I'm sure! I
> > use AVG (free) antivirus, Spyware Doctor and Ad-Aware. I run them
> > frequently.
> > As for what's happened, can't think of anything. Haven't downloaded
> > anything new. Just normal Windows updates.
> Most Acer's come with a trial version of Norton. If you activated the trial
> then decided to uninstall it the uninstall may not have been complete. In
> the Control Panel under Uninstall a Program do you have any Norton or
> Symantec products listed? Run services.msc and look to see if any Norton or
> Symantec services are running.
> Kerry Brown
> Microsoft MVP - Windows Desktop Experience: R&D
> Ok, now I'm going to demonstrate how useless I really am. On Windows XP Run was no problem to find and use, but what about on Vista?? Can't find it anywhere!