Network connection firewall icon disappears

Discussion in 'Security Networking' started by Sterling, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. Sterling

    Sterling Guest

    Hi,

    I notice a padlock icon and a description -- "Firewalled" appears on the LAN
    and 1394 Connection icons when I go to Start > Network Connections, but
    sometimes when I boot the computer for the first time, or when restart the
    it, the padlock icons disappear.

    When I go to Start > Control Panel > Security Center > Firewall > Advanced,
    I see that both connections mentioned above are behind a firewall. When I
    uncheck those, the firewall is turned off and I get a warning about turning
    it back on, which I do.

    I wanted to know why those padlock icons disappear, and if my connection is
    behind a firewall even if those padlock icons aren't present. (I can go to
    the Windows Firewall settings and just click Ok and the padlocks icons appear
    again.)

    I'm running a fully patched version of Windows XP SP3, latest version of
    IE8, and MSE with up to date defenitions.

    Sterling

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    Sterling, Oct 6, 2009
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