Windows Firewall startup - Suprising problem.


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stan lee

Hello Gentle People,

I run Windows XP. SP3. New Avast 5 (free edition) Anti Virus,
SuperAntispyware, Spyware Blaster and Malwarebytes. I don't know whether
Avast and Windows Firewall may have conflicts buit I have recently noticed
that at bootup Avast appears with a warning that the system is unprotected.
No firewall is on. Then Windows firewall kicks in with a warning from
Security Center that No firewall is on then after about an unduly long
period of thirty seconds, sometimes quite shorter. I have never experienced
this unusual behaviour before. It has become a nuisance problem.

I am thankful for any advice and/or suggestions with a view to finding a
solution to this problem as it severely lengthens the bootup.

Stan Lee.
 
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Shenan Stanley

stan said:
Hello Gentle People,

I run Windows XP. SP3. New Avast 5 (free edition) Anti Virus,
SuperAntispyware, Spyware Blaster and Malwarebytes. I don't know
whether Avast and Windows Firewall may have conflicts buit I have
recently noticed that at bootup Avast appears with a warning that
the system is unprotected. No firewall is on. Then Windows firewall
kicks in with a warning from Security Center that No firewall is on
then after about an unduly long period of thirty seconds,
sometimes quite shorter. I have never experienced this unusual
behaviour before. It has become a nuisance problem.

I am thankful for any advice and/or suggestions with a view to
finding a solution to this problem as it severely lengthens the
bootup.

Drop Avast.
Get Avira.

Drop SpywareBlaster.
Keep MalwareBytes (consider getting it for active protection.)
You can keep SuperAntiSpyware if you wish - or only download/install the
freeware version when you think you have been infested (anything is
possible.) I wouldn't keep it running all the time (unless you bought it.)
 
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Twayne

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Shenan Stanley said:
....

... I wouldn't keep
it running all the time (unless you bought it.)

Who cares what YOU might do? WHY you might consider something could be
useful, but what you said is pretty much nothing there.

I don't know for sure, but I suspect you are going in the wrong direction
here. The actual problem is more basic than your suggestions cover. IMO.
 
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Shenan Stanley

Twayne said:
Who cares what YOU might do? WHY you might consider something
could be useful, but what you said is pretty much nothing there.

I don't know for sure, but I suspect you are going in the wrong
direction here. The actual problem is more basic than your
suggestions cover. IMO.

I was watching you, trying to emulate.

Must have overdone if it was useful to even myself. Sorry.
 
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stan lee

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Hello All,

The delay in replying due to pressure of work is regretted. I have moved
from Avast to Avira however the problem still existed. I changed to AVG free
and disabled the real time scanning of SuperAntispyware. The problem now has
changed. The Local Area Connection icon on the task bar now takes an unduly
long time to show up on the task bar at bootup. I have to click on IE about
three to four times before the same shows up. That indicates to me poor
connectivity.
I viewed the "view all connections window" and unchecked and re-checked
"show icon in notification area when connected". It came up immediately but
upon reboot the icon did the same thing. I also found that the system freezes
up for a while when booting up. I thought it was the avg firewall and
disabled it to use Windows firewall. That has not helped. Seems that the
system is not booting up properly.

I shall be thankful for any suggestions with a view to solving this problem.

Thanking you.
 

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