Windows Firewall switching itself back on?


K

Kenny

This happens on 2 PC's using XP/SP3, I disable it because I'm using Zone
Alarm Free.
It blocks the PC's from sharing files etc. when it does this.
Tried Comodo firewall but found it very irritating and the same thing was
happening..
 
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PA Bear [MS MVP]

Something's (very) wrong on all 3 computers.

What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and are your
subscriptions current? What anti-spyware applications (other than
Defender)? What third-party firewall (if any)?

Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
computers (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
it)?
 
M

MowGreen

Kenny said:
This happens on 2 PC's using XP/SP3, I disable it because I'm using Zone
Alarm Free.
It blocks the PC's from sharing files etc. when it does this.
Tried Comodo firewall but found it very irritating and the same thing was
happening..


3rd party firewalls are unnecessary if one is on a network where the
router has a hardware firewall and the native Windows firewall is
enabled. Since you're adamant about using one, why not ask in the ZA
Forums ?

Zone Alarm Forums
http://forums.zonealarm.com/forumdisplay.php?f=54


MowGreen
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V

VanguardLH

Kenny said:
It blocks the PC's from sharing files etc.

Not if you go into its exceptions and enable its File & Printing Sharing
rule. Regardless of using a firewall or not, the Guest account must be
enabled for file sharing to work (so be sure that it does NOT have a blank
password and make sure it is a STRONG password).
 
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Ian D

Kenny said:
This happens on 2 PC's using XP/SP3, I disable it because I'm using Zone
Alarm Free.
It blocks the PC's from sharing files etc. when it does this.
Tried Comodo firewall but found it very irritating and the same thing was
happening..

If you're adamant in disabling the XP firewall, run services.msc
and disable Security Center.
 

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