Windows XP(SP3) Firewall Slow To Startup


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WMB

Windows XP(SP3), Updated regularly

Hi, if someone has a link to a group for help with the
Windows Firewall please enclude it.

Prior to the installation of Windows Live One Care I had no problems with my
Windows firewall. That was the first time that a Security Suite/Program, I
installed, had automatically disabled and replaced the Windows firewall.
Based upon problems that I encountered with Windows Live One Care (Slow
Start, etc.) I have since removed it on my XP computer. Works fine on my
Vista, but may still probably remove it. Anyway, I've installed AVG
Anti-Virus free, on my XP machine and that works great plus its free. Now
the problem, when the computer boots and every thing has loaded in my System
tray, bottom right side, I'll wait for about 20/30 seconds and I'll get a
popup from the system tray telling me that the Windows firewall has not
started and my Computer my not be protected. This popup normally stays up
about 10/20 seconds and will go away on its own. At this time, checking the
firewall shows that it is active. This is new behavior since the removal of
One Care. Any suggestions foe getting the Windows Firewall to load when
Windows XP loads, or as it normally should? Thanks for any help.
 
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SC Tom

WMB said:
Windows XP(SP3), Updated regularly

Hi, if someone has a link to a group for help with the
Windows Firewall please enclude it.

Prior to the installation of Windows Live One Care I had no problems with
my Windows firewall. That was the first time that a Security
Suite/Program, I installed, had automatically disabled and replaced the
Windows firewall. Based upon problems that I encountered with Windows Live
One Care (Slow Start, etc.) I have since removed it on my XP computer.
Works fine on my Vista, but may still probably remove it. Anyway, I've
installed AVG Anti-Virus free, on my XP machine and that works great plus
its free. Now the problem, when the computer boots and every thing has
loaded in my System tray, bottom right side, I'll wait for about 20/30
seconds and I'll get a popup from the system tray telling me that the
Windows firewall has not started and my Computer my not be protected.
This popup normally stays up about 10/20 seconds and will go away on its
own. At this time, checking the firewall shows that it is active. This is
new behavior since the removal of One Care. Any suggestions foe getting
the Windows Firewall to load when Windows XP loads, or as it normally
should? Thanks for any help.

This link may help
http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/c/b/4cb845e7-1076-437b-852a-7842a8ab13c8/OneCareCleanUp.exe

There are a couple of newsgroups for firewalls:
microsoft.public.windows.live.onecare.firewall and
microsoft.public.windows.networking.firewall

SC Tom
 
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WMB

Hi SC Tom,
Thanks for the reply,

It APPEARS my slow starting Windows Firewall has fixed itself or become
intermittent. My last couple of reboots did not display the same behavior.
Of course running your suggestion of the Clean-up tool may have helped. Its
just that the behavior did not stop immediately. Also, I did add the
running of Windows Defender. Hopefully everything will continue. Thanks
again.
 
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SC Tom

Not a problem. Happy to help when I can.

WMB said:
Hi SC Tom,
Thanks for the reply,

It APPEARS my slow starting Windows Firewall has fixed itself or become
intermittent. My last couple of reboots did not display the same
behavior. Of course running your suggestion of the Clean-up tool may have
helped. Its just that the behavior did not stop immediately. Also, I did
add the running of Windows Defender. Hopefully everything will continue.
Thanks again.
 

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