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cornhead45 04-19-2006 05:14 PM

Windows Xp default firewall keeps disabling itself
 
Every few hours my computer will notify me that my firewall has been turned off and everytime I enable it again it turns off after a few hours. Any help im remedying this problem would be great.

thanks

Sami 04-19-2006 05:33 PM

Are you using any other firewall like (norton or zonealarm) with your default Xp firewall. Usually norton or zonealarm try to shutdown the default firewall.

Firefox 04-20-2006 04:30 PM

If I were you I wouldn't use the XP firewall at all, as it is quite resource heavy and blocks alot of genuine site connections. Get a copy of Sygate Personal Firewall or a free one from Download.com

William_Wilson 04-21-2006 12:42 AM

Sygate is a great firewall, i used to use zone alarm, but i've had issues with it re-directing some sign ins and if the site only allows you to sign in from there site.... it doesn't work, I don't know what they changed in there code, but they certainly didn't take that into account.
As for the windows firewall it isn't all that usefull, yes it is a firewall, and you 'can' use it, but it isn't recomended as there are many other better free one's available (I believe there is even a poll on this)


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