I think you are trying to get a new record of how many threads that you can get on the one page.You are busy to-day.
Not quite sure what you mean.[Firewall & Malware Protection should be off to avoid confliction].
If they were off they would not protect your computer.
Do you mean that Windows firewall should be turned off.if so it usually gets turned off automatically when you download a new Firewall.It does with XP not sure about Vista.