Can't turn on Windows Firewall

  Greengo 16:28 14 Oct 2008

When I go to windows firewall and try to turn it ON as reccommend. This options is greyed out. Can anyone help?

  Stuartli 16:40 14 Oct 2008

See last post in this thread:

click here

  Pineman100 17:47 14 Oct 2008

I don't know which version of Windows you're using, but in XP the firewall only operates on incoming data. There is no coverage for outgoing. I'm not sure whether this is also true for Vista.

I don't use them myself, but these two free (for personal use) firewalls are well spoken of by users on this forum:

click here;jsessionid=I0Mbln151Gg32PV1cWlZAW5A2pooXhGRUnvk1q7ldI8Mw8EZuIPQ!417889467!-1062696905!7551!7552!NONE

click here

  Pineman100 17:48 14 Oct 2008

about that messy first link, but it seems to work. Not sure what happened!

  Greengo 16:29 15 Oct 2008

I am using Windows XP

When I go to Windows Firewall and try to select ON as reccommended, this option is greyed out.

  T I M B O 16:35 15 Oct 2008

have you completed all the xp updates for ur computerclick here
One you have completed ALL the updates, then try again.

  Pineman100 16:03 16 Oct 2008

Have you perhaps got a different firewall running already? That might prevent the Windows firewall from being available to be switched on.

  Bris 20:31 16 Oct 2008

This problem is usually caused by the fact that another firewall is already running and this will disable the Windows firewall. The other possibility is that a virus is preventing you from starting it!

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