windows fire wall help

  paulhis777 01:08 11 Nov 2011

hello windows firewall on my sons pc is turned off i cant get it on thank you paul

  eedcam 08:39 11 Nov 2011

Presume he does not have another firewall which locks windows out ? what does it say in the security centre . Personally he'd be better off with a freebie like Zone alarm than windows one

  gengiscant 08:44 11 Nov 2011

I think this related to the posters other thread. Virus.

  eedcam 09:25 11 Nov 2011

Thanks Gengis

  birdface 11:48 11 Nov 2011

Even if you have another Firewall you should be able to run Windows Firewall as well.

So maybe still got a few bugs about.

  Les28 17:28 11 Nov 2011

Assuming your son's pc has got rid of its malware ? Maybe the Windows Firewall service was turned off by the malware and may need restarting?

Click Start, then Run, type services.msc and click OK, scroll down the services list to Windows Firewall and see if it shows Status as Started and Startup type as Automatic?

  paulhis777 18:52 12 Nov 2011

thank you i shall try these and get back paul

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