windows Firewall

  irco 19:18 19 Apr 2010

When i start up my pc i have started getting a message saying that the computer is not protected by a firewall this only lasts for about a minute before the firewall kicks in.

  northumbria61 22:28 19 Apr 2010

type services.msc in Windows Start Menu Search Bar and hit Enter to open up Services. here ensure that the Windows Firewall Service is started and set on Automatic. Also ensure that the Remote Procedure Call Service & the Base Filtering Engine Service is started and set on Automatic.

  northumbria61 22:33 19 Apr 2010

You could also say which OS you are using. Also, do you have Windows Live Onecare installed ?

  irco 14:23 20 Apr 2010

firewall service and remote procedure call service are set on auto but i cant find the base engine filtering service; and no i,ve not got windows live onecare installed.

  northumbria61 16:55 20 Apr 2010

An issue can be caused by improper Windows Firewall configuration or third party background programs or services. I suggest you
try the following steps to TEST the issue:

Step 1: Reset Windows Firewall
1. Click Start->All Programs->Accessories.
2. Right click "Command Prompt" and select "Run as administrator".
3. Type the following commands and press Enter after each one:

netsh firewall reset

Then, restart the computer to test the issue.

If the issue persists, please proceed with the next step:

Step 2: Clean Boot
1. Click Start, type msconfig in the Start Search box and press Enter.
2. Switch to the Startup tab and click "Disable all".
3. Switch to the Services tab, check the "Hide all Microsoft services"
option and click "Disable all".
4. Click OK.

Then, restart the computer to test the issue.

Regarding query about Windows Live Onecare - it contains a Firewall and will conflict - but it is not a problem for you.

  northumbria61 17:03 20 Apr 2010

Just a query - you don't have any other 3rd party software installed that has a firewall ?

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