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Fiveroadies

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I tried to temporarily shut off windows firewall in order to install some software. Apparently my security settings are managed by group policy. It wont let me change it. I only have one computer, no network why is this set up this way. How can I change it. Thank you so much for your time.
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do you have any other firewalls besides the windows firewall?

are you logged on as THE administrator of the PC?
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I only have the one firewall. I have been able to turn it off or on in the past. I have only one user login and it is the admin. This seems like a recent change. I dont know if a windows update changed it or if something is wrong but I have not had group policy before.

Edited by Fiveroadies, 21 April 2007 - 08:21 PM.

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Ok, lets try something.

Go to start -> run -> tyep: gpedit.msc

when the group policy window opens browse to:
Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Network -> Network Connections -> Windows Firewall -> Standard Profile

Under Std Profile the first option is Windows Firewall: Protect All Network Connections

Double click that and select Disable, click Apply, then OK.

Try that and let me know what the result is.

Thanks

Edited by jaxisland, 27 April 2007 - 09:03 AM.

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I got an error message.
"windows cannot find 'gpedit.msc'"
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Is this XP home?
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Yes it's home edition.

Edited by Fiveroadies, 27 April 2007 - 12:37 PM.

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I believe that you may have some malware on your computer.

Read this: http://www.geekstogo..._Log-t2852.html

Follow the steps to see if you have some sort of malware.

Thanks

Edited by jaxisland, 27 April 2007 - 01:43 PM.

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thank you I have already started that process....So should I post in the malware forum if it turns out that I have something?? Or should I continue to post here
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Post the HJT Log in the Malware Forum when you have completed the other steps
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Yes, I forgot to add that, thanks Keith!! :whistling:
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