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Windows Firewall vs. Windows Live OneCare


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periwinkle

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I recently decided to try the Windows Live OneCare application. I believe it is a sort of combo antivirus/firewall app. Now, I notice that my Windows Firewall is not turned on. I'm thinking that the OneCare turned it off. When I try to turn it on, the box is grayed out. It also said something about some setting being controlled through Group Policy. I don't know what this means. Other than installing the OneCare, I haven't done anything with "Group Policy" and I don't even know how to do this. I'm thinking that the OneCare app has done this. It has been acting as a firewall, since it has told me that it has allowed such and such program access in the last few days.
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The Skeptic

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You are most probably right. The new program which contains a firewall application disabled the standard windows firewall to avoid conflicts. When you download other firewalls (ZoneAlarm, for example) the same thing happens. As soon as you remove the new program windows firewall is reactivated.
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