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I've been removing various viruses etc following advice around these fora. However one problem I'm left with is the inability to set Windows Firewall. The system says that Security Centre could not turn on the firewall. I've also tried doing it manually through Control Panel and have the same problem. What should I try next?

I've also got problems installing some software that's been recommended on this site. Once I've downloaded onto the same machine with this fire wall problem and then try to install the downloaded exe doesn't run. There are no erro messages either.

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Edited by stupot, 04 August 2005 - 02:19 PM.

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Don't beat yourself up over that one, use a third party firewall which will monitor incoming and outgoing data, XP only blocks incoming data, probably figuring that if it doesn't let anything bad on, then there cannot be anything bad to go from the PC

Zone Alarm is good though you can also look at others


http://www.filehippo...ware/firewalls/
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Keith thanks for that. I've downloaded the ZoneLabs product and will try.
Cheers.
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