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SpaceCowboy706

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NEED SOME EASY HELP - WINDOWS XP PRO SP2

My virus protection / firewall protection messed up and i am having to reinstall it. I need to disable windows firewall, to continue the installation process.

I have tried to disable it already by going to the control panel, then clicking on the windows firewall link at the bottom and selecting the off button. After doing this and restarting the computer when i go to the windows security center it says the firewall is still on.

I have also went to the control panel then clicked on the windows security center then clicked on the manage security settings for windows firewall. this brings up a windows firewall box with 3 tabs (General, exceptions, advanced).

General tab shows that windows firewall is off.

Exceptions tab says at the top that windows firewall is off and that my computer is at risks and attacks from outside intrusions... blah blah blah. In the programs and services box all the boixes are unchecked.

Advanced tab says windows firewall is enabled for the connections listed below: Local area connection [ but there is no check in its box ].

Every time i run the installation of the virus scan / firewall software CD it detects windows firewall running. I cannot install my virus scan and firewall software until i get windows firewall disabled completly....

CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME GET WINDOWS FIREWALL DISABLED ?????

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The best option is to remove SP2 completley, but i guess that's not relevant.
So... I would suggest to go into control panel, select windows firewall and ture off
the firewall. that's about it.
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SpaceCowboy706...

Looks like you've done about all the usual stuff. Go to the Security Center and expand the Firewall Window with the arrow symbols in the upper right. Click on "Recommendations" and put a tick in the check box next to "I have a Firewall Solution I'll monitor myself" and click "Ok".

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Edited by wannabe1, 17 September 2005 - 11:52 AM.

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WANNABE1 THANKS FOR THE REPLY...

""Looks like you've done about all the usual stuff. Go to the Security Center and expand the Firewall Window with the arrow symbols in the upper right. Click on "Recommendations" and put a tick in the check box next to "I have a Firewall Solution I'll monitor myself" and click "Ok".""

I went to the Security Center and clicked on the the little arrows. There was no reccomendations box.. probably because it still says that windows firewall is ON...

When I clicked on the little arrows it says the following: Mcafee personal firewall is on. A firewall helps protect your computer against viruses and other security threats. How does a firewall help protect my computer? <--- is a link in blue. when i click it, I get the Help and support center topic that is general info about what fireewalls do...

I dont have mcafee personal firewall anymore. It was uninstalled earlier and isnt on my computer anymore...

Any other suggestions?as you also said, uninstalling sp2 is not an option.
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SpaceCowboy706...Plan B

Click Start then Run and type gpedit.msc and click "Ok"...Expand the “Computer Configuration” section...Expand the “Administrative Templates” section...Expand the “Network” section...Expand the “Networks Connections” section...Expand the “Windows Firewall” section...Select “Standard Profile” and Double click “Windows Firewall: Protect all network connections”. Select the disabled option and click "Apply" and then "Ok". Exit the Group Policy box and reboot.

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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH... a minute too late... I just found that through google and applied it and it works...I should have payed attention to your signature.....PATIENCE

Thanks for your help Wannabe1, was greatly appreciated
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Had to do the Domain group also to make it work fully.
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:tazz: That would have been my next suggestion...glad you got the issue resolved! :)

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