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drewmacd

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Everytime i restart my computer, my firewall switches from "on" to "off" so everytime i have to go in and switch it back to on from getting a virus. i already had to deal with the trojan.vundo before (where i came here for help - thanks guys!). is there anyway i can prevent my firewall from reseting?

I have a Windows XP, just got it in september for college. thanks again.
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If the firewall is Zone Alarm or another of the free ones, download another version to a folder in my documents, disconnect from the internet, use add / remove to uninstall the existing firewall, reboot, run disc clean up then disc defragmenter, install the new version from the folder in my documents

http://www.filehippo...ware/firewalls/

It may be that removing the trojan has upset the configuration of the firewall
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Cool link; I think this person should look more into this 'vundo' virus that they had previously. Possibly not removed completely. Try this link to download a fix for one of these vundo virus problems:

http://www.majorgeek...ad.php?det=4579

http://www.majorgeek...ad.php?det=4430

Edited by kd1966, 23 October 2005 - 07:47 PM.

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no, its the standard windows firewall. i havent downloaded any othe firewall
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ok, I downloaded both systemac tools.

The Trojan.Vundo Removal Tool 1.4.0 successfully removed it.

"Trojan.Vundo has been successfully removed from your computer!

Here is the report:

The total number of the scanned files: 34928
The number of deleted files: 0
The number of viral processes terminated: 1
The number of viral processes suspended: 1
The number of viral threads terminated: 0
The number of registry entries fixed: 0"

Thanks again, to both of you.
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The XP Firewall only blocks incoming data, the third party firewalls here

http://www.filehippo...ware/firewalls/

will block incoming and outgoing data, when necessary

Zone Alarm is a popular choice, if you go with this or another of the firewalls, turn the XP Firewall off, after you have installed one

You should only have one resident firewall programme running to avoid conflicts
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ok. Sounds good. Thanks
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