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gameov3r

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Can someone please help me out?

For some reason I can't enable windows firewall.

I'm getting an error that says,"Windows firewall setting cannot be displayed because the associated service is not running."

Then when i try to start the service it says that windows can't start it.

I have no idea what's wrong with it. It was working fine before I restarted. I removed some spyware; maybe that messed something up?

Thanks.
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Michlos

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Try the following:

1) Reset winsock.
You do this by opening a command promt and typing in "Netsh winsock reset" and press <ENTER>

2) Make sure that ICS is running.
Click Start - Run and type in "services.msc"
Scroll down and find Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Share and make sure that it's set to automatic.

3) Restart your computer.

Hope this helps
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Windows firewall only blocks traffic one way and a third party firewall will be better. You can get a free firewall from zonelabs
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Thanks guys for the info.

I actually restored my computer to a few days before I got the spyware and everything works fine now.

I am thinking about downloading that free firewall though.

Thanks again.
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