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firewall wont turn on and other issues

Hi there,I am having problems with a few PC issues.

I am running XP media edition,service pack 3 and since Friday have been unable to turn on the firewall. (I get an error message saying the ICS is not running)

Also my theme has changed to windows classic from windows XP (modified) and when I trid to reset it the windows modified theme has vanished from my machine.

The third thing is that wehn using the internet the pages are constantly redirecting.

I have run a virus scan using AVG 9 and that has not shown any problems.I have also run a scan from microsoft that found and cleaned 3 viruses but that has not helped. I have got a free trial firewall from zonealarn in the meantime,but wondered if anyone can help with the above?

Many thanks.

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hi,
Please do to services (type services.msc in runa and press enter) and from the list find out internet connection sharing(ICS) and enable it by clicking on it. I can also suggest you to download malwarebytes and update it, tha run it on the sytem to find any potential spywares in your system.

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Hello and thanks.

I have tried both of the suggestions without success.

When attempting the second I am getting error message 2 saying "the system cannot find the file specified"

Any further suggestions please?

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