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How to remove SP2 firewall

by bently / August 23, 2004 12:11 AM PDT

Since I installed SP2, I have 2 extra icons in the Taskmanager.

Next to the "2 monitor" icon that indicates I am online...
I have two more "2 monitor" icons, one with yellow triangle with ! in the triangle...
and one 2 monitor icon with red X on it.

Those 2 extra monitors represent SP2 firewall and I am having problems with some sites NOT loading since this firewall was installed by SP2, so I want to uninstall or remove these 2 icons.

How do I do that. I found how to turn it off, but would like to remove the icons if possible.

Thanks

Ben

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Re: How to remove SP2 firewall
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 23, 2004 1:19 AM PDT

That firewall was there before, but disabled. There is no unisntall for that one. But you can look in Start, Help and Support about ICF and how to control is as well as disable it.

Bob

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can I remove icons Re: How to remove SP2 firewall
by bently / August 23, 2004 2:27 AM PDT

Thanks Bob,

How can I remove the 2 firewall icons from bottom right hand of my monitor. The one with the red X obviously is not a working program.

Ben

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Ben, see if a solution is here...
by glenn30 / August 23, 2004 2:55 AM PDT
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Ben, This Should Help
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / August 23, 2004 3:26 AM PDT

The red shield with the X in it is the SP2 reminder icon that you have the firewall disabled, or at least one of the security features isn't running. Try this: Open the Control Panel, double click on the 'Security Center" icon, and when it opens select the option to disable the firewall. Next, in that Firewall section, click on the "Recommendations" button, then place a CEHCK mark in the "I have a firewall solution that I monitor myself", then click on OK. Next, click on the "Change the way Security Center alerts me" on the lower left part of the screen. When that opens, UNCHECK all three boxes listed there. Click on OK and the system tray icons should disappear.

PLEASE NOTE: Following the procedures above basically disables all of the warning options that reside in the new Service Pack 2. You may or may not like this option.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Re: Ben, This Should Help
by bently / August 23, 2004 5:12 AM PDT
In reply to: Ben, This Should Help

Thanks Grif,

That did it.

Also went to RegEdit and removed unneeded second connection data.

All seems to be working fine now.


Ben

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(NT) (NT) Ben, Good Job & Glad We Could Help !
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / August 23, 2004 1:51 PM PDT
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Re: How to remove SP2 firewall
by DBman190 / August 27, 2004 12:58 AM PDT

The easiest way to disable the firewall permanently, and disable notifications about it is to:

1. Open security center
2. At the bottom, choose Manage Security Settings for Windows Firewall
3. turn the firewall off
4. under firewall where it says OFF and is red, click recommendations
5. click I Have a Firewall Solution I'll Monitor Myself

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Re: How to remove SP2 firewall
by seymouru / August 30, 2004 9:57 AM PDT

I followed these steps, but the red shield re-appears every time I reboot. I also have to re-check "I have a firewall solution that I monitor myself" after each reboot. Am I doing something wrong?

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Seymouru, Did You Try ???
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / August 30, 2004 1:33 PM PDT
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Re: Seymouru, Did You Try ???
by seymouru / August 30, 2004 4:27 PM PDT

Grif,

Thanks for your ideas. I had initially tried everything you suggested, and then retried everything again. I checked "I have a firewall solution that I monitor myself," and unchecked all three boxes under "Change the way Security Center alerts me." But after a reboot, the "I have a firewall..." button is de-selected, and the Firewall box under "Change the way..." is unchecked.

Very strange! Any additional thoughts?

Seymour

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(NT) (NT) And Did You Disable The FW BEFORE Trying Those Steps
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / August 31, 2004 12:53 PM PDT
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Yes I did -- I also found the solution to the problem
by seymouru / August 31, 2004 2:29 PM PDT

The way to permanently disable the warning messages is to disable the Security Center service:

1. Go to Start > Run > type in "services.msc" (no quotes)
2. Find "Security Center" in the list, and double click on it
3. Set "Startup type" to Disabled
4. Reboot

Hope this helps anyone else who has this problem.

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(NT) (NT) Seymouru, Good Job & Thanks For Posting Back !
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / September 1, 2004 2:04 PM PDT
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Re: How to remove SP2 firewall
by danterio / August 27, 2004 1:27 AM PDT

Go to Control Panel
Click on Network Connections
Right click on the Icon representing your connection
click on properties from the drop down menu
click on the Advanced tab
uncheck the box for Internet Firewall

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Done
by bently / August 27, 2004 1:35 AM PDT

got it done, thanks to all.

Ben

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