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Where on my PC can I find my firewall...

by zandersmith1 / July 26, 2006 4:34 PM PDT

Hi everybody, since I cannot install the software for my webcam (gives the following error: "no acces to install shield ikernel.exe") neither the software for office 2003 (installation stops when a box pops up which says: "preparing office 2003 installation wizard")
a friend of mine told me it might help if I shut down my firewall.....but I cannot find it on my PC, can anybody tell me where to find it?? Would be highly appreciated!

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Re: Firewall
by Kees Bakker / July 26, 2006 5:05 PM PDT

I don't think your friend is right. A firewall only should care about Internet, not about running install programs. But it won't harm, if you disconnect from the Internet during this experiment: just pull out the cable or turn off the modem.

If you've got a separate firewall (Zonealarm, Kerio or another one) installed, you should know about it or see an icon in the System Notification Area (bottom right next to the clock). So I assume you don't have such a seperate program.

If you've got Windows XP SP2, go to Config Panel>Security Center. That's the easiest way to start it. Once you've found it, read about the firewall options.

If you don't have Windows XP SP2 (but still SP1 or even the basic version) better update to SP2! describes where to find your firewall until you do the update.

Hope this helps.


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by ga_sk8er / June 21, 2009 7:39 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: Firewall

actually a firewall will have an effect on programs that use the internet. That would include Microsoft Office since it uses windows updates to update itself THROUGH THE INTERNET.

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