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Windows Firewall

Am running Windows XP Home Edition SP 2 w/Norton Internet Security Windows Defender, Spyboot Search and Destroy
My question is, why does my Windows Firewall keep shutting itself off? I put a shortcut on the desktop so I could check on it and turn it on when it was off. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you

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Mabye this is why...

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Well im no expert but it might be because you already have something to protect your computer and may act like a firewall.

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Norton Internet security includes a firewall

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you can only have one firewall at a time
John

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Huh?

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Since when can you only have one active firewall? I run ZoneAlarm and Windows firewall simultaneously with no hitch.

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Not so much ability as point

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There is no point to running multiple firewalls, since the protection provided doesn't stack and it needlessly complicates matters. Most third party firewalls disable the Windows firewall, since it is made superfluous.

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Spybot

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Since you already have Spybot, first, make sure it's up to date. Second, enable the TeaTimer. Third, run a full system scan. There is a well known program called Windows.Firewall.Disable.Notify. If not, go download HiJack This and post the log.

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Norton shuts it down...

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From the Norton security I see , same as yours, it shuts the XP firewall down automatically. Most firewall or securities that include them will do this now. XP firewall is OK to get quickly connected from a fresh install for minor protection "better than none" but that's about it. You shouldn't have more than one firewall running at a time or anti-virus. One good of each will do the same as 10 only without conflict Wink So in short, be glad XP firewall is off and that you have something else.

Paul

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