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your computer might be at risk

by dawillie / May 28, 2005 5:49 AM PDT

I have got this message twice today on re-boot.

the entire message says 'your computer may be at risk because firewall is not turned on'.

I have the firewall enabled and has been so since i d/l SP-2.

As far as I know I am clean with AVG for default AV periodic on line scans with Trend and/ or Panda.

MSAS enabled as well as Ewido Security Suite, a second firewall Kerio v 2.1.5 and rountine malware scans with Spybot and Ad-Aware.

I am also behind a router and all of the software in 'enabled' in MS Firewall.

All these have been in place for sometime and no functionality problems.

XP-PRO-SP-2 fully patched.

Has any one else experienced this phenomenon and is there a workaround or an MS article that deals with the issue.


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same problem
by milentie / May 28, 2005 7:05 AM PDT

i have the same problem and i also have firewall installed, did you maybe find the solution?

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went back to firewall settings
by dawillie / May 28, 2005 7:29 AM PDT
In reply to: same problem

and made sure all my software was 'enabled' in it.

then de-activated the firewall and re-activated it.

re-booted TWICE and no warning of any kind.

will igonore it from now on if it pops up because i have two more firewalls, had them before SP-2 and was adequately protected.

you might want to take the same approach.

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The ''trick'' is to....
by Papa Echo / May 28, 2005 8:31 AM PDT
will igonore it from now on if it pops up because i have two more firewalls, had them before SP-2 and was adequately protected.

use only ONE firewall. Either SP2's or one of the others, so that there is no conflict.
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your computer.......
by Earthquake McGoon / May 28, 2005 10:15 AM PDT

I don't thin k you should have more than one firewall enabled at a time. This will avoid conflicts.

Earthquake McGoon

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firewall not turned on
by mantengaze / January 17, 2009 4:00 PM PST

well I am a dumb *** so most of what you said went straight over my head.. I spilt beer on my keyboard and within half an hour my things that I typed in started to get mixed up; a backspace would come up as a 8 and an a became a ap. This problem seems to have repaired itself however now I get this message " your fire wall is not turned on " so Im not sure if it is a coincedence or if there is something wrong with my machine.

I have tried the Microsoft "fix it" program but im still getting the message.

The computer runs slower than before and I am not sure what to do now..

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