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Security Center Says Firewall On Even When I Turn It Off

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by theecmo, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. theecmo

    theecmo Flightless Bird

    Running XP Pro SP3. I've turned the Windows Firewall off through the Control
    Panel/Windows Firewall, but when I go to the Security Center it says the
    Firewall is On. Clicking on the Firewall Options takes me back to the
    Firewall window which shows it is off. Anyone know how to get Security Center
    to reflect that the firewall is off...or is it really on and my turning it
    off isn't really turning it off?
    Thanks in advance for any help.
     
  2. Randem

    Randem Flightless Bird

    You probably have another firewall installed...

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    "theecmo" <theecmo@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:F5051C90-2A41-42E8-9B9C-EC943A1D48AB@microsoft.com...
    > Running XP Pro SP3. I've turned the Windows Firewall off through the
    > Control
    > Panel/Windows Firewall, but when I go to the Security Center it says the
    > Firewall is On. Clicking on the Firewall Options takes me back to the
    > Firewall window which shows it is off. Anyone know how to get Security
    > Center
    > to reflect that the firewall is off...or is it really on and my turning it
    > off isn't really turning it off?
    > Thanks in advance for any help.
     
  3. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

    theecmo wrote:

    > Running XP Pro SP3. I've turned the Windows Firewall off through the Control
    > Panel/Windows Firewall, but when I go to the Security Center it says the
    > Firewall is On. Clicking on the Firewall Options takes me back to the
    > Firewall window which shows it is off. Anyone know how to get Security Center
    > to reflect that the firewall is off...or is it really on and my turning it
    > off isn't really turning it off?
    > Thanks in advance for any help.


    Did you configure the SC to *not* inform you when the firewall is
    disabled?

    Run SC.
    Click "Change the way Security Center alerts me"
     
  4. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Which firewall?

    theecmo wrote:
    > Running XP Pro SP3. I've turned the Windows Firewall off through the
    > Control
    > Panel/Windows Firewall, but when I go to the Security Center it says the
    > Firewall is On. Clicking on the Firewall Options takes me back to the
    > Firewall window which shows it is off. Anyone know how to get Security
    > Center to reflect that the firewall is off...or is it really on and my
    > turning it off isn't really turning it off?
    > Thanks in advance for any help.
     
  5. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

    PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:

    > theecmo wrote:
    >
    >> Running XP Pro SP3. I've turned the Windows Firewall off through the
    >> Control Panel/Windows Firewall, but when I go to the Security Center
    >> it says the Firewall is On. Clicking on the Firewall Options takes
    >> me back to the Firewall window which shows it is off. Anyone know
    >> how to get Security Center to reflect that the firewall is off...or
    >> is it really on and my turning it off isn't really turning it off?

    >
    > Which firewall?


    Stipulated in the first sentence of the OP's post. I'm leaning towards
    Randem's reply that perhaps the OP has another firewall as part of some
    other security suite he installed. Some 3rd party firewalls actually
    tell you to NOT incorporate the Security Center with their firewall
    (because they didn't design it to cooperate with the Security Center).
     

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