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Windows 7: firewall keeps turning off

04 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 
firewall keeps turning off

Every time I start my computer the fire wall is off. I have reset default settings numerous times and it still does it. Malwarebytes and virus scans come back clean, any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you.....mv

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04 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 Backtrack 4 R2
 
 

What AV are you using?
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04 Mar 2011   #3

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

Hi,

Check to see that your current anti-virus isn't using its firewall in preference to Windows Firewall. If not, then check SERVICES to see that Windows Firewall is set to startup automatically, as shown below. Right-click on it and then choose properties to check its startup configuration.

Regards,
Golden


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04 Mar 2011   #4
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Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dysertmv View Post
Every time I start my computer the fire wall is off. I have reset default settings numerous times and it still does it. Malwarebytes and virus scans come back clean, any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you.....mv
Malware can disable services and not be detected by virus scans or MBam.

What Anti-Virus program are you using?

Have you noticed any other 'funny/strange' sort of stuff going on?
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05 Mar 2011   #5

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dysertmv View Post
Every time I start my computer the fire wall is off. I have reset default settings numerous times and it still does it. Malwarebytes and virus scans come back clean, any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you.....mv
Just in case it's not clear from the previous posts security solutions that include a firewall almost always turn off the Windows Firewall to prevent problems. For instance I use Norton Internet Security, and if I turned on the Windows Firewall NIS would turn it off during the next reboot.
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05 Mar 2011   #6

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

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06 Mar 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Hi,

Check to see that your current anti-virus isn't using its firewall in preference to Windows Firewall. If not, then check SERVICES to see that Windows Firewall is set to startup automatically, as shown below. Right-click on it and then choose properties to check its startup configuration.

Regards,
Golden
All that is correct as you showed, I am using Centurylink F-Secure AV, its firewall is on, maybe it disables the windows firewall and uses it, I just hope its ok. not really having any issues, just wandering why its off. thanx
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06 Mar 2011   #8

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dysertmv View Post
I am using Centurylink F-Secure AV, its firewall is on, maybe it disables the windows firewall and uses it, I just hope its ok. not really having any issues, just wandering why its off. thanx
Yep. When you use another softwares firewall it turns off the Windows one, unless you choose to change it.

Your system sounds fine to me.

Regards,
Golden
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08 Mar 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

Thank you very much, I appreciate your time.....
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08 Mar 2011   #10

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No worries.
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