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Windows 7: Firewall issue

12 Jul 2011   #1

Win 7 Ultimate, x64-bit
 
 
Firewall issue

Can somebody tell me how to keep my Firewall turned on once and for all times!??

Whenever I turn on my machine and go "just to check" my firewall....he's turned off. This has been always, I don't know why. Windows issue???

Then I turn it on by pressing " use recommended settings" button, then ok. But
he always shuts himself when I start computer again. Help please...any advice would be appreciated!



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12 Jul 2011   #2

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

What do you use for system security?
Do you have any other firewalls running on a third-party program?

Which leads to, Some third-party programs will prevent Windows Firewall from starting.

Check your event viewer:
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To view the security auditing events

  1. Click Start, and in the Start Search box, start typing Event Viewer. Double-click Event Viewer when it appears in the Programs list.
  2. If the User Account Control dialog box appears, confirm that the action it displays is what you want, and then click Continue.
  3. In the navigation page, expand Windows Logs, and then click Security.
  4. Look for events with numbers in the range of 4900 to the low 5000s that indicate that the firewall service (MpsSvc) was stopped. Open the event, and then click the Event Log Online Help link to determine why the service stopped, and how to get it started again.
Source:Windows Firewall Is Turned off Every Time I Start My Computer

Something else to consider if you have ever had Live Onecare installed: After installing MSE, Windows Firewall turns off after computer is reactivated from sleep mode.
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12 Jul 2011   #3

Win 7 Ultimate, x64-bit
 
 

I don't know I've looked into Event Viewer but there is nothing about security-related problems. I have AVG 2011 Internet security. Maybe he's stopping my firewall to work. AVG's firewall is always enabled so....he might be the potencial cause to all of this. What u think?
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12 Jul 2011   #4

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That is the problem.

AVG's firewall is over-riding the Windows firewall. You can not have two firewalls running at the same time.
Just as you can not have two anti-virus programs running at the same time.

If you are comfortable with AVG's security, and firewall performance, I would say let sleeping dogs lie.
If not, you will have to go into AVG and shut its firewall down. Then go to Windows firewall and start it up. That is a decision only you can make.

For the sake of argument you could shutdown AVG's firewall, and start up Windows firewall, just to see if Windows firewall will work the way you think it should. but I think it will.
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12 Jul 2011   #5

Desk Top with Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit and Lap Top with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I've had problems with some of the third party firewalls. Now I'm just using the built in firewall in Windows 7. It seems to be doing the job. But it is true as stated above that you can't have 2 firewalls running at the same time.
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12 Jul 2011   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
That is the problem.

AVG's firewall is over-riding the Windows firewall. You can not have two firewalls running at the same time.
Just as you can not have two anti-virus programs running at the same time.

If you are comfortable with AVG's security, and firewall performance, I would say let sleeping dogs lie.
If not, you will have to go into AVG and shut its firewall down. Then go to Windows firewall and start it up. That is a decision only you can make.

For the sake of argument you could shutdown AVG's firewall, and start up Windows firewall, just to see if Windows firewall will work the way you think it should. but I think it will.
You can have two Anti Virus programs running but it is seriously not recommended and will cause Major performance issues

Josh
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13 Jul 2011   #7

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shadowjk View Post
You can have two Anti Virus programs running but it is seriously not recommended and will cause Major performance issues

Josh
I saw that after I read what I posted, and thought:

"My, what a generalized statement"

But I did not have the time to correct it or elaborate.

One of the better explanations I have read:
Anti-Malware software question | BleepingComputer

A quick search on MS TechNet:
two Anti Virus programs running - Microsoft TechNet Search


So Josh, keep checking up on me, I do not mind a bit!


Anak
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13 Jul 2011   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

If you choose not to use the windows firewall, you can turn off the notification.

Action Center - Change Message Settings

A Guy
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