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Windows 7: Can't start Windows Firewall service.

09 Jun 2013   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Very good find Jacee.

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12 Jun 2013   #12
NathanH92

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
c:\program files (x86)\adobe\adobe dreamweaver cs6\configuration\taglibraries\html\keygen.vtm
c:\program files (x86)\jdownloader\jd\plugins\hoster\crackedcom.class
c:\program files (x86)\six networks\play withsix\tools\bin\ssh-keygen.exe
c:\windows\kmsemulator.exe

There's your trouble
Oh ok, so what am I supposed to do?

Uninstall/delete DreamWeaver, jDownloader, Play WithSix and kmsemulator.exe ??? Or are they viruses or something?
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12 Jun 2013   #13
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

It's really important, if you value your PC at all, to stay away from P2P file sharing programs,
like utorrent, Bittorrent, Azureus, Limewire, Vuze.

Theives have "planted" thousands upon thousands of infections in the "free" shared files.
Some of the recent infections can turn your machine into a doorstop.

It's also very important to avoid any "cracks" or "Keygens" that allow unauthorized use of programs.

So called "free" (not paid for) files are loaded with "planted" malware. So, basically you have helped yourself to free malware
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12 Jun 2013   #14
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

NathanH92

LOL you don't have to worry about Limewire . That P2P program is gone .
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12 Jun 2013   #15
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Kaspersky Pure may be the culprit here. It does disable the Windows Firewall.

If you want to uninstall the program you paid for, and re-enable the Windows Firewall, it is up to you.
http://support.kaspersky.com/common/...e.aspx?el=1464
Would check to see if you can re-install Kaspersky Pure after the Windows Firewall is functional again. However, once you re-install Kaspersky, the Windows Firewall will be disabled again!!
You will be back to where you started.

If you feel you need to pursue the issue further, there is a Repair Windows Firewall utility that you can download:
Repair Windows Firewall
Save to the Desktop
Double-click to run it.

When done, check the Windows Firewall, and see if it runs.
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12 Jun 2013   #16
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

If you want you may disable the Firewall inside Kaspersky Pure 3.0

Click on the inside type Kaspersky PURE 3.0 and press [ENTER]

Inside Kaspersky PURE 3.0 in the top right corner of the main window click on the Settings .
In the top part of the Settings window go to the Protection tab and select Firewall.
In the right part of the window uncheck the Enable Firewall box.
In the Settings window click the OK button.
Close the program .
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12 Jun 2013   #17
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Well, we have more than 20 files that are either cracked or keygens.

My guess would be that Kaspersky PURE 3.0 is also one of them. If you paid for this program, then follow the above instructions.
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13 Jun 2013   #18
hexaq

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
It's really important, if you value your PC at all, to stay away from P2P file sharing programs,
like utorrent, Bittorrent, Azureus, Limewire, Vuze.

Theives have "planted" thousands upon thousands of infections in the "free" shared files.
Some of the recent infections can turn your machine into a doorstop.

It's also very important to avoid any "cracks" or "Keygens" that allow unauthorized use of programs.

So called "free" (not paid for) files are loaded with "planted" malware. So, basically you have helped yourself to free malware
Just a distinction on the torrent/P2P programs mentioned above, using them does not automatically give you viruses and malware. However, using them to download and install 'free' versions of paid programs is asking for trouble.

The same 'free' program can come from a USB drive brought from a friend's PC, in a attachment on a email, various download sites from the internet...etc...etc.

Is the difference between the tool and the action. The P2P program is like the kitchen knife, the cook and the deranged psycho both use it, but the end result is different. Don't be the psycho.
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13 Jun 2013   #19
NathanH92

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cottonball View Post
Kaspersky Pure may be the culprit here. It does disable the Windows Firewall.

If you want to uninstall the program you paid for, and re-enable the Windows Firewall, it is up to you.
Service articles
Would check to see if you can re-install Kaspersky Pure after the Windows Firewall is functional again. However, once you re-install Kaspersky, the Windows Firewall will be disabled again!!
You will be back to where you started.

If you feel you need to pursue the issue further, there is a Repair Windows Firewall utility that you can download:
Repair Windows Firewall
Save to the Desktop
Double-click to run it.

When done, check the Windows Firewall, and see if it runs.
I don't think it is the issue, I backed up my PC and completely removed it ot see if it would bring it back and it didnt.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Well, we have more than 20 files that are either cracked or keygens.

My guess would be that Kaspersky PURE 3.0 is also one of them. If you paid for this program, then follow the above instructions.
Actually Kaspersky PURE 3.0 is paid for and has a serial.



I am now thinking of just backing up again and doing a fresh install, reinstalling PURE 3.0 to see if that is the issue.

My PC could probs do with a fresh install to remove all the cr*p that has been put on it over the years.

EDIT: If I were to do this, my biggest worry is re-installing Windows 7 and Office 2010 (both which have paid for product keys from my uni DreamSpark account) that they will show as invalid if I try to install again using them.

Is there a way I can like backup the verification files so I can just restore them after a new install?
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13 Jun 2013   #20
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

See if you can find the keys to these using Belarc Advisor. Print out the full report .... you may need it someday!
http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html
Be sure to *NOTE* the keys for re-installation.
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