Windows Service Pack 2 Firewall
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Windows Service Pack 2 Firewall

  1. #1

    Windows Service Pack 2 Firewall

    I Have Windows Service Pack 2 and it comes with a Firewall. My problem is when I start up my computer a little icon in the icon tray pops up saying "Your Firewall is not activated, click here to activate it". I was wondering why this is happining. Its kind of annoying having this pop up every time i restart my computer.
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...tocry/sig2.jpg
    Code:
    SELECT * FROM users WHERE clue > 0;
    0 rows returned;

  2. #2
    You could try turning on your firewall.
    http://www.microsoft.com/athome/secu.../firewall.aspx

    Or, you can simply navigate the security center's simple GUI that is alerting you, and tell it that you will monitor the firewall yourself.

    If your firewall is on, and it is giving you that alert, then you need to sweep for malware that may be interfering w/ the firewall.

  3. #3
    PHP/PostgreSQL guy
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Posts
    1,164
    Pretty much S_P said, but to go a little further, you can do the following:

    Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Security Center (can't remember the name entirely)...

    Open that up and there's something on the left about "Change the way Security Center alerts me" and turn off the firewall (and whatever else you don't want to know about).
    We the willing, led by the unknowing, have been doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much with so little for so long that we are now qualified to do just about anything with almost nothing.

  4. #4
    its not on when the message pops up but i want to keep it on
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...tocry/sig2.jpg
    Code:
    SELECT * FROM users WHERE clue > 0;
    0 rows returned;

  5. #5
    AOs Resident Troll
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    3,152
    use the link soda_popinsky has provided...


    it shows you how to configure\setup the xp firewall

    MLF
    How people treat you is their karma- how you react is yours-Wayne Dyer

  6. #6
    That link is old....I have Service Pack 2. I have already done that. Its all controlled by Start -> Control Panel -> Security Center.

    oh and does anyone know a good list of ports to block?
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...tocry/sig2.jpg
    Code:
    SELECT * FROM users WHERE clue > 0;
    0 rows returned;

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    1,130
    Originally posted here by WhiteHat_h4xx0r
    That link is old....I have Service Pack 2. I have already done that. Its all controlled by Start -> Control Panel -> Security Center.

    oh and does anyone know a good list of ports to block?
    "Block everything and release (after) just those you need"

    Its kinda silly, but its the best advice i can give you
    Meu sítio

    FORMAT C: Yes ...Yes??? ...Nooooo!!! ^C ^C ^C ^C ^C
    If I die before I sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to encrypt.
    If I die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to brake.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •