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Windows firewall problem

Discussion in 'The Atrium' started by IronMan, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. IronMan

    IronMan Cheesehead

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    A few times a day, my Windows firewall will shut off for about a second, and then turn back on. What causes this?
     
  2. bozz_2006

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    The Windows operating system
     
  3. IronMan

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    Is that normal for XP to do that? It just started happening a few weeks ago.
     
  4. bozz_2006

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    how can you tell that it turns itself off for a few seconds? i think the only time it may do that is when installing updates. not sure though.
     
  5. IronMan

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    On my task bar at the bottom it will pop up, "windows firewall turned off" with a red x. Then it disappears.
     
  6. arrowgargantuan

    arrowgargantuan Cheesehead

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    maybe its gay?

    im just spitballin' here.
     
  7. IronMan

    IronMan Cheesehead

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    Could be.
     
  8. bozz_2006

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    well, i would run a virus scan to rule out that possibility
     
  9. BadlandsViking

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    start it on fire
     
  10. Pack93z

    Pack93z You retired too? .... Not me. I'm in my prime

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    Missed this thread, if it is shutting off there should be an entry in the event viewer tied to the firewall with a error code of some type.

    To get to the event viewer, go into your control panel via the start menu, then administrative tasks, then event viewer. Once in side the check the application log for any error codes tied to the firewall. Scroll through the system one as well.

    Lets start there..
     
  11. IronMan

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    Checked. And no errors. This is the list of events today. And it has happened more than a few times already today.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Pack93z

    Pack93z You retired too? .... Not me. I'm in my prime

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    I am assumming you are running SP2 correct?
     
  13. IronMan

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    Yes.
     
  14. Pack93z

    Pack93z You retired too? .... Not me. I'm in my prime

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    Let me read a little on the MSDN blogs and I will post what I find.. any other type of antivirus or firewall running on the machine?
     
  15. IronMan

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    Yes I run AVG free.
     
  16. longtimefan

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    I have heard that those 2 can conflict with each other..But never has happened to me cuz I have both of them
     

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