Re: XP Firewall will not enable at system boot
From: Peter (r2d2)
Date: Sat, 2 Apr 2005 21:16:36 -0500
I have WF turned off because I've given McAfee control of the firewall. Not
wise to have two software firewalls, although it is OK to have a hardware FW
(modem/router etc) and a software one working together.
Remember that WF is one way only - inbound. It does nothing if you open a
dangerous attachment in an email for instance, that's where software ones
are superior because they work both inbound and outbound.
-- Peter Toronto, Canada XP Home SP2 P4 dual HT @ 3.0ghz, 1.0gb RAM, 160gb HD "Arkansas 275" <Arkansas275@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:106DBF11-017A-4D2C-B7E0-C36271490FA5@microsoft.com... >I have Norton Internet Security Personal Firewall, disabled, but Norton > Internet Security Outbreak Alert, Anti Spam, Intrusion Detection, and > Anitvirus is enabled. I will disable everything except antivirus and see > what happens. > > "Peter" wrote: > >> It will be turned off if you have another software firewall enabled... if >> you don't then not sure what is causing that. >> >> -- >> Peter >> Toronto, Canada >> XP Home SP2 >> P4 dual HT @ 3.0ghz, 1.0gb RAM, 160gb HD >> "Arkansas 275" <Arkansas275@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message >> news:982DDEEA-2808-43A7-A323-B48D2834DCA4@microsoft.com... >> >I am running XP Home SP2. I use Norton Internet Security with the >> >firewall >> > feture disabled. In spite of all my attempts to get XP SP2 Firewall to >> > enable when I boot, it always comes up disabled until I manually enable >> > it. >> > >> > I update definitions and run Spybot S&D, Ad-Aware SE Plus, Spy Sweeper, >> > and >> > antivirus feature of Notron Internet Security 2005 at least once a week >> > so >> > I >> > am farely confident that I do not have a virus, worm, or any other such >> > malware. >> > >> > The only suggestion anyone has made was by a couple people who hate >> > Norton >> > so they uttered a few comments and told me to uninstall Norton. >> > >> > Can anyone help with something other than to blame Norton? >> > >> > Thanks in advance for your help. >> > -- >> > Dick >> >> >>