Microsoft Firewall Question



JE
07-10-2005, 02:24 AM
I have a family member that has been struck by hackers. I looked to see if
the internet connections were protected by the MS Firewall and I can't set
it to be active. It has a message that says the following: "For your
security some settings are controlled by Group Policy". "Windows Firewall
is turned off. Your Net Admin is using Group Policy to control these
settings". They have cable internet connection and wondered if that is
controlling the firewall function.

Thanks

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Mark L. Ferguson
07-10-2005, 02:24 AM
Any hacker that did that would also bar access to the utility for Group Policy. (GPEDIT.MSC) Certainly you cna change the setting if
you have access to this utility, but you are probably better off just saving data, and reinstalling all.

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"JE" <jedmunds@NoSpamiowadsl.net> wrote in message news:ORMhSZ2bFHA.2124@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>I have a family member that has been struck by hackers. I looked to see if the internet connections were protected by the MS
>Firewall and I can't set it to be active. It has a message that says the following: "For your security some settings are
>controlled by Group Policy". "Windows Firewall is turned off. Your Net Admin is using Group Policy to control these settings".
>They have cable internet connection and wondered if that is controlling the firewall function.
>
> Thanks
>
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JE
07-10-2005, 02:25 AM
Thanks for the reply Mark. I understand that WinXP Home does not contain
GPEDIT. Apparently you can make changes in the registery but I really don't
know where to look there!

Thanks,
Jack


"Mark L. Ferguson" <marfer_mvpREMOVE@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Any hacker that did that would also bar access to the utility for Group
> Policy. (GPEDIT.MSC) Certainly you cna change the setting if you have
> access to this utility, but you are probably better off just saving data,
> and reinstalling all.
>
> --
> Mark L. Ferguson
> FAQ for Windows Antispy
> http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
> "JE" <jedmunds@NoSpamiowadsl.net> wrote in message
> news:ORMhSZ2bFHA.2124@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>>I have a family member that has been struck by hackers. I looked to see
>>if the internet connections were protected by the MS Firewall and I can't
>>set it to be active. It has a message that says the following: "For your
>>security some settings are controlled by Group Policy". "Windows Firewall
>>is turned off. Your Net Admin is using Group Policy to control these
>>settings". They have cable internet connection and wondered if that is
>>controlling the firewall function.
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> --
>> Email no good, reply to group
>>
>
>


Microsoft Firewall Question