windows firewall won't turn off



dave o.
07-10-2005, 01:26 AM
I'm running win XP SP2 and the firewall is consistently interfering with
various programs that I want to run - streaming video, Bluetooth, etc. I have
shut off the firewall in the control panel, but it has become a zombie,
continuing to block things even in the local zone and within the corporate
intranet. how can i kill this thing? Does it involve a stake through the
heart or a silver bullet?

thanks

Mark L. Ferguson
07-10-2005, 01:27 AM
875357 - Troubleshooting Windows Firewall settings in Windows XP Service Pack 2:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=875357



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FAQ for Windows Antispy http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
"dave o." <me@mymail.com> wrote in message news:A5181791-FBE6-4833-84D4-54DC1E8EBEF9@microsoft.com...
> I'm running win XP SP2 and the firewall is consistently interfering with
> various programs that I want to run - streaming video, Bluetooth, etc. I have
> shut off the firewall in the control panel, but it has become a zombie,
> continuing to block things even in the local zone and within the corporate
> intranet. how can i kill this thing? Does it involve a stake through the
> heart or a silver bullet?
>
> thanks

dave o.
07-10-2005, 01:29 AM
The link was somewhat informative, but, in the end, I had to kill the service
in order to get rid of it. Not sure why the control panel had no effect.

thanks

"Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:

> 875357 - Troubleshooting Windows Firewall settings in Windows XP Service Pack 2:
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=875357
>
>
>
> --
> Mark L. Ferguson
> FAQ for Windows Antispy http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
> "dave o." <me@mymail.com> wrote in message news:A5181791-FBE6-4833-84D4-54DC1E8EBEF9@microsoft.com...
> > I'm running win XP SP2 and the firewall is consistently interfering with
> > various programs that I want to run - streaming video, Bluetooth, etc. I have
> > shut off the firewall in the control panel, but it has become a zombie,
> > continuing to block things even in the local zone and within the corporate
> > intranet. how can i kill this thing? Does it involve a stake through the
> > heart or a silver bullet?
> >
> > thanks
>
>
>


windows firewall won't turn off