Windows XP Home SP2 firewall issue



Nocturnal
07-10-2005, 01:31 AM
I have a computer which has WinXP Home SP2 and basically I removed a
virus/spyware that somehow managed to mess up the firewall settings. Right
now I can manually through registry turn on and off the firewall. However,
it is ALWAYS greyed out, the enable and disable are greyed out and I'm
unable to choose either. I know it is an option within the registry but I'm
having a damn hard time figuring out what it might be. Does anyone have any
clue?

Mark L. Ferguson
07-10-2005, 01:31 AM
the netsh command in SP2 can rebuild your Winsock. Open the command prompt and type: netsh winsock reset , then press ENTER.

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"Nocturnal" <nocturnal@anonymous.com> wrote in message news:eRhKyt7dFHA.2128@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>I have a computer which has WinXP Home SP2 and basically I removed a virus/spyware that somehow managed to mess up the firewall
>settings. Right now I can manually through registry turn on and off the firewall. However, it is ALWAYS greyed out, the enable
>and disable are greyed out and I'm unable to choose either. I know it is an option within the registry but I'm having a damn hard
>time figuring out what it might be. Does anyone have any clue?
>


Windows XP Home SP2 firewall issue