Go Back   Tech Support Forum > Networking Forum > Security and Firewalls

Windows Firewall turns off by itself

This is a discussion on Windows Firewall turns off by itself within the Security and Firewalls forums, part of the Tech Support Forum category. When I turn my computer back on after it goes into hibernation or is shut off I get a notice


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-27-2007, 07:46 AM   #1
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 6
OS: vista home premium



When I turn my computer back on after it goes into hibernation or is shut off I get a notice that my firewall is turned off. I have to manually turn it back on every time. This just recently started happened [about two weeks ago] for no apparent reason. I don't have any other firewall, my virus protection is AVG, and I have Ad-aware, Spybot Search and Destroy, and Spyware Blaster for spyware. I have run scans frequently and no problems show up. Can anyone help me?

__________________
anneeby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2007, 09:48 AM   #2
Registered Member
 
Torazar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 34
OS: XP



For starters, it was helpful that you mentioned you don't have multiple firewalls running simultaneously.

Do you have Service Pack 2? If not, please specify what you have.

Does it say Windows Firewall is started in Services?

There is a specific malware that overrides Windows Firewall that you might have, which is the most common problem when this occurs. I know that scanning with BOTH Spybot Search and Destroy and Adaware WILL find it, but do it in Safe Mode only.

__________________
Torazar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2007, 02:20 PM   #3
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 6
OS: vista home premium



I don't know where to find out if I have Service pack 2. On my old computer I had XP and it was listed in My Computer. I don't know where to look for it in Vista.
What is the difference in scanning in Safe Mode and scanning in regular mode? Wouldn't any problems show up during a regular scan? Could you refresh my memory--what F key do I hit for Safe Mode?
__________________
anneeby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2007, 02:26 PM   #4
Registered Member
 
Torazar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 34
OS: XP



Alright, I apologize. I was assuming that you were working with XP. I am pretty sure Vista only has up to Service Pack 1 at the moment AND my previous response was incorrect due to the fact that I was under the impression you were using XP.

Quick question: Do you have Windows Live One Care installed?
__________________
Torazar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2007, 05:17 PM   #5
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 6
OS: vista home premium



I don't think so. I don't have anything by that name listed in Programs.
__________________
anneeby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2007, 05:18 PM   #6
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 6
OS: vista home premium



I ran a scan in Safe Mode for Ad-aware and Spybot. Neither of them came up with anything.
__________________
anneeby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2007, 07:34 AM   #7
Registered Member
 
petronius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: NorCal
Posts: 117
OS: XP SP2



Your first step should be to look in Event Viewer for any events related to Windows Firewall. If it is stopping on it's own there is most likely something logged there about it.
__________________
petronius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2007, 07:37 AM   #8
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 6
OS: vista home premium



where is the event viewer?
__________________
anneeby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2007, 08:08 AM   #9
Registered Member
 
Torazar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 34
OS: XP



You can find it in the Administrative Tools in the Control Panel or off the Start Menu. If you frequently access the console you may want to create a shortcut to the Event Viewer on your desktop, making it a little more accessible.

To do this, right click an empty area on your desktop, point to New, and click Shortcut. When the Create Shortcut Wizard appears, type in the following path:

c:\windows\system32\mmc.exe c:\windows\system32\evetvwr.msc.

Click Next. Type in a name for the shortcut and click Finish.

Now when you need to launch Event Viewer, simply double click the icon on your desktop.
__________________
Torazar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2007, 08:14 AM   #10
Registered Member
 
petronius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: NorCal
Posts: 117
OS: XP SP2



Vista is little bit different than XP so the easiest way to open it for the time being is to go to Start/Run, type eventvwr.msc and press enter.
__________________
petronius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2010, 02:31 AM   #11
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 1
OS: Vista



i have exactly the same problem as anneby!! her first descrption is also mine: ie. i have vista, AVG and Spybot. Firewall disables on its own every time pc goes nto hybernation or shut off. I've followed the thread listed above. My normal scans never showed anything and have just viewed eventvwr but have no idea what to do next.

__________________
Desie01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is on
Smilies are on
[IMG] code is on
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Post a Question


» Site Navigation
 > FAQ
  > 10.0.0.2


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:14 PM.


Copyright 2001 - 2014, Tech Support Forum

Windows 7 - Windows XP - Windows Vista - Trojan Removal - Spyware Removal - Virus Removal - Networking - Security - Top Web Hosts