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Old 28th September 2006   #1
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windows cannot display firewall settings


I just got all the spyware and other garbage cleaned out of my system but when I click on windows firewall it says " due to an unidentified problem, windows cannot display windows firewall settings".I have defender pro installed as my firewall now. What could I do to fix it or should I not bother? OS is XP SP2

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If you are happy with Defender Pro stick with it - I must admit to having heard little about it.

You should only run one firewall, but if you want to troubleshoot the Windows firewall start here ....

due to an unidentified problem, windows cannot display windows firewall settings

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cannot import


When I try to merge the registry it says cannot import, there may be a disk or file system error. I like Defender Pro (which is what I'm going to use)but I just want to fix windows firewall.

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Two thoughts ....

Your download may be corrupted and/or you may need to turn off Defender Pro before trying to merge.

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fireaxe--Until you told us about the .reg Merge problem I would have said the following
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Because two firewalls should not be turned on at the same time, Windows Live OneCare turns off Windows Firewall if the latter is running
ZoneAlarm's firewall does the same thing. Maybe Defender Pro does, too. So there may not be anything to fix if you keep using Defender Pro.

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I know you should have only one firewall ,so I'll keep DEFENDER PRO, really had no problems with it so far.Never hurts to ask. Thank You.

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