Windows XP Security Center thinks windows firewall is on

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jmozzie

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Hello!

I had a windows update install and restart the windows firewall. But, I turn off the windows fall because, I have a certain firewall needed to contect from home to work. I have turned off the firewall service and disabled it. For some reason Windows Security Center still thinks that the windows firewall is running. I have tried turning it back on and then off again. But, that didn't fix the problem. Norton even thinks the windows firewall is off. Does anyone know where in the operating system I can tell the security center that the firewall is off? I would really like to get this fixed. So, I can connect from home to work again. Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.
 

Phantom010

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1. Click on Start > Run > type services.msc

2. Locate and stop Windows Management Instrumentation & Security Center. By default, the Startup Type on both should be Automatic.

3. Go to C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem.

4. Only delete the Repository folder.

5. Reboot your computer.

This will rebuild the deleted folder and the database. Now the Windows Security Center should show the correct info for antivirus and firewall.

After you're done, restart the Windows Management Instrumentation & Security Center services.
 
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