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xp and kerio firewall question...please help

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by pamdreaming, Jan 9, 2004.

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  1. pamdreaming

    pamdreaming Thread Starter

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    ok, here's the story.
    I upgraded to xp home edition about 3 wks ago. Things are pretty smooth with no glitches, almost. I am running an inexpensive computer with lots of hard drive space and 256k memory.
    I installed the free version of kerio 2.1 personal firewall. I am very much the novice on what to allow and what to deny permission but that is a different story, I hope.
    I called the co. that built my computer and they suggested that i uninstall kerio, then reinstall which I did. The reason was because each time I tried to open "status,administration", or anything, I got a box stating that Kerio was running on a remote computer(the box was checked) and the "status window" box was checked. Nothing happens when I try to change to the "local host" box and the Admin box.
    When I boot up, I get two pop up boxes, one stating:
    Ffvarlibinit:var_server_starterror 1(10048:bind()failed
    and the other stating:
    KFE initialization failed: invalid parameter
    Now the crazy part about it is that Kerio is currently active and running. I called Kerio and they told me they do not support the free version. So, basically, I can't get into the firewall to make any changes or do anything to anything to this program. By the way, when I began to uninstall there were two Kerio's. One was the Kerio 2.1 and the other was just Kerio. On uninstallation of Kerio, it said I would have to restart in VGA to uninstall. I have no clue as to what that is or what to do. Can anyone help me straighten out this mess? Thanks in advance. Have I been wormed?
     
  2. ~Candy~

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    They probably want the uninstall done in safe mode.
     
  3. pamdreaming

    pamdreaming Thread Starter

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    ACA, thanks. Any clue to the rest of the problem?
     
  4. 700mb80min

    700mb80min Banned

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    As AcaCandy said , if you are having trouble deleting kerio in the add/remove programs , by all means do it in safe mode , both entries. After that , do a search and manually delete any kerio entries you find as the uninstaller will not remove the " installer.exe." file which kerio leaves if you ever want to install it again .

    For what it`s worth , you should try a default setting fire-wall such as Zone Alarm . It is not highly as rated as others such as Outpost , Sygate and Kerio , but these have to be configured to be effective and if you allow certain apps to access the internet without knowing what they are and do , you may as well shut your fire-wall off.

    Zone Alarm will by default protect the average home user from any " internet nasties " that may come your way . You must simply allow your internet , e-mail , any auto- updates ( plus a couple of others depending on programs installed )you have to connect via a prompt from Zone Alarm and your ready to go .
     
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