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February 19, 2005 8:37:01 AM

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after installing spywere beta i am unable to turn on the xp firewall.
any ideas?

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February 19, 2005 10:08:45 AM

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clinton wrote:

> after installing spywere beta i am unable to turn on the xp firewall.
> any ideas?

FIREWALL DEAD, or other network issues:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/892350

MS antispyware tool disables Windows Firewall: Start>Run cmd [enter]
netsh winsock reset catalog [enter]
Follow prompts and reboot.

The above fix only works on a machine that has SP2 installed. If it is
pre-SP2, use the WinsockXPFix.exe program (one place you can get it is
http://www.spychecker.com/program/winsockxpfix.html).

If that didn't work, see if registering the following DLLs helps:

From Start/Run, run the following commands:

regsvr32 %windir%\system32\atl.dll

then

regsvr32 %windir%\system32\hnetcfg.dll
regsvr32 %windir%\system32\netshell.dll
regsvr32 %windir%\system32\netcfgx.dll
regsvr32 %windir%\system32\netman.dll

Then do a reboot.

Malke
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