Windows Firewall not staying on

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I put a check mark in my Windows XP firewall to "Protect My Computer".

But after I boot my computer I have to recheck it each time. This problem
just stated in the last 1-2 weeks.

It will not stay set.

Does anyone know why?

I was told that it is because I do not have Automatic Updates set to on, but
I set it to ON and no change.

I did recently install Norton AntiVirus 2005, but do not see a connection to
this problem. Although I should mention that this has added a new Windows XP
Service named "Norton Antivirus Firewall Monitor". NOTE: I am not using
Norton's firewall software - only NAV,

I have installed WinXP SP2 and all recent updates when running Windows
Update.

A Google search revealed that someone else supported this same problem, but
no resolution was offered.

As always, thank you in advance.

Michael
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    You only need, and should, use one firewall. Use Norton's
    and forget about Windows XP's firewall.

    Norton's firewall offers more advanced control over the traffic that passes
    through your computer and you also might wish to block outgoing traffic
    (that is the traffic from your computer out to the Internet). The firewall
    within Windows XP blocks only incoming, not outgoing, traffic.

    Internet firewalls: Frequently asked questions
    http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/firewall.mspx

    --
    Carey Frisch
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows XP - Shell/User
    Microsoft Newsgroups

    Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
    http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx

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    "Michael T" wrote:

    | I put a check mark in my Windows XP firewall to "Protect My Computer".
    |
    | But after I boot my computer I have to recheck it each time. This problem
    | just stated in the last 1-2 weeks.
    |
    | It will not stay set.
    |
    | Does anyone know why?
    |
    | I was told that it is because I do not have Automatic Updates set to on, but
    | I set it to ON and no change.
    |
    | I did recently install Norton AntiVirus 2005, but do not see a connection to
    | this problem. Although I should mention that this has added a new Windows XP
    | Service named "Norton Antivirus Firewall Monitor". NOTE: I am not using
    | Norton's firewall software - only NAV,
    |
    | I have installed WinXP SP2 and all recent updates when running Windows
    | Update.
    |
    | A Google search revealed that someone else supported this same problem, but
    | no resolution was offered.
    |
    | As always, thank you in advance.
    |
    | Michael
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