no firewall

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by RickMerrill, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. RickMerrill

    RickMerrill Guest

    "Due to an unidentified problem, Windows cannot display Windows Firewall
    settings." Ok?

    This from going to Control Panel and trying to open "Windows Firewall."

    That after it told me that "no firewall is set, "click here", yada yada.

    So, What IS the problem and/or how do I fix it?

    [Toshiba Satelite w. Windows xp pro sp3]
     
    RickMerrill, Jan 26, 2009
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    John Holmes Guest

    RickMerrill "contributed" in 24hoursupport.helpdesk:

    > "Due to an unidentified problem, Windows cannot display Windows

    Firewall
    > settings." Ok?
    >
    > This from going to Control Panel and trying to open "Windows Firewall."
    >
    > That after it told me that "no firewall is set, "click here", yada

    yada.
    >
    > So, What IS the problem and/or how do I fix it?
    >
    > [Toshiba Satelite w. Windows xp pro sp3]
    >


    I'd try to identify the unidentified problem if I were you, by having a
    glance at the log files.

    --
    <snip>
     
    John Holmes, Jan 26, 2009
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    RickMerrill Guest

    John Holmes wrote:
    > RickMerrill "contributed" in 24hoursupport.helpdesk:
    >
    >> "Due to an unidentified problem, Windows cannot display Windows

    > Firewall
    >> settings." Ok?
    >>
    >> This from going to Control Panel and trying to open "Windows Firewall."
    >>
    >> That after it told me that "no firewall is set, "click here", yada

    > yada.
    >> So, What IS the problem and/or how do I fix it?
    >>
    >> [Toshiba Satelite w. Windows xp pro sp3]
    >>

    >
    > I'd try to identify the unidentified problem if I were you, by having a
    > glance at the log files.
    >


    Ok, which one?
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    RickMerrill, Jan 26, 2009
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    VanguardLH Guest

    RickMerrill wrote:

    > "Due to an unidentified problem, Windows cannot display Windows Firewall
    > settings." Ok?
    >
    > This from going to Control Panel and trying to open "Windows Firewall."
    >
    > That after it told me that "no firewall is set, "click here", yada yada.
    >
    > So, What IS the problem and/or how do I fix it?
    >
    > [Toshiba Satelite w. Windows xp pro sp3]


    In the services applet (services.msc):
    - Is there a "Windows Firewall/ICS" service defined?
    - If so, is it set to Automatic start mode?
    - Has it been started?
    - Is the "Application Layer Gateway" service defined?
    - Is so, is it set to Manual (or Automatic) start mode?
    - Has it been started?

    The ALG service only needs to be set to Manual. When a process wants to
    use it, like the Windows Firewall, it gets started.

    Do you have another software firewall installed?
    What security software (anti-virus|malware, HIPS, etc.) is installed?
    Does any of it have a firewall?

    Check the Event Viewer logs for any entries at the time you tried to
    enable the Windows Firewall? If not, clear the entries, reboot, and
    check what enteries there are for possible cause of interference. Then
    try loading the Windows firewall again and recheck for new entries.

    Can you enable the Windows Firewall after rebooting into Safe Mode (with
    networking)?

    Was the Windows Firewall working before? If so, what did you install
    that made it stop working?
     
    VanguardLH, Jan 26, 2009
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    RickMerrill Guest

    Lookout wrote:
    > On Mon, 26 Jan 2009 15:56:53 -0500, RickMerrill
    > <> wrote:
    >
    >> "Due to an unidentified problem, Windows cannot display Windows Firewall
    >> settings." Ok?
    >>
    >> This from going to Control Panel and trying to open "Windows Firewall."
    >>
    >> That after it told me that "no firewall is set, "click here", yada yada.
    >>
    >> So, What IS the problem and/or how do I fix it?
    >>
    >> [Toshiba Satelite w. Windows xp pro sp3]

    >
    > My guess is you've already got a trojan problem. Install MalwareBytes
    > and see what you get.
    > http://www.malwarebytes.org/


    I did and it mopped up, among others,

    (Trojan.DNSChanger) .
    (Adware.PopCap) .
    (Rogue.XPRepairPro2007) .


    (Trojan.Vundo) .

    Folders Infected:
    C:\resycled (Trojan.DNSChanger) .

    Files Infected:
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\gaopdxlyfvmsww.dll (Trojan.FakeAlert) .
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\gaopdxkoodabig.sys (Trojan.Agent) .
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\gaopdxlxwbavnk.sys (Trojan.Agent) .
     
    RickMerrill, Jan 26, 2009
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    RickMerrill Guest

    VanguardLH wrote:
    > RickMerrill wrote:
    >
    >> "Due to an unidentified problem, Windows cannot display Windows Firewall
    >> settings." Ok?
    >>
    >> This from going to Control Panel and trying to open "Windows Firewall."
    >>
    >> That after it told me that "no firewall is set, "click here", yada yada.
    >>
    >> So, What IS the problem and/or how do I fix it?
    >>
    >> [Toshiba Satelite w. Windows xp pro sp3]

    >
    > In the services applet (services.msc):
    > - Is there a "Windows Firewall/ICS" service defined?

    yes (InternetConnectionSharing)
    > - If so, is it set to Automatic start mode?

    yes [i stopped and restarted it]
    > - Has it been started?

    yes
    > - Is the "Application Layer Gateway" service defined?

    yes
    > - Is so, is it set to Manual (or Automatic) start mode?

    yes, set to 'manual'
    > - Has it been started?

    yes, or so it appears :)
    > The ALG service only needs to be set to Manual. When a process wants to
    > use it, like the Windows Firewall, it gets started.
    >
    > Do you have another software firewall installed?

    mmmmm, no - However, I once had some 'paretologic' tool installed!

    > What security software (anti-virus|malware, HIPS, etc.) is installed?

    AVG8; Windows Defender; and MalWareBytes...
    > Does any of it have a firewall?

    I do not think so.

    > Check the Event Viewer logs for any entries at the time you tried to
    > enable the Windows Firewall? If not, clear the entries, reboot, and
    > check what entries there are for possible cause of interference. Then
    > try loading the Windows firewall again and recheck for new entries.

    TBD.
    > Can you enable the Windows Firewall after rebooting into Safe Mode (with
    > networking)?

    TBD.
    > Was the Windows Firewall working before? If so, what did you install
    > that made it stop working?

    It did after SP3, but after that my memory does not provide answers!
    Thank you.
     
    RickMerrill, Jan 26, 2009
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    RickMerrill Guest

    Re: no firewall - success

    RickMerrill wrote:
    > VanguardLH wrote:
    >> RickMerrill wrote:
    >>
    >>> "Due to an unidentified problem, Windows cannot display Windows
    >>> Firewall settings." Ok?
    >>>
    >>> This from going to Control Panel and trying to open "Windows Firewall."
    >>>
    >>> That after it told me that "no firewall is set, "click here", yada yada.
    >>>
    >>> So, What IS the problem and/or how do I fix it?
    >>>
    >>> [Toshiba Satelite w. Windows xp pro sp3]

    >>
    >> In the services applet (services.msc):
    >> - Is there a "Windows Firewall/ICS" service defined?

    > yes (InternetConnectionSharing)
    >> - If so, is it set to Automatic start mode?

    > yes [i stopped and restarted it]
    >> - Has it been started?

    > yes
    >> - Is the "Application Layer Gateway" service defined?

    > yes
    >> - Is so, is it set to Manual (or Automatic) start mode?

    > yes, set to 'manual'
    >> - Has it been started?

    > yes, or so it appears :)
    >> The ALG service only needs to be set to Manual. When a process wants to
    >> use it, like the Windows Firewall, it gets started.
    >>
    >> Do you have another software firewall installed?

    > mmmmm, no - However, I once had some 'paretologic' tool installed!
    >
    >> What security software (anti-virus|malware, HIPS, etc.) is installed?

    > AVG8; Windows Defender; and MalWareBytes...
    >> Does any of it have a firewall?

    > I do not think so.
    >
    >> Check the Event Viewer logs for any entries at the time you tried to
    >> enable the Windows Firewall? If not, clear the entries, reboot, and
    >> check what entries there are for possible cause of interference. Then
    >> try loading the Windows firewall again and recheck for new entries.

    > TBD.
    >> Can you enable the Windows Firewall after rebooting into Safe Mode (with
    >> networking)?

    > TBD.
    >> Was the Windows Firewall working before? If so, what did you install
    >> that made it stop working?

    > It did after SP3, but after that my memory does not provide answers!
    > Thank you.


    Down inside the Registry there was an entry starting with squiggle (left
    squiggly bracket) which pretty obviously did not belong there AND I
    put ALG to automatic. Firewall now works!

    I'll continue to check your other suggestions as well.

    Gracious Amigo!
     
    RickMerrill, Jan 26, 2009
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    RickMerrill Guest

    §ñühw¤£f wrote:
    ....
    ploink!
     
    RickMerrill, Jan 26, 2009
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    thanatoid Guest

    RickMerrill <> wrote in
    news:gll82l$1e0$:

    > "Due to an unidentified problem, Windows cannot display
    > Windows Firewall settings." Ok?
    >
    > This from going to Control Panel and trying to open
    > "Windows Firewall."
    >
    > That after it told me that "no firewall is set, "click
    > here", yada yada.
    >
    > So, What IS the problem and/or how do I fix it?
    >
    > [Toshiba Satelite w. Windows xp pro sp3]


    You should not use ANY Microsoft security programs, OR IE/OE. MS
    internet products are full of spyware and using their "security"
    products is crazy.

    There are dozens of cheap or free AV and firewall products. Turn
    off all the MS stuff, delete it if possible and get something
    that actually works FOR you not against you.

    I still use 98SE, but I have 'heard' that SP3 is especially
    guilty of what I mention above, wiping and reinstalling XP SP*2*
    might be an idea.



    --
    "We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are."
    Anais Nin
     
    thanatoid, Jan 26, 2009
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    thanatoid Guest

    RickMerrill <> wrote in
    news:gllb5r$5tr$:

    <SNIP>

    > I did and it mopped up, among others,
    >
    > (Trojan.DNSChanger) .
    > (Adware.PopCap) .
    > (Rogue.XPRepairPro2007) .
    >
    >
    > (Trojan.Vundo) .
    >
    > Folders Infected:
    > C:\resycled (Trojan.DNSChanger) .
    >
    > Files Infected:
    > C:\WINDOWS\system32\gaopdxlyfvmsww.dll (Trojan.FakeAlert) .
    > C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\gaopdxkoodabig.sys
    > (Trojan.Agent) .
    > C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\gaopdxlxwbavnk.sys
    > (Trojan.Agent) .


    Hmm. Looks like those MS security products (AND AVG which you
    apparently use) are doing a pretty damn good job. Try ESET
    NOD32. It's just about the best. And get a real firewall.

    And while you seem to have some good stuff on your machine, you
    also have some stuff which I would view with some suspicion,
    like .NET and an overload of system tweakers and streamliners.

    It's not good to use too many of the same "kind" of program. I
    did not spend an hour analyzing you list of logs but there seems
    to be a LOT of stuff there. Like a little too much.



    --
    "We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are."
    Anais Nin
     
    thanatoid, Jan 26, 2009
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    thanatoid Guest

    Re: no firewall - success

    RickMerrill <> wrote in
    news:gllcdj$km8$:

    <SNIP>

    > Gracious Amigo!


    He /was/ gracious, but going by the language of the 2nd word, I
    think you meant to say "gracias".


    --
    "We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are."
    Anais Nin
     
    thanatoid, Jan 26, 2009
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    Dan C Guest

    On Mon, 26 Jan 2009 15:56:53 -0500, RickMerrill wrote:

    > "Due to an unidentified problem, Windows cannot display Windows Firewall
    > settings." Ok?
    >
    > This from going to Control Panel and trying to open "Windows Firewall."
    >
    > That after it told me that "no firewall is set, "click here", yada yada.
    >
    > So, What IS the problem and/or how do I fix it?
    >
    > [Toshiba Satelite w. Windows xp pro sp3]


    Format your hard drive immediately, before the infection spreads.


    --
    "Ubuntu" -- an African word, meaning "Slackware is too hard for me".
    The Usenet Improvement Project: http://improve-usenet.org
    Ahhhhhhh!: http://brandybuck.site40.net/pics/relieve.jpg
     
    Dan C, Jan 26, 2009
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    Guest

    RickMerrill <> wrote:

    > Directory of C:\Program Files\Belarc\Advisor\System


    That one.

    It will tell you your not running a FireWall (Microsoft's doesn't
    count) install a free Firewall of your choice - I use ZoneAlarm
    --

    More signs
    http://eightsolid.com/24-very-strange-funny-signs/
     
    , Jan 27, 2009
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    RickMerrill Guest

    wrote:
    > RickMerrill <> wrote:
    >
    >> Directory of C:\Program Files\Belarc\Advisor\System

    >
    > That one.
    >
    > It will tell you your not running a FireWall (Microsoft's doesn't
    > count) install a free Firewall of your choice - I use ZoneAlarm


    C:\Program Files\Belarc\Advisor\System>more progress.log
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    24.950 : 78% -
    25.301 : 84% -
    25.779 : 90% -
    25.867 : 96% -
    110.003 : 100% -
    110.006 : End

    thanks anyway - it was a virus called "DNSchanger"!
     
    RickMerrill, Jan 27, 2009
    #14
  15. RickMerrill

    RickMerrill Guest

    thanatoid wrote:
    > RickMerrill <> wrote in
    > news:gllb5r$5tr$:
    >
    > <SNIP>
    >
    >> I did and it mopped up, among others,
    >>
    >> (Trojan.DNSChanger) .
    >> (Adware.PopCap) .
    >> (Rogue.XPRepairPro2007) .
    >>
    >>
    >> (Trojan.Vundo) .
    >>
    >> Folders Infected:
    >> C:\resycled (Trojan.DNSChanger) .
    >>
    >> Files Infected:
    >> C:\WINDOWS\system32\gaopdxlyfvmsww.dll (Trojan.FakeAlert) .
    >> C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\gaopdxkoodabig.sys
    >> (Trojan.Agent) .
    >> C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\gaopdxlxwbavnk.sys
    >> (Trojan.Agent) .

    >
    > Hmm. Looks like those MS security products (AND AVG which you
    > apparently use) are doing a pretty damn good job. Try ESET
    > NOD32. It's just about the best. And get a real firewall.
    >
    > And while you seem to have some good stuff on your machine, you
    > also have some stuff which I would view with some suspicion,
    > like .NET and an overload of system tweakers and streamliners.
    >
    > It's not good to use too many of the same "kind" of program. I
    > did not spend an hour analyzing you list of logs but there seems
    > to be a LOT of stuff there. Like a little too much.
    >


    That's a fair critique. I will try to streamline it: I've got running
    processes down to a minimum!-)
     
    RickMerrill, Jan 27, 2009
    #15
  16. RickMerrill

    RickMerrill Guest

    Re: no firewall - success

    thanatoid wrote:
    > RickMerrill <> wrote in
    > news:gllcdj$km8$:
    >
    > <SNIP>
    >
    >> Gracious Amigo!

    >
    > He /was/ gracious, but going by the language of the 2nd word, I
    > think you meant to say "gracias".
    >
    >


    My puns are as bad as my 3rd language!
     
    RickMerrill, Jan 27, 2009
    #16
  17. Lookout wrote:
    > On Mon, 26 Jan 2009 16:29:52 -0600, §ñühw¤£f <>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> Lookout <> pinched out a steaming pile
    >> of<>:
    >>
    >>> On Mon, 26 Jan 2009 16:49:47 -0500, RickMerrill
    >>> <> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Lookout wrote:
    >>>>> On Mon, 26 Jan 2009 15:56:53 -0500, RickMerrill
    >>>>> <> wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> "Due to an unidentified problem, Windows cannot display Windows

    >> Firewall
    >>>>>> settings." Ok?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> This from going to Control Panel and trying to open "Windows

    >> Firewall."
    >>>>>> That after it told me that "no firewall is set, "click here", yada

    >> yada.
    >>>>>> So, What IS the problem and/or how do I fix it?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> [Toshiba Satelite w. Windows xp pro sp3]
    >>>>> My guess is you've already got a trojan problem. Install

    >> MalwareBytes
    >>>>> and see what you get.
    >>>>> http://www.malwarebytes.org/
    >>>> I did and it mopped up, among others,
    >>>>
    >>>> (Trojan.DNSChanger) .
    >>>> (Adware.PopCap) .
    >>>> (Rogue.XPRepairPro2007) .
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> (Trojan.Vundo) .
    >>>>
    >>>> Folders Infected:
    >>>> C:\resycled (Trojan.DNSChanger) .
    >>>>
    >>>> Files Infected:
    >>>> C:\WINDOWS\system32\gaopdxlyfvmsww.dll (Trojan.FakeAlert) .
    >>>> C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\gaopdxkoodabig.sys (Trojan.Agent) .
    >>>> C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\gaopdxlxwbavnk.sys (Trojan.Agent) .
    >>> The DNS changer was shutting off your firewall.
    >>> And do you have Windows Firewall available now?
    >>>

    >> Hey fucknugget, you sure you got the right info?
    >>
    >> ^_^

    > What I don't have is a trojan in my system


    I bet you prefer the ribbed ones...

    ^_^
     
    §ñühw¤£f, Jan 27, 2009
    #17
  18. RickMerrill

    tom Guest

    RickMerrill wrote:
    > "Due to an unidentified problem, Windows cannot display Windows Firewall
    > settings." Ok?
    >
    > This from going to Control Panel and trying to open "Windows Firewall."
    >
    > That after it told me that "no firewall is set, "click here", yada yada.
    >
    > So, What IS the problem and/or how do I fix it?
    >
    > [Toshiba Satelite w. Windows xp pro sp3]

    I got the same error last year ...
    But when My My mccafee subscription expired I remove all of mccafee's
    products and That Firewall error went away .
     
    tom, Jan 27, 2009
    #18
  19. Lookout wrote:
    > On Tue, 27 Jan 2009 09:24:41 -0700, §ñühw¤£f <>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> Lookout wrote:
    >>> On Mon, 26 Jan 2009 16:29:52 -0600, §ñühw¤£f <>
    >>> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Lookout <> pinched out a steaming pile
    >>>> of<>:
    >>>>
    >>>>> On Mon, 26 Jan 2009 16:49:47 -0500, RickMerrill
    >>>>> <> wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> Lookout wrote:
    >>>>>>> On Mon, 26 Jan 2009 15:56:53 -0500, RickMerrill
    >>>>>>> <> wrote:
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> "Due to an unidentified problem, Windows cannot display Windows
    >>>> Firewall
    >>>>>>>> settings." Ok?
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> This from going to Control Panel and trying to open "Windows
    >>>> Firewall."
    >>>>>>>> That after it told me that "no firewall is set, "click here", yada
    >>>> yada.
    >>>>>>>> So, What IS the problem and/or how do I fix it?
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> [Toshiba Satelite w. Windows xp pro sp3]
    >>>>>>> My guess is you've already got a trojan problem. Install
    >>>> MalwareBytes
    >>>>>>> and see what you get.
    >>>>>>> http://www.malwarebytes.org/
    >>>>>> I did and it mopped up, among others,
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> (Trojan.DNSChanger) .
    >>>>>> (Adware.PopCap) .
    >>>>>> (Rogue.XPRepairPro2007) .
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> (Trojan.Vundo) .
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Folders Infected:
    >>>>>> C:\resycled (Trojan.DNSChanger) .
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Files Infected:
    >>>>>> C:\WINDOWS\system32\gaopdxlyfvmsww.dll (Trojan.FakeAlert) .
    >>>>>> C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\gaopdxkoodabig.sys (Trojan.Agent) .
    >>>>>> C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\gaopdxlxwbavnk.sys (Trojan.Agent) .
    >>>>> The DNS changer was shutting off your firewall.
    >>>>> And do you have Windows Firewall available now?
    >>>>>
    >>>> Hey fucknugget, you sure you got the right info?
    >>>>
    >>>> ^_^
    >>> What I don't have is a trojan in my system

    >> I bet you prefer the ribbed ones...
    >>
    >> ^_^

    > That would have been a capital T. You're wrong again.


    So you're into the extra small...got it.

    ^_^
     
    §ñühw¤£f, Jan 28, 2009
    #19
  20. RickMerrill

    thanatoid Guest

    Re: no firewall - success

    RickMerrill <> wrote in
    news:gln8br$q1s$:

    > thanatoid wrote:
    >> RickMerrill <> wrote in
    >> news:gllcdj$km8$:
    >>
    >> <SNIP>
    >>
    >>> Gracious Amigo!

    >>
    >> He /was/ gracious, but going by the language of the 2nd
    >> word, I think you meant to say "gracias".
    >>
    >>

    >
    > My puns are as bad as my 3rd language!


    You should hear MY 4th language!

    (Obviously, it flew right over my head. I take things very
    literally, one of my countless problems in life...)



    --
    "We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are."
    Anais Nin
     
    thanatoid, Jan 28, 2009
    #20
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