Windows Firewall Error 999?

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by Shima, Feb 1, 2006.

  1. Shima

    Shima Guest

    I repair computers on my university's campus, and have a customer who
    is getting Error 999 when we try to enable her firewall. I tried to
    manually start the Firewall service and that gives me the same error.
    Her computer is running fine aside from that, and she has Antivirus
    protection on it as well, we just can't get the firewall to enable. Any
    ideas? We're running full system scans with both Symantec Antivirus
    Corporate Edition 10 as well as McAffee's Stinger later today, but I'm
    not so certain it's a virus issue as nothing else is acting up.
     
    Shima, Feb 1, 2006
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  2. Shima

    Erick Guest

    "Shima" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I repair computers on my university's campus, and have a customer who
    > is getting Error 999 when we try to enable her firewall. I tried to
    > manually start the Firewall service and that gives me the same error.
    > Her computer is running fine aside from that, and she has Antivirus
    > protection on it as well, we just can't get the firewall to enable. Any
    > ideas? We're running full system scans with both Symantec Antivirus
    > Corporate Edition 10 as well as McAffee's Stinger later today, but I'm
    > not so certain it's a virus issue as nothing else is acting up.
    >


    Check the Registry. Search for FirewallEnable and delete the keys. I've had
    to do this in the past. Usually caused by some piece of malware, especially
    things like SpyAxe/SpySherrif and related crap.
     
    Erick, Feb 3, 2006
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