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Cannot Enable Win 7 Firewall


I recently purchased a new hp laptop with windows 7 home premium. However, i cannot activate my firewall. When i go into my firewall settings from the control panel, it doesn't even allow me to click the 'turn windows firewall on or off' option to the left. Now, it stated in my firewall settings that "these settings are being managed by vendor application norton firewall provider".

So i thought perhaps my norton firewall was interfering with it, so i turned off its smart firewall. But i still can't turn on my windows firewall. In fact, i cannot click most of the options in my firewall settings at all (turn firewall on/off, restore defaults, change settings etc). The only thing i can click is the advanced settings and troubleshoot.


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Posted On: 2010-07-29 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Dell support have not been much help either (nothing new there). I have searched extensively for a solution and an answer but i have unfortunately not found anything that has helped me. Can anybody here help me with this issue. Because i am not filled with confidence at the moment about my laptops security? Also if anybody could give me any information about what cscript.exe is and why it is causing these problems.


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Posted On: 2010-01-27 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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http://i607. Photobucket.com/albums/tt156/jamesbrad91/help.png

http://i607. Photobucket.com/albums/tt156/jamesbrad91/help2.png

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Posted On: 2010-01-15 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Below are the details:
Details about network adapter diagnosis:

Network adapter wireless network connection driver information:

Description . . . . . . . . . . : D-link airplus g dwl-g122 wireless usb adapter(rev. C)
Manufacturer . . . . . . . . . : D-link corporation
Provider . . . . . . . . . . . : Ralink
Version . . . . . . . . . . . : 4. 0. 8. 0
Inf file name . . . . . . . . . : C:windowsinfoem23. Inf
Inf file date . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, 23 february, 2010 11:01:16 pm
Section name . . . . . . . . . : Rtwlan_c3. Ndi
Hardware id . . . . . . . . . . : Usbvid_07d1&pid_3c03
Instance status flags . . . . . : 0x180600a
Device manager status code . . : 0
Iftype . . . . . . . . . . . . : 71
Physical media type . . . . . . : 9

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