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neillewis73
Contributor
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firewall stays turne off

my mcafee firewall says it is turned off and wont turn on even when i click it - it jut flicks off immedaitely. mcafee says i am secure though. is it a problem or just a bug? i have tried a few of teh other threads but no luck retoring this. any help greatly received

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05goldwing
Former Member
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Re: firewall stays turne off

i have been having much the same thing occuring. I have found that it is being caused by a worm type of downloader. Do a search on the windows search screen and look up emule. it will intially show nothing found. but do the look further option and it will show up. There are three things that keep popping up even after performing a Regedit and removal. I cant find out how to get rid of it yet. but i know its a downloader of some sort and it keeps shutting off my firewall.

Brian

exbrit
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Re: firewall stays turne off

There was also an issue with some recent Microsoft Update that clashes with software firewalls and Microsoft put out a Fixit for it.

See the last link in this post:  https://community.mcafee.com/message/289671#289671

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