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Offline Somethngcreative

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Cannot Turn on Windows Firewall on Guest Account?
« on: March 06, 2012, 04:28:11 AM »
Hi,

I was using my sister's laptop (Windows Vista, 32-bit) tonight using the guest account and I noticed that her Avast 7 Internet Security's firewall is not on. I tried clicking "turn on" but nothing happened. However, the weird thing is  the firewall is turned on, on the administrator accounts. I'm wondering what's going because I can't figure it out... any help will be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Cannot Turn on Avast 7 Firewall on Guest Account?
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2012, 04:30:01 AM »
Sry I meant to say Avast 7 firewall, instead of window's firewall.

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Re: Cannot Turn on Windows Firewall on Guest Account?
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2012, 07:17:19 PM »
Hi,

I was using my sister's laptop (Windows Vista, 32-bit) tonight using the guest account and I noticed that her Avast 7 Internet Security's firewall is not on. I tried clicking "turn on" but nothing happened. However, the weird thing is  the firewall is turned on, on the administrator accounts. I'm wondering what's going because I can't figure it out... any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

My computer runs WinXP Home. The same problem is affecting my Avast Internet Security 7 (fully updated). I tried a new install. No result. It happens only whit the 2 Guest accounts.
« Last Edit: April 03, 2012, 08:06:14 AM by powertower »

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Important issue not solved and ignored.
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2012, 08:39:01 AM »
At least a short message, something like "Ok, we are working to solve the problem"...  :-X

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Re: Cannot Turn on Windows Firewall on Guest Account?
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2012, 09:10:40 AM »
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=96725.msg771672#msg771672

Thanks for your help. Unfortunately the solution is not in that link. The Avast has been installed on a clean WinXP SP3

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Re: Cannot Turn on Windows Firewall on Guest Account?
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2012, 10:51:30 AM »
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=96725.msg771672#msg771672

Thanks for your help. Unfortunately the solution is not in that link. The Avast has been installed on a clean WinXP SP3

What does Clean mean ??? 
Reformat and only Windows XP installed or, the original installation was recreated ???

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Re: Cannot Turn on Windows Firewall on Guest Account?
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2012, 11:36:37 AM »
Reformat and Avast Internet Security 7 as first software installed.
« Last Edit: April 05, 2012, 11:38:52 AM by powertower »

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Re: Cannot Turn on Windows Firewall on Guest Account?
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2012, 02:07:57 PM »
How was the system installed ??? What did you use to install  Windows XP SP3 ???


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Re: Cannot Turn on Windows Firewall on Guest Account?
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2012, 02:23:16 PM »
Strange question!  :o Obviously with the WinXP SP 2 + SP 3 installer previously saved on my external drive  :)

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Re: Cannot Turn on Windows Firewall on Guest Account?
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2012, 02:39:30 PM »
Strange question!  :o Obviously with the WinXP SP 2 + SP 3 installer previously saved on my external drive  :)

Not strange at all. I'm trying to find out if this is a brand new install of XP or, installed from a manufacturers restore partition.
 
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Re: Cannot Turn on Windows Firewall on Guest Account?
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2013, 02:59:37 AM »
a guest account is restricted and cannot make certain changes on the computer which includes turning the windows firewall on and off. except the administrator account gives you privileges to make the changes,it wont change.