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Hi,

I recently had to manually enter the registry to change a setting. A virus changed the ability for Windows Firewall to operate on Windows XP.

I had to go into the following key:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\StandardProfile]

and change "EnableFirewall"=dword:00000000

to "EnableFirewall"=dword:00000001

There are a couple other options in there also that may be worth considering.

"DoNotAllowExceptions"=dword:00000000

"DisableNotifications"=dword:00000000

The Windows Firewall is dependent on a few settings, so this is not the only one required (maybe it could check others?)

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I registered especially to recommend this. Please consider (if not implemented already, however if so I could not find the wording that explained this option)

Thanks for a great program,

Osei

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