I have exhausted my efforts to get an answer out of Microsoft's forums regarding the problem with Windows 8's insistence of flashing straight into the Metro Devices page when installing hardware thus precluding the ability to install a Bluetooth keyboard (or other BT device) without a passkey, an essential element of having a functional BT keyboard in each OS of a multi-boot environment.
Where in the registry is the key that can be altered to stop Windows automatically assigning a passkey? I would imagine it's the same in Windows 7 if I only knew where that was!
I came to some trouble installing CorelDraw software which apparently uses for it's setup launcher web active container performed by IE core. If I launch setup, the setup windows is evidently noninitialized showing the top warning band about active content being blocked for security reasons. Even allowing active content by selecting from the top bar menu doesn't make the setup continue. So now I'd need to temporarily bypass all IE's security checks, ie. allow everything. What I already did was browsing the security tab in IE options and allowing most of the choices in branches ActiveX controls and plugin modules + Scripting (Local Intranet). On Advanced tab I have checked in Security branch Allow execution of active content from CD discs on this computer + Allow execution of active content from files on this computer. Nothing of these affecting the installer to run (ie. I still see then active content blocking bar).
I have win 8.1 and use windows defender and have been using the windows firewall but i never get any promps for outbound stuff so was looking for a better firewall to use what is a good one to use with the built in windows defender Someone told me comodo firewall was a good one.
Firewall settings. I have a clue about firewall "rules" and basically have to be directed. The only time I really messed with any firewall settings was YEARS ago when I was running the Look-n-Stop firewall and looking for safest, yet workable settings. I passed all firewall tests I put it thru but I had no connectivity issues at all, it was perfect. Windows 8 firewall.
I'm running windows 8.1 on my asus x550 laptop,the issue is windows firewall can't be turned off, and when it is on it blocks everything including the browsers and also kaspersky antivirus 2014.
I use tiny wall instead of the default firewall,the problem is when I turn off the windows firewall, it switches off ,but comes back on automatically in about 2 mins and blocks all internet access again.So I decided to manually disable the service from, local services that doesn't work either,it says if I do that even tiny firewall will go off.
My firewall doesn't start anymore. The problem started after removing the damn iStartSurf (virus or whatever threat that is). I used adwcleaner_3.310.exe ( What is adwcleaner_3.310.exe ? | System Explorer ) that is the one that, I suppose, really removed the problem and then Malwarebytes Anti-Malware just in case. This last didn't find anything as I was expecting. (these steps are part of a guide for removing iStartSurf)
After rebooting, because adwcleaner finished its task, installing the anti-malware, while scanning with the latter I saw (not sure it wasn't already there since the log in) the control center complaining about the firewall off. I thought because of the scanning. At the end of the scan I couldn't turn the firewall on anyway.
I have followed a lot of guides and used different "fixing tools"... but nothing.
My Configuration: windows 8.1 Avira antivir standard windows firewall removed malwarebytes removed adwcleaner
Error reported: - If I try to start the firewall from servises.msc it give me the error code 13 - If I try to open the advanced settings of the firewall from the control panel I get the error code 0x6D9
Whether or not it is possible to turn the Windows Firewall completely off, so that it does not turn itself on, whenever I join a new public network?
I have tried the following command in the command prompt: "netsh advfirewall set allprofiles state off", which should do the trick, but doesn't. It was run in administrator mode, so that's not the problem.
The reason that I need this done is, that I play as a DJ using Rekordbox connected to the mixer, through an ethernet cable. Now, for some reason my computer identifies this as a public network, every time I connect the 2 devices and then turns on the Windows Firewall (which blocks the computer and mixer from communicating, which is BAD!).
Every time it activates itself, I have to go into the control panel and turn it back off, which is sort of tedious...
I do have my own antivirus and firewall software installed, so I need the Windows part completely off.
Following a recent Windows Update, Windows Firewall on my Windows 8 system was disabled. Upon attempting to start the firewall through the services.msc dialog, I receive an error code 1068, informing that the dependency service or group failed to start. After doing some googling to attempt to resolve the issue I found the dependency service, the Base Filtering Engine (BFE) was not active. When attempting to start the BFE service, I am stopped with an error 5, indicating that access is denied.
I am unable to figure out why access to the BFE service should be denied, since this account is the only account on the computer and has administrator privileges. Because of these issues with the firewall, I am unable to access the internet and am creating this thread through a separate laptop computer.
In a potentially related issue, Windows is not "activated", though I had activated it approximately a year earlier. Because of this, I am unable to access my Microsoft Office programs. I believe that I am unable to activate windows due to a lack of internet connectivity caused by the above firewall issue.
My next step is to take the computer into a nearby service depot and pay the requisite charges.
I just bought a windows 8.1 Dell laptop and I am having horrible issues with Malware. I have installed a malware removal tool that I pretty much run daily because the issue keeps coming back. I cannot turn on my firewall because it is being controlled by McAfee and I have to purchase it to turn it on, same issue exists with Windows Defender, it has been disabled which really seems ridiculous to me. Basically my browsers are being hijacked to use a different search engine and it opens extra tabs on every load which makes browsing slow.
I'm using a third party tile creator (Oblytile) to make tiles for the Start screen. It works fine, but I still get a User Account Control notification when I'm trying to launch the apps even though the app it's technically asking about is Microsoft Windows Based Script Host!
Is there anyway I can stop the notification for this program without disabling the thing all together?
My incoming connections is set to "block all connections to apps that are not on the list of allowed apps" why isn't there an entry for Mozilla Firefox on that list, it isn't blocked.
Also, I installed a VST plugin (software music synthesizer) and the first thing it did was check for updates (it phoned home), why wasn't that automatically blocked until I explicitly added a firewall exception? I don't get it.
Since about 4 days, I'm having various problems primarily on the internet.
1) All sorts of downloads from the internet first load normally, then stop at 99% and usually dont finish, some end 5 minutes later, resulting in a damaged file. Example: Downloading a song this way makes it randomly jump parts of the song in short intervals (a song of 3:50 minutes would then be in my itunes with a duration of 3:46 due to the random jumps); downloading CCleaner and similar programs did not work at all (not even a damage file).
2) Pictures on the internet become "puzzled" and colors change randomly. Example:
3) Only tested this on youtube - videos load 10x slower than before the issue + some flash plugin keeps crashing (also never happened before - even with 50+ tabs).
4) Frequently sites do not load (they stay white).
5) A "firefox update recommendation" and a "flash player update site" with untrustworthy URLs often randomly open, sometimes even 5 times in 5 seconds + I suddenly get overloaded with random advertisement from the left, bottom and right screen sides.
THE PROBLEM WAS A PLUGIN CALLED "NET-CRAWLER" >uninstalled it, and everything worked out.
I was at friend's house last night, and every time I'm there with my laptop and we all want to watch some videos, or listen to music to his xbox, it' won't work, unless I right right click on the file/s and click on "play To".
But when I'm at home the videos and music play to my xbox with out a hitch. Now this didn't start until I decided to try and change something firewall related. My problem is, I don't remember what I changed with these settings.
I'm trying to fully disable User Account Control on Windows 8.1 using regedit.exe, but changing ENABLELUA value from 1 to 0 ( enablelua is located on HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem) is not working anymore.
I've used this trick on Windows 8.0 and it worked, but it is not working on Windows 8.1 and I dont know why.
Is there any other way to fully disable UAC on windows 8.1?
I have a new HP DV6 with windows 8 and it has originally Norton internet security for 60 days
I am having 2 notifications in the action center one of them is network firewall and when I click on it it shows that I have to turn either the norton internet security or the windows defender on and when I click on norton it ask me if I trust the publisher and I click yes and then nothing happen and the notification keeps on showing. I tried to restart and update my laptop several times and nothing happens I keep on seeing this message
How can the action center tell me I am not protected while at the same time Norton tells me I am?
Noticed today that I got messages in my action centre saying that my firewall and virus protections isnt turned on. When i follow the link to turn them on i get directed to system 32 files? Not done this before and i havent got any extra virus protectors on my laptop. only thing i have done to the computer recently was upgrade to windows 8.1 and install the updates.
I just want to block an app from being able to access the internet. I want the app to be able to communicate to my private home network, but not access the internet. How can I do this? How can I make sure that the app can't contact the internet?
I user FTP & Telnet a lot to connect to devices on our LAN.
With Windows 8 I've been using ZoneAlarm as my firewall as I found Windows Firewall caused a 5 -10 second delay in every FTP / Telnet Connection.
Last night I upgraded to Windows 8.1 and ZoneAlarm no longer works, so I'm back with the Windows Firewall and the delay in connections.
I've ensured the APPS I use have access via the firewall and they do connect and work fine... but after establishing the connection there is a 5 - 10 second delay in the connection. With ZA this was all instant..
Using asus tf600t in portrayed mode i sometimes accidentally push the windows hardware button with a big finger. So my question is whether it is possible to disable this button considering the fact that windows can be controlled without this button.
I've been using windows 8 since its release and I really like it after installing vis start windows 8 start menu since day 2.
I recently uninstalled all of my drivers and updated them. After doing this I can no longer use hyperlinks thru yahoo, gmail, att or any webmail. I also cannot access windows firewall to reset the firewall settings or open the firewall rules or anything on the system which uses a hyperlink. I never had this problem before uninstalling all of my old drivers, installing new ones, and running driver sweeper in between to ensure no driver conflicts.
How do I fix this? I certainly hope a reinstall isn't my only option.