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Windows 7 Firewall blocks everything
« on: October 10, 2013, 07:10:23 PM »
A friend gave me his infected, non-booting Win 7 PC. I thought this would be a good opportunity to try some repairs & learn something. After running Malwarebytes via Hiren’s mini-XP & removing Trojans & hijackers, the PC booted normally. But, the firewall is blocking & deleting all downloads as containing viruses. The message “Windows Firewall is not using the recommended settings to protect your computer” displays, but attempts to restore the settings failed. Microsoft Fixit unsuccessful. The “Repair Windows Firewall” tool was also unsuccessful. I did notice a Verizon file on the PC & verified that he used their internet service. I use cable internet, not Verizon. Now, I’m lost. Can you please tell me how to fix this firewall? Thanks.

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Windows 7 Firewall blocks everything
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Re: Windows 7 Firewall blocks everything
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2013, 01:35:04 PM »
Use my Windows Repair tool
http://www.tweaking.com/content/page/windows_repair_all_in_one.html

Run all the repairs and after it is done reboot. Make sure to disable the AV before the repairs.

Let me know how it goes :-)

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Re: Windows 7 Firewall blocks everything
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2013, 04:47:24 PM »
  :smiley: PC is downloading & firewall is working! The All in One is awesome...so easy to use! Thanks for the quick response today. Thanks much for your help! :cheesy:

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Re: Windows 7 Firewall blocks everything
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2013, 04:31:52 PM »
Glad to help :-)

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Re: Windows 7 Firewall blocks everything
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2013, 04:31:52 PM »