Problem with Windows firewall

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    My windows firewall is not starting. virus problem? It is giving the error(in CP)-
    Due to an unidentified problem,windows cannot display the firewall setting.
    I have scanned the computer(with KAV), Ran System Mechanic pro, window washer, spysweeper but with no use.Please help.
    PS. Thinking of installing Zone alarm pro.
     
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    It'll be better if u switch to Zone Alarm firewall.

    But regarding to ur problem, did u check whether the "Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)" service is running and set to Automatic in Computer Management?
     
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    Yes, the service status is stopped and cannot be started.Tried to start manually also.
     
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    Set its Startup to Automatic and then restart ur comp.
     
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    this could happen due to a corrupted shared access registry key.

    go to services control panel.
    ensure that your WindowsFirewall/ICS service is 'started' and set on
    'automatic'
    ensure the same (for the time being) for SecurityCenter service.
    reboot.
    download sharedacess.reg key from here. read the procedure
    click http://windowsxp.mvps.org/sharedaccess.htm
    double click on it to add it to ur registry.
     
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    switch to kaspersky internet security 2006..
     
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    I have recently installed XP with sp2 and all latest update(by automatic update option). In the local services (both in standard and extended) there is
    no entry like Windows Firewall/ICS service.where else can I find it?

    Many Thanx anandk. Your link solved the problem.
     
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