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Our Live OneCare firewall intermittently blocks other computers on our LAN RRS feed

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  • Our Live OneCare firewall intermittently blocks other computers on our LAN from seeing each other.  Sometimes you can see and access files, sometimes you can’t. If I turn off the firewall it always works great.

     Our computers are using Windows XP.  If anyone knows a solution to this problem I would be grateful.

     

    Thanks,

    Jay

     

     

    Sunday, January 17, 2010 7:45 PM

Answers

  • This has been an ongoing issue with the OneCare firewall for years, unfortunately. The solution is to turn the firewall off and then on again, which usually resolves the problem.
    Sadly, the solution is to stop using OneCare. Since OneCare is at end of life, it will not be updated and you will be unable to renew when you current subscription expires.
    The replacement, Microsoft Security Essentials, which is free, enables the Windows Firewall and the problem should no longer occur.

     

    See this post for End of Life information for Windows Live OneCare - http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/onecaregeneral/thread/81996436-edad-41ba-bdfc-02fc094e2ca9

    -steve


    ~ Microsoft MVP Windows Live ~ Windows Live OneCare| Live Mesh|MS Security Essentials Forums Moderator ~
    Monday, January 18, 2010 12:57 PM
    Moderator

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  • This has been an ongoing issue with the OneCare firewall for years, unfortunately. The solution is to turn the firewall off and then on again, which usually resolves the problem.
    Sadly, the solution is to stop using OneCare. Since OneCare is at end of life, it will not be updated and you will be unable to renew when you current subscription expires.
    The replacement, Microsoft Security Essentials, which is free, enables the Windows Firewall and the problem should no longer occur.

     

    See this post for End of Life information for Windows Live OneCare - http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/onecaregeneral/thread/81996436-edad-41ba-bdfc-02fc094e2ca9

    -steve


    ~ Microsoft MVP Windows Live ~ Windows Live OneCare| Live Mesh|MS Security Essentials Forums Moderator ~
    Monday, January 18, 2010 12:57 PM
    Moderator
  • Thanks, That is very helpful to know.

     

    Have a great Day!

     

    Thanks

    Jay

    Monday, January 18, 2010 3:46 PM