OneCare Uninstalled but Vista still sees OneCare Firewall Option and turns off Windows Firewall RRS feed

  • Question

  • I recently uninstalled OneCare from my laptop (subscription coming to an end) and I also ran the clean-up tool to remove any remaining remnants - at least I thought everything was gone.


    Now whe I boot up my laptop and the wireless internet connection comes on, Vista security center comes up with a red balloon saying that the firewall has been turned off. When I click on the balloon to enable the firewall, I see that Vista still thinks that OneCare should be my primary firewall (even though it has been uninstalled) and it can find the pathway to the firewall itself. 


    So now I need to manually turn on the Windows firewall every time I boot up my laptop.


    Anyone know how I can change Vista Security settings so that it does't think OneCare is still there?  Is this just a registry thing?  I tried running RegCure 1.5 to make sure there was nothing conflicting in my registry and everything seems to be OK.


    Hopefully a easy fix...any help appreciated. 



    Friday, January 11, 2008 8:37 PM


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