Firewall Antivirus Repair
A firewall constitutes of software that prevents all types of malware such as viruses, worms, Trojans as
Firewall Antivirus Repair
well as hackers from gaining control of your PC as you receive and send data over the Internet. It is imperative that youÂ block malwareÂ from accessing your PC and thus ensuring that your personal data is kept safe from unauthorized users. The main function of a firewall is to monitor all traffic that is received or sent by your PC via the Internet.
A malfunctioning firewall can cause nightmarish problems such as blocking all access to the Internet from your PC. The problems can be categorized into three sections. The problems can be related to network access, programs or configuration and management. A hardware firewall settings can be reset by resetting the router. In the case of a software firewall it can be turned off and adjusted.
Some of the common problems faced related to firewall and antivirus guards of your PC are:
- Cannot send or receive data over the Internet
- Repetitive alert to the desktop
- Cannot print when firewall is active
- Running more than one software firewall
- Cannot load web mail account
- Software firewall is not functioning
Cannot send or receive data over the Internet
A firewall may prevent an application on the computer from receiving or sending data through the Internet. This is due to the fact that most firewalls act by default to specifically stop free transmission of data. The way to deal with this situation is to make an exception by opening or forwarding a port in the firewall in order to allow a program to send or receive Internet requests.
Repetitive alert to the desktop
Repetitive alerts to the desktop can be annoying and disturbing as you work on your computer. This may happen as your Internet Service Provider pings the cable regularly in a bid to test the speed of the Internet service. Some Firewall Antivirus applications also may generate alerts as you visit websites that produce third party cookies. Alerts allow you to be aware of possibleÂ virus threatsÂ and can be turned off if they bother you unnecessarily.
Cannot print when firewall is active
This happens when the Firewall Antivirus application blocks your PC’s access to the resources on your home network. You will have to expressly allow File and Printer Sharing so that you are able to print through network printers. This will also enable you to access files and folders shared by all computers in the home network system.
Running more than one software firewall
The error message on your computer will indicate when you are running more than one software firewall. A hardware and software firewalls can operate together even though the same is not recommended for two software firewalls as they are liable to conflict with each other’s operations resulting in difficulties in managing application rules.
Cannot load web mail account
The problem here is that you are not able to load the web mail account even though you are connected to the Internet. This may be due to the security application of the firewall in use restricting the sending of data to your PC. Antipublicity and antiphishing features of your firewall often block web mail to your PC. To overcome this problem you can create a safe sites list for your firewall.
Software firewall is not functioning
This may be due to application error on your software firewall or due to virus and spyware action turning off your firewall so as to enable malware programs to hack into your system through the Internet. This can be overcome by un-installing and re-installing the Internet security software. If the Firewall Antivirus guard still does not work you may have to manually remove the infection and re-install the firewall software.
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