Scared about my firewall?
i Hope someone can answer this and put my constant worrying mind at ease. I have a Windows 7 desktop, and I normally update Norton Internet Security manually every few days. Well, I wasn’t on my desktop for about two weeks, or if I was I quickly played a game and got off, so didn’t update Norton. Finally today I did. I believe it was the latest version, 184.108.40.206. I also performed a Windows Restore to last Sunday since a Firefox update was weird. Now just a while ago I finally looked at Action Center and it said my firewall was turned off and so I panicked thinking Norton is on and secure, and ran another live update, and it applied another patch, so I restarted afterwards just to make sure. Upon restarting, action center said it didn’t recognize any internet security program installed even though NIS was on, and that Windows Firewall was on. I turned Windows Firewall off to see if it would enable Norton’s firewall, but nothing happened so I turned on Windows Firewall again. I then downloaded Norton Remove and Reinstall tool to see if that would help, so I did and it restarted and reinstalled, and I live updated and now my action center says Norton Firewall is turned on and NIS is protecting my computer under Internet Security. But I’m still scared I did something wrong. I rechecked Windows Firewall and it says it’s off and being run by a third party vendor or something, and read that the firewall for Windows should still be on in the background anyway even if it’s off? Am I still secure after all this? Is Windows Firewall saying “off” and being monitored by Norton okay?