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file and printer sharing turns itself on

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    file and printer sharing turns itself on


    hey eightforum, so file and printer sharing keeps turning itself on even though ive set it to not.

    i got microsoft windows 8.1 and microsoft defender.
    im not connected to a home network

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    oh i can se i posted in the wrong forum thread
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    zonealarm firewall


    FYI: In case someone has this problem....
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    Don't know specifically about file sharing setting .. To avoid intrusions, download the Zonealarm free firewall program, at www.zonealarm.com. you don't have to use their antivirus. I like/use Windows Defender.

    Set application control | Current Settings to max control.

    HTH.
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    i dont want an third part firewall?
    what does it have to do with my issue if i may ask?
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    Quote Originally Posted by froller2 View Post
    i dont want an third part firewall?
    what does it have to do with my issue if i may ask?
    Apparently nobody else wants a third party firewall either. They mess with hackers plans.

    BTW, Zonealarm has been 'round for 15yrs. Reliable.

    Caveat: I'm not connected or affiliated with ZA in any way. I just like their firewall program.

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