I've done some searching and can't say that I have found any forum posts or blogs, etc... with my same problem. I can't get windows firewall to turn off. It says its off but other grams still say its turned on such as Lime wire or utorrent. If i go into control panel and go to the firwall settings it says off. But if I switch the view back to category view it says firewall is still turned on. So then when i go to change it, the windows pops up saying its off. WHAT THE H*LL is going on? I happened all of a sudden. The last thing i installed was Norton Anti virus 2007 for the 2 week trial, didn't care for it. I've also tried doing a system restore to an earlier date, but still no luck.