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window open on boot

window open on boot

Postby richocki » Fri May 03, 2013 4:25 am

Running Windows 7 Firewall Control in windows 7 64bit. Great program but when I boot the computer the Windows 7 Firewall Control window always opens. It is the one that has the programs, settings and statistics tabs. How can I stop this window from opening?
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Re: window open on boot

Postby VistaFirewallControl » Fri May 03, 2013 12:10 pm

Just tried to reproduce the problem with the mentioned version (x64 Free), W7FC did not open the main window after reboot.
We would suggest you to verify the following:
- If W7FC is double launched, the second instance is configured to open the window of the first instance. So if you have an additional/alternative (to the main installer) way to launch W7FC, you will see the window opened. Are there any additional/custom settings to autorun W7FC?
- If you do not see the window itself, but see only a "pedal" in the task bar, please uncheck Settings/Window7TaksBarIntegration
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Re: window open on boot

Postby richocki » Fri May 03, 2013 3:28 pm

OK, the window does not open every time. It's about 8 out of 10 starts. I am not sure where or what is telling W7FC to start. When I installed it I went with defaults. I'll look around and see if I can come up with what is autorunning it.

I see the window and not the "pedal"

There is an icon in the system tray for W7FC and when I look at Process Explorer it shows Windows7firewallcontrol.exe
and windows7firewallservices.exe running.

Just looked at msconfig and it shows 2 'Vista-wall extended control for Windows 7 and Vista firewall'
one in registry key
HKLM\software\WOW6432node\Microsoft\windows\currentversion\run AND
HKLM\software\Microsoft\windows\currentversion\run

I assume that is what is telling W7FC to autorun. are both needed?
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Re: window open on boot

Postby VistaFirewallControl » Fri May 03, 2013 4:57 pm

>HKLM\software\WOW6432node\Microsoft\windows\currentversion\run AND
HKLM\software\Microsoft\windows\currentversion\run

Thank you for the investigations.
Most probably you had the 32-bit version installed previously but not removed (uninstalled) correctly.
Actually only one entry is required, i.e.
HKLM\software\Microsoft\windows\currentversion\run for 64-bit product installation.

The entry at ..WOW6432nodeā€¦ should be removed.
Please remove the entry and the problem should be solved.
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Re: window open on boot

Postby richocki » Sat May 04, 2013 1:56 am

I thought the syswow64 was where 64bit programs are installed? I have deleted it and will let you know after a few boots if it worked.
Thanks
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Re: window open on boot

Postby VistaFirewallControl » Sat May 04, 2013 2:33 pm

Exactly contrariwise.
syswow64 is the folder to store 32bit application data on 64-bit systems
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Re: window open on boot

Postby richocki » Sun May 05, 2013 1:16 am

Thank you, I did have that backwards. I deleted the entry WOW6432node in msconfig and I no longer have the window opening up on boot.
W7FC is working and every one is happy :) Thanks for the quick solution to my problem.
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