On my 2nd rig (see sig) "everytime" i startup or reboot ,win xp firewall is turned off and the balloon comes up asking if i want to enable it. i thought it might be malware/virus but so far cannot find a trace of 1. ive scanned the pc using the following AVG Free Bit Defender online scan Housecall online scan Panda activescan online scan Adaware free Spybot S&D Spywareblaster and the pc came up clean with every 1 of them ,except for a few tracking cookies. have also used ccleaner/diskcleaner. in Administrative tools/services ,the Firewall is set to "automatic" so it should start? im really at a loss why it wont auto start anymore any suggestions ?