Do I need IPSec?

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  1. cmwilson

    cmwilson Registered Member

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    I am getting the error, Could not start the IPSEC Services service
    on Local Computer.

    Error 10045: The attempted operation is not supported for the type of object referenced.

    I am running McAfee Internet Security Suite, and their recommendation is to turn off the Windows firewall. Is this why I'm getting this error?

    If not, should I be concerned? I've searched on the error, which seems to have something to do with networking software, but I am not on a network.
     
  2. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

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    McAfee ISS already includes a firewall so u should turn off the Windows one. also check ur services and disable IPSEC.
     
  3. Rico

    Rico Registered Member

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    Hi, Al ittle food for thought here:

    Take Care
    Rico
     

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  4. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

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    according to TweakHound, it may only be required for some VPN connections.

    then this site says it may only be needed for some domains.

    TechRepublic has a PDF "Windows XP services that can be disabled" and and they too recommend u disable IPSEC unless you connect over an IPSEC secured connection.

    Blackviper also recommends disabling it and says it may only be needed on some domains or VPN connections.
     
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  5. cmwilson

    cmwilson Registered Member

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    Thanks, WSFuser & Rico, for your prompt replies. The consensus seems to be that it either can or should be disabled. My computer seems to be working fine, so I guess I'll leave things as they are. :)
     
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