That has to be the dumbest thing I've ever heard. You should kill yourself for saying that. That's like saying: "Hmm, there's a scratch on the side of my car. I might as well replace the whole frame." Try this Nick: Open "regedit" and navigate to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Policies \ Microsoft \ WindowsFirewall" and delete the "WindowsFirewall" key. Restart your computer; you should now be able to turn the firewall on or off. Tell me the outcome.