Firewall UI completely confusing; can't even tell if its on or off??
I have to describe myself as "Completely Confused" by this entire control panel. That may sound vague, but details are explained step by step.
When i launch (from the system tray), i get the following. Both the "Create Password" and "Dismiss" buttons are dead. So, clicking on them does nothing. The mouse changes to a hand pointer, but clicking does nothing.
Do note that dimmed in the middle, if you look closely, you can see that Firewall Protection is "on".
So, i clicked on View firewall and anti-spam settings. The following comes up.
This also seems to suggest that the Firewall is "on".
So, next i clicked on the word "Firewall". The following comes up.
==>> Now it seems to be suggesting that the Firewall is OFF! And, it offers for me to turn it on!!! (WHAT'S UP?).
At this point if i click on any of those items, like "Traffic controller", "Internet Connections for Programs", etc, they all contain only grayed out material.
I guess i would have to say that i am "TOTALLY CONFUSED".
Can anybody shed light on this, sort it out?
How do i get rid of the "Password" dialog?
Is my Firewall actually on or off?
How can I browse or change details for "Internet Connections for Programs"?