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Windows 7: Windows Firewall missing from Services Menu and Error 0x80070424

14 Jan 2012   #11

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Windows Firewall does not exist anymore after Antivirus Alert 2012

In beginning of December, I too, I had a problem with this virus called Win Security Antivirus 2012. I wouldn't click on install at all because it looked very fishy.It also took over the adobe flash player update. It took over everything and was not able to open any program or the internet. McAfee was supposed to fix this yet it seems like it couldn't do it right. Mcafee detected the virus and blocked it but the virus was still there. It was as though Mcafee was a bit too late. I did not even download anything from that virus which kept prompting me to click yes to install. I had to do another full scan with Mcafee and it detected more infected files and it quarantined them.
I also ran a malwarebytes scan and it found some more infected files that it deleted. Now my windows firewall is completely gone and I am getting same messages like the other people above. My Mcafee can't turn on the anti-virus. There is like no help out there. Mcafee should be able to help with this since they are the ones invloved with viruses and stopping them.
That antivirus 2012 was a nasty one and I am surprised that I see Mcafee and ISP providers, which some do provide technical assistance by the way, don't want to help yet it looks like a rampant problem especially in the month of December 2011.

There should be a fix with a click of a button to put back my firewall.

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14 Jan 2012   #12

Windows Seven, Ubuntu

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12 Feb 2012   #13

windows7 ultimate 64 bit
GAC 64 dssktop virus

It seems everyone on the internet is talking about this virus and no one has a solution. I've been working on it for two days now and I give up. As luck would have it I have a full clean backup of my system B 4 it got infected so that's my solution. I tryed going back to a restore point but the virus followed me there:-} you've got to admire whoever came up with this one my hats off to them... the lesson here is always backup your machine!

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19 Jun 2012   #14

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

My solution: the current release of ComboFix fixed this for me. It detected the rootkit it calls Rootkit.ZeroAccess in the TCP/IP stack, removed it, and after the reboot and end of scan... firewall service is back and working perfectly!
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21 Jan 2013   #15

window 8 64 bit
I found a fix

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03 Jun 2013   #16
Call Me Ace

Windows 8 x64
Windows FixIt when Firewall Service is Missing

The Microsoft Fix It #2530126 mentioned in "Method 2" on this page succeeded in restoring Windows Firewall service in my case.

This also allowed the BFE service to start properly -- it is dependent on the Windows Firewall service.
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