Let us try one of the following methods: Method 1:
Press Win+R, type 'services.msc
', hit enter. Sop "Windows Event Controller" service first, then mcheck if the 'Base Filtering Engine
' service is started.
Now go to Start Menu and type devmgmt.msc
, and open Device Manager. On the View tab and select 'Devices by connection
' and put a check next to 'Show hidden devices
'. Look for Windows Firewall Authorization Driver
(it will have a gold gear icon). Double-click the icon and on the Driver tab, make sure the Startup type is set to 'Demand
Then start 'Windows Firewall
' service, and check if the issue gets resolved. Method 2:
The Firewall Authorization Driver (mdsdrv.sys
) is a protected windows system file. You can run the System File Checker tool and if the file is found to be corrupted, it will be replaced.
Follow these steps carefully.
Go to Start / All Programs / Accessories.
Right click the 'Command Prompt' item and select the 'Run As Administrator' option.
Click 'Continue' on the UAC prompt.
In the command window type the following command. SFC /SCANNOW
This will take some time. The head on to Turn Windows Firewall on or off
Also when everything is sorted download and install any free antivirus program. Microsoft Security Essentials is a very good one: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...ity-essentials
Good Luck !