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Windows 7: Windows Firewall and Windows Security Center can't be started

19 Jul 2012   #21
compheadache

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

The registry changes I made (listed in that link) were made on the recommendation of HonorGamer, listed as "Power User" - should I undo them, and if so, can you take a look at that link & tell me how to?


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19 Jul 2012   #22
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

please see post #16.

Use Control Panel | Programs and Features | rt-click on a file to uninstall

The only other approach I can recommend is RevoUninstaller Pro.
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19 Jul 2012   #23
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by compheadache View Post
The registry changes I made (listed in that link) were made on the recommendation of HonorGamer, listed as "Power User" - should I undo them, and if so, can you take a look at that link & tell me how to?
If possible, then Undo those changes.

We will fix you problem without causing more problems from registry twiddling.
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19 Jul 2012   #24
compheadache

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

these were the changes I made - I downloaded the registry center files, base filtering engine, security center service and windows defender that you see linked below. Can you be more specific as to how I should uninstall them or undo what I did?

narenxp replied on
Hi
Make sure that PC is clean(free from zero access rootkit before trying this fixes)

This firewall issue is commonly found on vista and windows 7 (64 BIT OS)
This is symptom for rootkit on 64 bit systems

if you find a folder called system64
C:/WINDOWS/SYSTEM64(not the sysWOW64)


and a file called consrv.dll
C:/WINDOWS/SYSTEM32/CONSRV.DLL
You're infected by zero access rootkit.It is recommended to contact malware removal forums to remove it first and try the fix


Download both the registry files

http://download.bleepingcomputer.com...s/7/MpsSvc.reg

Base filtering engine

http://download.bleepingcomputer.com...ices/7/BFE.reg

Launch them and click YES when you get a UAC prompt

Restart your PC

Now,open RUN and type

regedit and click ok

go to

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\BFE

Right click on it-permissions

Click on ADD and type

Everyone and click ok

Now Click on Everyone

Below you have permission for users

Select full control and click ok

Now,open RUN and type

services.msc and click ok

start base filtering engine service and then windows firewall service


You may also be missing security center and windows defender service
Download
Security center service
http://download.bleepingcomputer.com...s/7/wscsvc.reg


windows defender
http://download.bleepingcomputer.com.../WinDefend.reg

Launch it and click YES when you get a UAC prompt
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19 Jul 2012   #25
compheadache

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

P.S. I do have a System Restore point on CCleaner dated 7/18 at 10:37pm EST - which I believe is just before I did the registry and other changes recommended by HonorGamer (17 hrs ago, which would be just before or after then I think. Should I try doing system restore to that point? If I do, I'll need your help to see if it got rid of those changes
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19 Jul 2012   #26
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Don't ever listen to someone who tells you to muck around with the registry with the two exceptions which I gave.

you will never find me advising anyone to muck around with the registry.

Now with all of that said, we are going to find out if there is a restore point which pre-dates your registry changing.

Even if the restore point indicates that other software will be uninstalled, then still use the restore point.

I'm trying to avoid you needing to perform a 100% clean install just to get a stable system.

Believe it or not, unless you have been using one of those super-duper speedup your computer programs or the likes thereof, then you have restore points.

CCleaner can show you restore points, Win 7 can show you your restore points, I've a little on-liner PowerShell script that show your restore points.

We've got a nice tutorial on how to restore to a previous restore point.

Here is a synopsis:
RESTORE TO A PREVIOUS SYSTEM RESTORE POINT
1) WIN | type SYSTEM RESTORE | ENTER | NEXT
| Choose a different restore point radio button | NEXT
2) Show more restore pointscheckbox (lower left)
3) Highlight the desired restore point
4) Scan for affected programs(lower right)make a note of affected programs
5) CLOSE | NEXT | FINISH


WIN = key with the wavy Microsoft flag on top.
=========================================

Learn to ALWAYS create a restore point before undertaking changes.

karl
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19 Jul 2012   #27
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by compheadache View Post
P.S. I do have a System Restore point on CCleaner dated 7/18 at 10:37pm EST - which I believe is just before I did the registry and other changes recommended by HonorGamer (17 hrs ago, which would be just before or after then I think. Should I try doing system restore to that point? If I do, I'll need your help to see if it got rid of those changes
The system restore will restore the registry. You will be ok. Use the Restore Point which pre-dates the changes.
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19 Jul 2012   #28
compheadache

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

It seems that's the only restore point listed (see 1st attached pic). When I click the "Show more restore points" button, nothing happens. With that button clicked, when I click Next it gets me to a screen to enact the one restore point (see 2nd pic). Is there a way to get an earlier restore point, or is that the only one available?


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Windows Firewall and Windows Security Center can't be started-restore-point-1.jpg Windows Firewall and Windows Security Center can't be started-restore-point-2.jpg 
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19 Jul 2012   #29
compheadache

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

...or should I click the click the "Show more restore points" button and then click the "Scan for affected programs" button (instead of clicking "Next" to check if there are more restore points?
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19 Jul 2012   #30
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I'm afraid with all of the actions you have taken that you'v eliminated some restore points.

Let's see what this one-liner powershell script says which will put a file on your desktop listing restore points. Upload the file.

# STEP 1 ** RUN POWERSHELL AS ADMINISTRATOR
WIN key | type POWERSHELL | do NOT hit ENTER |
in the PROGRAMS list, right-click on WINDOWS POWERSHELL |
choose "Run as administrator" |
Click on the YES button (if such appears)

# STEP 2 ** COPY AND PASTE
COPY the script using CTRL+C,
PASTE into Powershell
---Right-Click at the PowerShell Prompt
---(Ctrl+V does not work)

WIN key = key with Microsoft log on top



Script:
get-computerrestorepoint |sort -descending sequencenumber $env:userprofile\desktop\RestorePoints.TXT 
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