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Windows 7: Windows Firewall will not start at all.

13 Feb 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Windows Firewall will not start at all.

A few days ago I found that my computer had been infected via a flash exploit. BFE and Windows firewall registry setting were removed. After recovering and fixing the registry settings, firewall won't start now, whether it's through the control panel or services.msc. When I do it through control panel, I get the loading cursor and can't do anything, followed by it just suddenly going away and nothing happens. When I try starting it through services.msc I get a could not start service on local computer error. There is no issues with the Firewall driver, the only other firewall I've tried to use is the AVG internet protection one that stopped working the day I installed it. Windows firewall worked afterwards. I've been looking for fixes, I've tried reinstalling it(Didn't work), I've done an SFV Scan(I think that's what it's called), and nothing worked. I think the files are missing or something. Has this or a similar thing happened to anyone else? Any help would be appreciated.

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14 Feb 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium


Let's take a look at what is going on with your system with this short scan...

Please download RogueKiller:
Tlcharger RogueKiller (Site Officiel)

When you get to the website, go to where it says:
(Download link) Lien de téléchargement:

Select the version that applies to your system: x64

Click the dark-blue button that applies to download.

Save to the Desktop

Close all windows and browsers
Right-click RogueKiller and select 'Run as Administrator'

Press: SCAN

A report opens on the Desktop: RKreport.txt

Please provide the RKreport.txt (Mode: Scan) in your reply.

(Please do not delete anything!)

Also, download Farbar Service Scanner
Save to the Desktop
  • Make sure the following options are checked:
    • Internet Services
    • Windows Firewall
    • System Restore
    • Security Center
    • Windows Update
    • Windows Defender
  • Press: Scan
  • FSS creates a log, FSS.txt, on the Desktop.
Please provide the FSS.txt in your reply.
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