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Windows 7: How do I fix my Windows Firewall?

17 Aug 2014   #1
DoeZ

Windows7 Home Premium 32-bit SP-1
 
 
How do I fix my Windows Firewall?

The other day I had installed a VPN service that I had...but I decided that I didn't like that one so I followed the links to uninstall it and after that I just figured why not clean up my PC too it had been a few weeks since I really cleaned it...ccleaner and disc cleanup and defrag etc...after all that I also ran some of the items I have just to keep it all up to date and my PC clean as well...like my MS Essentials and Malwarebytes etc...while all that was doing what it does I went about my own business and when everything was all done and my PC was nice and clean again I went to get on it and I get the "Flag" with the red x in the circle telling me to "Turn on my Windows Firewall"...when I clicked the open the action center (I think it was) there's a box with a RED STRIPE going down the left side under SECURITY...and in that box it says...Network firewall (important) Windows Firewall is turned off or set up incorrectly. I tried to click the tab that says "Turn on now" with the shield for admin permission I guess which I am...and nothing happens...I really don't know what to do here...Can anyone help me out please?

Thanks
DoeZ


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18 Aug 2014   #2
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

Try Microsofts Fix It for Windows Firewall:
Diagnose and fix Windows Firewall service problems automatically

If that doesn't help there are other suggestions here:
Can't turn on windows 7 firewall - Microsoft Community
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18 Aug 2014   #3
DoeZ

Windows7 Home Premium 32-bit SP-1
 
 

Ok Thanks I'll give that a try and let ya know how it goes.
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18 Aug 2014   #4
DoeZ

Windows7 Home Premium 32-bit SP-1
 
 

This is what I got from that link...


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18 Aug 2014   #5
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

Strange, I tested both links now again and no problems! Maybe it's a temporary issue with these servers
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18 Aug 2014   #6
DoeZ

Windows7 Home Premium 32-bit SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tookeri View Post
Strange, I tested both links now again and no problems! Maybe it's a temporary issue with these servers
I clicked it right from your posting too

I just clicked it again from your posting and it's working now...how strange :/
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18 Aug 2014   #7
DoeZ

Windows7 Home Premium 32-bit SP-1
 
 

Not sure what I should do here? It's telling me that Remote Assistance is enabled but blocked by Windows Firewall...and then gives me 3 options...one to leave it as is 2 to allow it to work with Windows Firewall and 3 to allow and enable it to work with Windows Firewall...
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18 Aug 2014   #8
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

If you're unsure then leave it as is. I can't find any documentation about this Fix It, so I can't help further.
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18 Aug 2014   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

You stated that you set up all those scans and went about your business.

Did you run all your scans separately or more than one scan at a time?
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18 Aug 2014   #10
DoeZ

Windows7 Home Premium 32-bit SP-1
 
 

No No No 1 scan at a time. I never ever run multiple things like that at the same time.
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