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Virus? Windows Firewall not starting.

Discussion in 'Windows - Virus and spyware problems' started by urponator, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. urponator

    urponator Member

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    My Windows Firewall stopped working recently. I can't recall that I did anything special before it halted. Windows did however install updates and I noticed it after I logged in again, afaik it worked before that. Tried starting the firewall from control panel got Error code 0x80070424.
    Tried this already:
    http://blogs.technet.com/b/asiasupp...-not-available-in-services-database-list.aspx
    Afterwards no error from control panel (just loads and then nothing), but from services.msc (when starting the firewall) I get "windows could not start the windows firewall on local computer. for more information, review the system event log. If this is a non-microsoft service, contact the service vendor, and refer to service-specific error code 5."
     
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    aldan Active member

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    not a virus,just a windows update problem. try this link.http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968002
     
  4. urponator

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    Ok, thanks!
    Restored and re-installed the updates, working.
     
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    good deal.
     

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