Inability of Windows® in launching the Windows® Firewall
Are you in a situation when your Windows is not able to start the Windows Firewall?
Windows Firewall in computers act as a barrier against malware or viruses that seek to damage your computer by entering through your Internet connection. When your Windows Firewall is not working, your computer system is susceptible to all sorts of problems from spyware to hacking. Firewall protection comes with your Windows based computers. Operating system issues could cause an error saying that your Windows computer is unable to display the settings for the Windows Firewall. If the Windows Firewall service will not start or not opened in your computer, it will not protect your computer from inbound security threats. To avoid this risk of virus attacks, you can disconnect your Internet connection while attempting to fix the Windows Firewall.
Below mentioned details discuss about the issue when Windows cannot start the Windows Firewall and different ways to fix the issue:
- Error "0x8000FFFF"
- Service termination
- Unwanted blocking
- Reinstalling the Windows Firewall
The Microsoft Windows Firewall service starts when Windows loads and is necessary for the Firewall to operate. Error "0x8000FFFF" is generated when the Windows Firewall service cannot start and will be listed in the system event log. This problem will be accompanied by similar errors in the log file. Microsoft Windows attributes the error to a corrupted Web publishing rule in the Microsoft Internet security and acceleration server Firewall policy. If the firewall could not be started, security for your system could not be ensured.
You will face this service termination error if you're not running ISA server. The Windows Firewall service terminated with service specific error 5. This error occurs on Windows Vista computers and the firewall will fail even if you attempt to manually start it. The access is denied with the fault lying with registry key permissions. The registry keeps track of each file and its location on the hard drive and the keys have permissions. To solve this Windows cannot start the Windows Firewall issue you can clean your Windows registry.
The most common problem with Windows Firewalls occurs when a program you need is blocked from the Internet. The users who upgrade to Windows XP or install Service pack 2 will notice that some programs quit working. This is normal behavior, as it is the firewall's job to block unsolicited connections to your computer. Sometimes this program makes some errors on firewall that it can not open Windows firewall properly. Windows security alert should inform you that the program is being blocked then click 'unblock' to allow the program to run.
If the Windows Firewall service will not start on your computer it will not protect your computer from malicious programs. This issue occurs as a result of a problem with a file in your computer registry that the Windows Firewall uses and it can be corrected by reinstalling the Windows Firewall on your computer. The reinstallation of Windows Firewall solves most of the problems.
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