Microsoft® Windows® Firewall
Features of Windows Firewall
Windows Firewall is one of the security feature comes with Windows operating system. Windows firewall is included in most of the Windows operating system. Firewall is a software or hardware which protects the system from network attacks and other malwares. Firewall enriched with powerful features can therefore use as a traffic between the networks. Firewall will check all the incoming and outgoing packets of data. The main function of the firewall is to maintain the network connection together with providing high level of security. Sometimes these firewalls may not work properly and generate some errors. This may due to several reasons. One of the possible reasons is with the presence of other security programs. Some of the malware also has the power to disable firewall. But we can easily resolve most of the Windows firewall issues.
Some of the issues when Windows Firewall options are greyed out, its possible causes and tips to fix the issues are given below:
Windows Firewall is a security application which protects the system from all kind of real time errors. Firewall comes with Windows operating system which manages the traffic over the network efficiently. Sometimes, these applications may not work properly and generate certain errors. And in some cases the firewall options may grayed out. Therefore the system may easily get infect with attacks such as virus, Trojans, etc. Disabling of firewall option restrict the user from several advanced features of firewall.
There may be several reasons for the grayed out of Firewall. The possible one reason is the attack of malwares such as Virus, worms, Trojans, etc. Some of these malwares have the ability to disable security tools such as Firewall and may result in the gray out of Firewall options. This may happen due to improper updating of Windows. If you are running an outdated version of Windows then also there is a chance of the malware attacks.
We can resolve these issues of Firewall in Windows operating system. Main resolution for the grayed out of firewall is by removing firewall group policy from the system registry. One of the major causes for these issues is malware attack. Perform a powerful system scan using a strong antivirus product to detect and remove all kind of errors. After that you can enable the options of firewall. Also try to keep the updated copy of Windows operating system for the proper working of firewall. Windows registry has the capability to support only one antivirus program. So install only one security software on the system or otherwise add these programs to the extension tab of firewall.
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