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Unidentified Problem in Windows® Firewall

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Tips on how to solve unidentified problem occurred in Windows Firewall

Windows Firewall is the security program provided by Windows for protecting your computer from malware. Firewall maintains the traffic of your network and blocks if any threats are found. You can block or allow a program using the firewall. Some users face Firewall settings problem in their computer. When users are trying to open the firewall interface, it will show the error due to an unidentified problem, “Due to an unidentified problem, Windows cannot display Windows Firewall settings”. This error occurs due to missing or corrupted SharedAccess.reg file. The SharedAccess.reg file represents the Windows Firewall service. This missing or corruption of the specified file occurs due to the attack of malware or after the virus removal. Due to this problem, users will experience many problems. If firewall is not working, it mean your computer is in high security risk. Fixing this problem as soon as it starts is very important for avoiding heavy security risks. If your computer is properly protected by a security program, such errors will not arise. There are many ways of removing these threats.

The following information helps you to know more about the possible causes and tips to fix such issues of firewall problem:

  • Scan for Malware
  • Setup API InstallHinfSection
  • Registry Modification

Scan for Malware

Malware are the common cause for this firewall issue. If your firewall is showing “Due to an unidentified problem, Windows cannot display Windows Firewall settings”, then the next step is to conduct a system scan. For that, update your computer security program first. If you are using old version of security database, it will not help you in catching the threats. Before scanning your computer disconnect the network connection.

Setup API InstallHinfSection

After the scanning procedure for running the firewall program do the following steps. Open the command prompt interface. Type Rundll32 setupapi,InstallHinfSection Ndi-Steelhead 132 %windir%infnetrass.inf and hit enter. Restart Windows, open Command Prompt and type Netsh firewall reset in the opened interface. Then hit Enter. Then, open the firewall interface and turn it ON. These procedures will solve the firewall error problem.

Registry Modification

You can solve the firewall issue by modify the registry. Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Make essential backup before you make any changes in the registry. Any wrong altering in the registry will make you reinstalling Operating System. For the registry modification, visit the Microsoft site and copy the registry entries from there and paste it in the registry. After that, open the command prompt window and type Netsh Firewall Reset, then hit Enter. After this procedure, open the firewall interface and change the status to ON.

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