Windows® Firewall Error 6801
What does Windows Firewall Error 6801 mean and how to fix this issue?
Windows Operating System from Microsoft has wide range of features. It is one of the most reliable OS available now. Windows Operating System comes with a bundle of software and hardware features. Windows Operating System features several programs for providing security and backup. Windows Firewall is a product which offers several technologies to prevent system from all types of errors. Firewall is an application which is used to manage traffic of a network together with providing high level of security. Sometimes, this firewall may not work properly and generate several errors and thus, the security of our system and programs is compromised. Disabling firewall will enable malware to enter into the system and thereby, damaging the system resources. Also, all traffic between the networks slows down.
Some of the reasons for the error code of Window firewall to appear and tips to resolve the issues are given below:
- Windows Firewall Configuration
- Third party programs
- Tips to Resolve the Issue
Windows Firewall Configuration
Sometimes, Windows Firewall will terminate with an error code ‘6801’. This mainly happens due to improper configuration of Firewall in the system. This may happen accidently or otherwise while making changes to the firewall settings. If you have made any improper configuration in the Firewall then, it will stop its working and will display error message with a code 6801. This issue can be resolved by resetting Windows Firewall Configuration.
Third party programs
Another reason which causes the error messages in Firewall is due to the presence of third party programs such as other personal firewall and antivirus programs. Windows registry can handle only one security software and therefore, if you install any other antivirus or security software then it will block the functioning of the firewall and will display error messages. Therefore, try to install one antivirus program or add exception programs in the Firewall.
We can resolve most of the issues associated with Windows Firewall. The error message 6801 occurs mainly due to improper configuration of the firewall or due to the presence of any third party software. The common methods which can be used to resolve include resetting Windows firewall and clean boot. You can reset the Firewall by selecting ‘Command Prompt’ from the ‘Accessories’. Then right click ‘Command prompt’ and select ‘Run as Administrator’. Then, type appropriate code for resetting the firewall and then restart the system. Other method to resolve the issue is by performing clean boot which can be done by disabling all services from msconfig.
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