Windows 10: Firewall missing

  1.    29 Oct 2014 #1

    Firewall missing


    This is about Windows 8.1, which I'm half thinking of upgrading to TP. A few months ago after a couple of updates the Firewall went missing in action, I don't think its Malware, I've checked with heaps of Malware programmes, and it was straight after an update.

    I've tried Scannow and fixing up some other stuff that stopped as well, but no luck. Even the updates weren't working anymore, but I've got them working again, now it's just the Firewall, any suggestions.
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  2.    29 Oct 2014 #2

    BillyBob said: View Post
    This is about Windows 8.1, which I'm half thinking of upgrading to TP. A few months ago after a couple of updates the Firewall went missing in action, I don't think its Malware, I've checked with heaps of Malware programmes, and it was straight after an update.

    I've tried Scannow and fixing up some other stuff that stopped as well, but no luck. Even the updates weren't working anymore, but I've got them working again, now it's just the Firewall, any suggestions.
    I rang Microsoft about it they suggested downloading 8.1 which I tried but won't work, I think because my serial no has MCE in it. So I downloaded one off a Torrent site which hasn't fixed the problem, I'd rather do it legit, but ringing Microsoft is going to cost me around $80 to $100.
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       29 Oct 2014 #3

    If it were Windows 7 I`d say to run a system file check, but I have no idea if it runs properly in Windows 8.

    Wouldn`t this problem be better solved in a windows 8 forum ?

    http://www.eightforums.com/
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  4.    29 Oct 2014 #4

    Yes SFC works in 8 done it plenty of times, fixed a lot of registry problems which stopped running. Like I said after the updates a lot of things stopped working, I got nearly everything working except the Firewall.

    I suppose I'll have to register again to go on Eightforums, I was hoping someone here might have a quick cure.
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  5.    29 Oct 2014 #5

    Hi

    I had problems with the firewall when I first started using Windows 8.
    It took forever to fix it, I even installed a 3rd party one.

    I assume that you have gone to Services and that the service won't start?

    If you haven't try that.

    I wish I could tell you exactly what I did to fix it step by step but it's been too long for me to remember exactly.
    But the problem was in the permissions.

    If you haven't already go to the Run box Windows Key + R, and type in "services.msc" and find the Windows Firewall service and see if it is set to start automatically and if it's not running try and start it and see what error message you get.

    Come back and tell us what you found, I may be able to find my post about it at the time which explained in detail how I fixed it, if the service is the problem.

    Mike
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  6.    30 Oct 2014 #6

    Hi
    Yeah I've got free Zone Alarm running and MalwareBytes. I did the services.msc thing ages ago and found a lot of stuff not running, got nearly everything running gain and did SFC. The error code is 0x8007042c and says it can't change some of my settings.
    I think the problem is in the Diagnostic Policy Services but don't know where.
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