Windows 10: Unable to turn on windows firewall

  1.    21 Mar 2017 #1

    Unable to turn on windows firewall


    My Windows firewall kept freezing my PC every time I downloaded a file and after a lot of trouble I managed to turn it off permanently because it kept turning on by itself. However, I'm no longer able to turn it back on.
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  2.    22 Mar 2017 #2

    CreativeSelf,

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    Try restoring the firewall settings by right-clicking the white Windows icon on the left of the TaskBar, and selecting: Command Prompt (Admin)


    At the elevated command prompt, type the following and press Enter:


    Code:
    netsh advfirewall reset

    The command restores the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security policy to the default policy, returns all Group Policy settings to Not Configured, and deletes all connection security and firewall rules.
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       23 Mar 2017 #3

    Unfortunately that command only works, when Windows Firewall is running.



    CreativSelf said: View Post
    However, I'm no longer able to turn it back on.
    It seems, that your firewall is disabled by policy. What kind of security do you use?

    You can try this, run CMD as admin and copy/paste:

    reg delete "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsFirewall" /f
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